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Leading the disabled from unemployment to self-employment

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According to the latest , about half of allworking-age people with are unemployed. Recognizingthis fact, the President's Committee on of Peoplewith Disabilities recently launched an that will providethe disabled with resources to help them become self-employed.

Called the and Self-Employment Service, theinitiative consists of a toll-free phone line people can call forconsultations and a where interested parties can find moreinformation: site acts as clearinghouse with links to entities such as theSBA, Web sites aimed at homebased business and organizationsserving the disabled. In addition to the Web site, prospectiveentrepreneurs can call (800) 526-7234.

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