09 Jan: Buono Bill To Assist The Disabled Find Work Receives Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – Senator Barbara Buono hailed final legislative approval of her bill that would provide tax credit incentives to New Jersey companies that employ developmentally disabled individuals.

“For organizations like Easter Seals, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find companies willing to hire the developmentally disabled individuals who work in their sheltered workshops,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “Competition from factories located abroad companies where wages are drastically lower has dramatically decreased the potential for contracting with local companies. These tax credits will allow those nonprofits running sheltered workshops to be an economically viable option for local businesses when contracting product assembly and packaging services.”