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Employment

Following the provisions of United Nations Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), LDF takes up the position that the state should encourage the employment of persons with disabilities in the open market. The employment system currently established in Lithuania directs such people into segregated enterprises where inclusion is limited.

Employment of persons with disabilities in Lithuania is extremely low – only at 27 percent. Finding a job is especially difficult for those with more severe disabilities.

Due to a long-time exclusion of persons with disabilities, the employees tend to have negative biases toward such people. There is also a lack of assistive services that would aid persons with disabilities in finding and keeping a job.