BY SUSAN K. LIVIO
STATE HOUSE BUREAU
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:26 PM
TRENTON - The Arc of New Jersey helped Bill Byrne get an interview for a kitchen job at the boys prep school, Delbarton in Morristown three years ago. But Byrne believes he got hired on the spot because he works hard and he's "fussy" about making sure everything is clean and organized.
"My supervisor took a chance on me,'' said Byrne, 58 of Morristown. "Some places might be scared to hire people with a disability."
Byrne attended a press conference with Gov. Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat in Trenton Thursday to draw attention to the administration's new "Employment First" policy, which will require state government to remove any barriers or practices that might prevent people with physical, developmental and mental disabilities from holding a job. New Jersey is the 14th state to adopt the policy, he said. CONTINUE READING >>
Apr 23 2012, 02:42 PM