Unemployment markedly higher among deaf individuals in Buffalo

The National Deaf Center estimates that more than half of the deaf community in the United States are unemployed. David Wantuck, community engagement specialist at deaf access services in Buffalo, explains that “It's not necessarily the fact of them not wanting to work… It is the fact of them having a hard time trying to get a job." Despite the challenges of finding employment, deaf people do have resources they can utilize. Buffalo’s St. Mary's School for the Deaf offers a work base learning program and Deaf Access provides services like resume reviews and mock interviews. 

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