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Appendix G: Job Hunting Websites From ODEP

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) maintains a comprehensive website with details and links to external job-hunting resources for job seekers with disabilities. The following tables break down these resources.

Table 8. Public Sources

Organization Description Website
American Job Center The American Job Center connects businesses to individuals seeking employment through local American Job Centers. https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/‌Toolkit/find-american-job-centers.aspx
Centers for Independent Living Centers for Independent Living are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provide an array of independent living services. https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service This service from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps employers across the country fill workforce needs with trained, educated and experienced disabled veterans. https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab
Employer Assistance and Resource Network Employer Assistance and Resource Network provides free technical assistance to employers seeking to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. https://www.askearn.org
The National Employment Team The National Employment Team is a national collaboration among 80 vocational rehabilitation agencies operating in all 50 states and U.S. territories. https://www.csavr.org/the-net
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Vocational rehabilitation agencies exist in every state and coordinate and provide counseling, evaluation, training, and job placement services for people with disabilities. https://nrs.ed.gov; https://www.dor.ca.gov
Ticket to Work Employment Networks The Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. https://choosework.ssa.gov/findhelp
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) WRP for College Students with Disabilities is a free resource cosponsored by the DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense, through which private businesses and federal agencies nationwide can find qualified candidates from a variety of professional fields who are looking for internships and permanent positions. https://www.dol.gov/odep/wrp

Source: Recruitment and Hiring of Qualified Individuals with Disabilities: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/‌compliance-assistance/outreach/resources/disability-recruitment.

Table 9.  Educational Institutions

Organization Description Website
Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute is a site that offers articles, checklists, a glossary and links to useful disability resources to help employers in recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. http://www.edi.cornell.edu
Diversity Partners Toolboxes Diversity Partners offers a series of online training modules for frontline staff. This “toolbox” of information and resources prepares frontline staff to successfully engage with businesses, and support people with disabilities who want to work in their communities (registration required). https://www.building diversitypartners.org/dashboard

Source: Recruitment and Hiring of Qualified Individuals with Disabilities: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/‌compliance-assistance/outreach/resources/disability-recruitment.

Table 10.  Associations and Community Organizations

Organization Description Website
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) ASAN provides consulting services to assist companies and agencies with including autistic individuals in diversity employment programs and providing workplace accommodations. http://autisticadvocacy.org/projects
Disability:IN Disability:IN is a national nonprofit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. https://disabilityin.org
DisABLEDperson DisABLEDperson is a nonprofit public foundation that provides an online employment recruitment service for individuals and veterans with disabilities. https://www.disabledperson.com
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) The mission of the NFB is the complete integration of the blind into society including the workforce. https://nfb.org
National Organization on Disability (NOD) NOD provides technical assistance and can help federal contractors with setting utilization goals, collecting data and reaching out to sourcing agencies and disability service providers. https://www.nod.org
National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) NTI has a technology-assisted method of finding job applicants with disabilities for federal contractors and other companies seeking qualified workers. https://www.nticentral.org

Source: Recruitment and Hiring of Qualified Individuals with Disabilities: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/‌compliance-assistance/outreach/resources/disability-recruitment.

Table 11.  General Resources

Organization Description Website
Disability Employment 101 Disability Employment 101 is a publication that addresses how to find qualified workers with disabilities and highlights what various businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/‌products/employmentguide/index.html
Employment First Program The WRP for College Students with Disabilities is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/‌EmploymentFirst.htm
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Funded by DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, JAN is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. https://askjan.org
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices to increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. https://www.dol.gov/odep
Think Beyond the Label Think Beyond the Label is a public–private partnership that seeks to better inform and connect businesses and job seekers with disabilities. http://thinkbeyondthelabel.com

Source: Recruitment and Hiring of Qualified Individuals with Disabilities: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/‌compliance-assistance/outreach/resources/disability-recruitment.

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