A program within the Illinois Department of Human Services helped put more than 5,000 people with disabilities to work last year. DHS spokesman Veronica Vera says that's a 5 percent increase in new jobs for disabled persons through the state's Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
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Over the past three years, 15,000 people have found jobs through the programs, and DHS has specialized services to assist those who are blind or deaf maintain employment. To learn more and to hear some success stories, click on the link at this story at AltonDailyNews.com.