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Recruitment / Hiring

  • The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested students on college and university campuses across the country. Students represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. Information from these interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available through the WRP website. WRP is ready to help you fill your summer or permanent hiring needs! Further information about WRP can be found at http://wrp.gov.
  • The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) is a free service that connects employers looking for quality employees with skilled job candidates. Using EARN is a great business strategy! EARN provides recruiting services, as well as employer success stories. EARN can also help you make the business case for hiring people with disabilities! Further information about EARN can be found at http://earnworks.com/.

Federal Resources

There are numerous federal programs designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities in finding employment. The following is a non-exhaustive list of programs/resources:

  • The Office of Personnel Management’s Disability Site
    http://www.opm.gov/disability
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
    http://www.dol.gov/odep
  • Disability.gov
    The federal government's one-stop web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others. The site connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities
    www.Disability.gov
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
    Assists veterans with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment
    http://www.dol.gov/vets/

Accommodation

  • Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
    Housed within the Department of Defense, CAP provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities throughout the federal government FREE OF CHARGE! CAP will do the needs assessment, buy the needed technology, train the employee on how to use it, and follow up with updates. In other words, CAP assesses, buys and trains – all you have to do is ask! Further information about CAP can be found at http://www.tricare.mil/cap.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
    JAN is a terrific and easy-to-use resource. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. This free consulting service is designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. JAN provides individualized worksite accommodation solutions, as well as information on job accommodations and related subjects for employers and people with disabilities. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. JAN's work has greatly enhanced the job opportunities of people with disabilities by providing information on job accommodations since 1984. Additional information about JAN can be found at http://www.jan.wvu.edu.

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many resources available in addition to those listed above. Please review the sites above for additional information.