Skip to page content
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Bookmark and Share
ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy - Driving Change Creating Opportunity

Business Sense Banner

Business Sense

Need Guidance on Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture?
Just Ask EARN

Today, more and more employers are recognizing that recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing workers with disabilities is good for America and good for business. They're learning that businesses inclusive of people with disabilities benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills and creative business solutions. What's more, disability diversity is an important way to tap into a growing market, since people with disabilities represent the third largest market segment in the U.S.

However, when it comes to capitalizing on this untapped talent pool, many employers need guidance and background on the what, why and how. Enter the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)—a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. EARN educates public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures, empowering them to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.

This week, EARN announced the relaunch of its website, Featuring updated content, an enhanced look and feel, and a streamlined navigational structure, the new site is a centralized gateway to employer-focused tools, resources and training on disability inclusion. It also features a new Primer on Disability Inclusion for those looking for general guidance and background.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center, EARN assists all kinds of employers—including small businesses, federal contractors, and state and federal government agencies. In addition to its website, EARN regularly hosts webinars and delivers customized trainings on a range of topics. For more information, and to subscribe to EARN's newsletter and social media platforms, visit

For additional news and resources, sign up for ODEP's e-mail updates.