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U.S. News and World Report interview with Rodger DeRose

Emphasizes progress among major employers

Rodger DeRose, president and CEO of Kessler Foundation, is quoted in this September 6 US News article, "August Jobs Report Shows Negative Outlook for Disabled Workers." This article examines the August Trends in Disability Employment – National Update (TIDE Update) issued by experts at Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Also interviewed is Andrew Houtenville, PhD, of UNH. Despite the disappointing data, DeRose emphasizes the heightened awareness of some major employers regarding the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.