Resources for Employing Individuals with Disabilities
- Office of Disability Employment Policy: is the government agency tasked with helping employers reach out to the IWDs. Their website offers tips, toolkits and lists or resources. The toolkit is focused on employing IWDs in the Federal Government, but the steps may be helpful for private companies.
- Job Accommodation Network – JAN: can assist employers in developing an accommodation process and working through other accommodation issues.
- National Business and Disability Council: Member based resource for business seeking assistance integrating IWD’s into the workplace.
- Employer Assistance and Resource Network – EARN: Listing of job boards pertaining to the attracting, hiring, orienting and retaining of targeted individuals.
- Disability.gov: Employer tips on the recruitment and employment of IWDs.
- US Business Leadership Network – USBLN: Employers can learn best practices to make their business accessible to IWDs.
- National Federation for the Blind—NFB – providing employers with access to resources and information such as lists of Braille resources and the latest assistive technologies, and offering Web accessibility certifications.
- Job Description Writer – developed by the American Job Center Network provides guidance on building meaningful job descriptions for hundreds of positions.
- DirectEmployers Association – is a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research, and the development of technology.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) Employment First Program— Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of people with the most significant disabilities in the workplace and community.
- Workforce Recruitment Program (WPR)—for private employershttp://wrp.jobs/ – is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities
- Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) Add Us In Initiative—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 IWDs.
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies—Vocational Rehabilitation agencies coordinate and provide counseling, evaluation, and job placement services for people with disabilities.
Resources for Employing Veterans
- OFCCP Veterans Resource Page: Sources outlined by OFCCP to facilitate employment of Veterans
- American Job Centers (AJCs)—The American Job Center Network 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.
- America’s Job Exchange – connecting hard–working nonexecutive job seekers with employers that are looking to build a diverse workforce.
- CareerOneStop “Business Center”—The CareerOneStop Business Center, created by the U.S. Department of Labor, is an employment source for hiring and training a strong workforce. The site provides employers access to tools for hiring Veterans, a public job bank, job fairs, local training programs, recruiting and hiring resources, and information on training and retaining employees.
- DirectEmployers Association—is a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research, and the development of technology.
- Hero 2 Hired—provides employers free, direct access to qualified candidates who already have background checks and security clearances.
- National Labor Exchange (NLX)—The NLX is provided as a public service by leading global employers in alliance with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and participating states. This organization collects and distributes job openings exclusively found on corporate career websites and state job banks. Employers can post their jobs free through NLX’s alliance with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies which supplies jobs automatically to US jobs.
- Wounded Warrior Project—Wounded Warrior Project supports employers by helping them connect with qualified candidates, providing information and education about combat-related injuries (such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury), reasonable accommodations, facilitating a productive onboarding process, and developing a long-lasting relationship throughout the life cycle of employment.
General Diversity Sites
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce – U.S. Chamber of Commerce tends to recruiters looking for the top talent from around the globe. With their years of experience, they understand the requirements of the recruiters and provide skilled candidates that perfectly match the profile needs.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – specializes in providing professionals from the field of Human Resource Management. They have their network spread around 140 countries around the globe, more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India, thus catering to diverse needs of the recruiters.
- Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) – non-profit organization that provides recruitment to experts in respective fields coming from low-wages families. It forms a link between talented candidates and recruiting companies looking to unleash their potential.
- Department of Labor (DOL):
- Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLA)
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
National Industry Liaison Group
- US Department of Labor Data Enforcement: review dispositions of investigations including EBSA Plan Administration, MSHA Inspections, OFCCP Evaluations, OFCCP Investigations, OSHA Inspections, and WHD Cases.
- National Pre-Award Registry – The National Pre-Award Registry provides information concerning Federal Contractors who have been reviewed by OFCCP and have been found to be “In Compliance” with EEO regulations that the OFCCP is mandated to enforce. The information contained in this Registry is fora past two-year period.