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Workers With Disabilities

Want to learn about the benefits to your bottom line or the laws that apply to hiring workers with disabilities? These workers bring essential attributes that can help your business thrive.

Benefits of hiring

Businesses across the United States have discovered the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities. These workers are:

  • Skilled at adapting to difficult situations
  • Highly motivated
  • Less likely to leave than other employees

Get more information

The U.S. Department of Labor and its partners have collected key resources for to assist employers hiring workers with disabilities:

  • Ask EARN.org. The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, and retain qualified employees with disabilities.
  • The Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is dedicated to helping you integrate or retain people with disabilities. It’s a leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
  • Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities. This resource guide for employers was produced collaboratively by nine federal agencies to help employers hire, train, and retain workers with disabilities. The guide will open as a PDF in a new window.
  • Disability Employment Resource Page. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers news, articles, and guides to help you understand the latest trends and best practices relating to employment of people with disabilities.
  • Disability Employment Tabulation, U.S. Census Bureau. This Census Bureau data shows disability status and labor force diversity for 4,000 local U.S. areas. Learn more about the skills and availability of people with disabilities, including details on occupation, education, and earnings.

For help with hiring people with disabilities or other workforce issues, contact your local American Job Center and ask to speak with a Business Services Representative.

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