What are some career sites and resources for people with disabilities (PWD)? Below are a few job boards we recommend, along with a short description of each one and where you can access the site.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is the go-to source for guidance on job accommodations and disability employment. One-on-one consultation is available free of charge regarding topics such as Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), technical support, and entrepreneurship opportunities for people with disabilities. For more information, visit the FAQs page.
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) connects highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities to internships and full-time positions with federal and select private-sector employers across the nation. A School Coordinator manages the WRP program at participating colleges, and students and recent graduates apply during the fall and are entered into the database in December. If your school is interested in registering for the WRP, you can follow these steps or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to their outreach list.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) created TalentWorks as a free tool to help employers and HR professionals ensure their eRecruiting tools are accessible to everyone. With recruitment becoming increasingly web-based, TalentWorks offers practical ideas and solutions they gathered from employers, advocates, and job seekers. Dive in to The Future of Work header to discover trends on topics such as the metaverse and self-driving cars.
Since its inception in 2002, DisABLEDperson.com is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goal is to reduce the high unemployment rate of individuals with disabilities. With more than 300,000 jobs available for searching, disABLEDperson.com works directly with employers to share jobs to their site. Look for open roles immediately, or create an account to access additional features for your job search.
Imagine a world where the stigma surrounding disability or chronic illness was gone from the hiring process – this is the goal of Chronically Capable. They partner with employers who believe that people living with chronic illness or disability are capable, productive employees – and job seekers, who can receive customized recommendations based on their profile.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The mission of the ODEP is to create and support policies that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities (PWD). A non-regulatory federal agency, the ODEP disseminates policy strategies and effective practices through information sharing and technical assistance to government agencies and employers alike.
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