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*We know how hard it is to get a job these days. Just ask most unemployed people.

People with a job say things like, “Just go get a job at Target?” As if you can ever down-play your multiple skills to the point that they’d believe you can be counted on…once you get over this rough spot.

Well, imagine having a disability and looking for a job. Ever imagine how hard that must be? Which makes the compassion shown by a movie theater in Connecticut stand out from the rest. The  nonprofit movie theater is committed to giving people with physical or developmental disabilities an opportunity to succeed in the workforce.

More than half of the staff at the Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, are people with disabilities.

“It’s an incredibly talented pool,” Mike Santini, director of development for the organization told The Huffington Post. “They’re an untapped resource. They’re really excited about their jobs, and they’re really dedicated. They just need a workplace that’s accommodating and welcoming.”

Read more at EURThisNthat.