What is Hire Me SC?
People with disabilities can work, want to work, and should be afforded every opportunity to work. Powered by Able SC and the South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition (“SCDEC:” a coalition formed to eliminate employment barriers for individuals with disabilities), Hire Me SC is a campaign that promotes a culture of inclusion across the state of South Carolina, one in which employment for every individual, disability or not, is the norm rather than the exception.
Although Hire Me SC focuses its message on and extends its reach to all individuals in South Carolina with disabilities, funding secured by Able SC and the SCDEC for the South Carolina Employment First Initiative (SCEFI) places a current focus on young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).
The SCEFI is a multi-faceted “systems change” enterprise to increase employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), specifically.
Led by 13 project partners within the SCDEC, the SCEFI is made possible through funding by the Administration for Community Living and aims to ignite change, ensuring all young adults with ID/DD receive minimum wage or higher, at a comparable rate to co-workers in a job based on individual talent.