Why are new services needed?
According to the US Department of Labor report 2013, only 28% of people with a developmental disability are employed. Of those, 55% typically lose their job within three - six months. Often, the employee lacks the ability to perform as expected in the traditional jobs which usually requires speed, accuracy and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment. Others find it difficult to find an appropriate job that interests them or matches their abilities. It is the goal of LifeWork@FRA to change these statistics. The goal is for job retention, acceptance from the entire workforce, and longevity in the workplace by using customized employment strategies.