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New center hopes to place disabled in jobs

October 24, 2006

Albany-  A new employment program hopes to put people with disabilities to work in south Georgia.  The ribbon was cut Tuesday afternoon on the Advocacy Resource Center on Pine Avenue.

The center is the state's first pilot program that will help people with disabilities to become self-sufficient, productive workers. 

"This is extremely important to ensure that all people have access to employment and training opportunities. This is a model we believe it will not only be a model for the state of Georgia but I think it has the potential to become a national model to ensure equal access to all of our citizens," said Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond.

The front of the center will serve as a store with training and employment related services in the back.

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