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Walker signs law for disabled job training


LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- A new state law will make it easier for people with disabilities to get jobs.

Governor Walker signed a bill into law today that increases state funding and maximizes federal funding for vocational rehabilitation services.

It will fund employment and counseling service for people with disabilities, and help employers hire them.

"One of the things that will help us make sure employers have people with the qualifications they need to fill those jobs, is making sure we make it easier for people with disabilities. Some of our most talented people here and across the state are able to break down some of the barriers that have traditionally been in place to helping them gain employment," said Walker.

The new law will reduce the waiting period for vocational rehabilitation support from 4 to 5 months to about 4 weeks.

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