The U.S. Department of Labor statistics show that just 17.6% of citizens with disabilities are employed. This low employment rate forces citizens to depend on public assistance programs – such as Social Security, SNAP, and AHCCCS – costing taxpayers millions of dollars every year.
Quality Connections (QC) is a non-profit organization that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. QC has recently partnered with Harvest of Tempe dispensary to develop Arizona’s newest rehabilitation partnership. The collaboration will employ many disabled persons in Harvest’s northern Arizona production facility. This opportunity will provide the individuals with the ability to withdraw from government aid. As a result, the QC and Harvest partnership will create economic growth and a sense of identity for a populace that can fall behind both financially and socially.
“The people we serve have proven to be the most loyal, capable, driven employees available in Arizona’s labor force,” stated the CEO of QC. “It’s exciting to provide these individuals the opportunity to be self-sufficient and work in this new industry.”