25 Years Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

25 Years Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed into law 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990. In a quarter-century of the law, designed in part to tear down barriers of discrimination that kept candidates with disabilities from obtaining positions, the marketplace has made progress.

Google is putting a spotlight on the law's passage, as well as some of the leading figures in the fight for fair employment regulations and opportunities.

However, there's still plenty more employers can do to improve the outlook for those with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor's 2014 findings said, "Unemployment rates were higher for persons with a disability than for those with no disability among all educational attainment groups."

Meanwhile, employment opportunities for employees with disabilities were much more limited to part-time positions, 33% against 16%.

In recognition of the Americans With Disabilities Act's silver anniversary, CareerCast.com is proud to partner with organizations such as RecruitDisability.org to pair candidates with disabilities and the perfect job.