Recruitment: Workers with Disabilities: Where Can Employers Find Qualified Applicants with Disabilities?

Recruitment: Workers with Disabilities: Where Can Employers Find Qualified Applicants with Disabilities?

3/20/2012

Comprehensive information for employers about recruiting and hiring qualified applicants with disabilities is available in the Recruitment and Retention section of Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) website.
Some other larger employment service providers and programs include the following:

The Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN), a service for employers sponsored by the ODEP, helps employers find qualified applicants with disabilities. You may contact
EARN via its website or by calling 1-866-EARN NOW (1-866-327-6669).

Ways to recruit workers with disabilities include:

  • Posting open positions at job service or workforce employment centers.
  • Contacting college and university career centers.
  • Partnering with disability related advocacy organizations.
  • Including people with disabilities in diversity recruitment goals.
  • Posting open positions or hosting tables/booths at disability related job fairs.
  • Establishing summer internship and mentoring programs.
  • Posting open positions at independent living centers.