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The American Job Center connects businesses to individuals seeking employment through local American Job Centers. As an employer you can post jobs in the Veterans Job Bank, the central source for identifying Veteran-committed employment opportunities and helping employers hire qualified Veterans, as well as connect with your local labor exchange and state job bank to reach jobseekers locally and around the country.
The ASAN provides consulting services to assist companies and agencies with including autistic individuals in diversity employment programs and providing workplace accommodations.
The COSD is a national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers. Its Career Gateway program offers a nationwide online job posting and college students resume database system for students with disabilities. For employers committed to including disability as part of their diversity efforts, COSD Career Gateway is a vital pipeline to future members of the workforce.
DisABLEDperson is a nonprofit public foundation that provides an online employment recruitment service for individuals and veterans with disabilities. They work closely with employers to make their job openings available to individuals with disabilities, and with disability rights organizations and State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies from across the country. Employers and individuals create an online account to post jobs and to search for current job openings.
Disability.gov is the Federal Government Web site for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources for employers and jobseekers from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country. The site has an “Employment” page with resources for recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities, a link to State vocational rehabilitation agencies across the country, information on reasonable accommodation and job support, job boards connecting employers to jobseekers with disabilities, and other pertinent information.
EARN provides free technical assistance to employers seeking to recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities.
The National Employment Team or the NET is supported by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR). CSAVR membership includes the 80 Directors of the public Vocational Rehabilitation programs operating federal/state funded programs in every state, the territories and DC. VR programs serve over one million individuals with disabilities per year through 25,000 uniquely qualified staff and a vendor network of 10,000 community agencies. The goal of the program is to support the career development, employment and retention of individuals with disabilities. The NET serves the business community through a national team of VR Business Consultants led by the Director of Business Relations at CSAVR. The NET works through a dual customer model designed to meet the employment needs of business (public and private sector) through the referral of qualified applicants and a variety of business focused support services. The NET provides cost support services include: pre-employment programs, including internships, on the job or business based training; talent recruitment, referral and retention; staff training; financial supports; employee assistance; consulting and technical assistance.
The mission of the NFB is the complete integration of the blind into society including the workforce. One way of doing this is by providing employers access to resources and information such as lists of Braille resources and the latest assistive technologies, and offering Web accessibility certifications.
NOD provides technical assistance and can help federal contractors with setting utilization goals, collecting data, and reaching out to sourcing agencies and disability service providers. Its subject matter experts, with knowledge acquired through the Bridges to Business initiative and other programs, possess considerable experience and expertise in employer disability processes and procedures, among other things, and can help employers change processes for the entire employment life cycle.
NTI has a technology assisted method of finding job applicants with disabilities for federal contractors and other companies seeking qualified workers. According to NTI, it has used this technique for six years to fill jobs for companies and federal agencies who want to find qualified home-based individuals with disabilities for virtual customer service jobs. They are expanding the use of this method to filling traditional on-site jobs. Partnering with major staffing agencies, federal contractors and Fortune 500 companies, NTI’s “The Staffing Connection” program places Americans with disabilities in on-site positions. NTI has access to the national database of 11.5 million Americans receiving Social Security disability benefits.
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
Add Us In is a new initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The initiative is designed to identify and develop strategies to increase employment opportunities within the small business community for individuals with disabilities. Included within the small business community are targeted businesses that are owned and operated by minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Vocational Rehabilitation agencies coordinate and provide counseling, evaluation, and job placement services for people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education’s Education Resource Organization Directory (EROD) provides contact information on rehabilitative services to assist people with disabilities.
A public-private partnership is an effort to raise awareness about the business case for hiring people with disabilities. It provides employers information, tools, and state and local resources to help them hire people with disabilities and integrate them into their workforce. Check out the “Hire Gauge”. Health & Disability Advocates (HDA), a national nonprofit, spearheads the effort on behalf of more than 40 states and various national and regional organizations.
The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is a collaborative effort among social disability and business organizations that seek positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The organization encourages employers to recognize the value and talent that people with disabilities bring to the workforce. The site has outreach tools to promote inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities in the workplace including a news room that includes timely information with social media venues.
The Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. This program, through Employment Network (EN) providers and State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies, coordinates and provides appropriate services to help social security beneficiaries find and maintain employment. These services may be training, career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, job placement, and ongoing support services necessary to achieve a work goal.
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a free resource through which private businesses and federal agencies nationwide can identify qualified temporary and permanent candidates from a variety of professional fields. Applicants are highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce.
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