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Disability Hiring Resources for Employers

Hiring Resources


The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) is a free service that connects employers looking for quality employees with skilled job candidates. EARN provides recruiting services, as well as employer success stories. Moreover, if you need to make the business case for hiring people with disabilities, EARN can provide you with the information you need! Further information can be found on the EARN website.


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. Students represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. A searchable database is available through the WRP website. WRP is ready to help you fill your summer or permanent hiring needs! Further information can be found on the WRP website. 

Veterans with Disabilities Resources

There are numerous organizations and agencies that exist to assist veterans with disabilities find and maintain employment. 

Explore a sample of useful resources:

Advocacy Groups 

There are several advocacy groups that serve as excellent resources for recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities. The following is a sampling of those resources:

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:

Employers Training

Schedule A Training

Learn more about Schedule A to quickly hire applicants with disabilities. These short training videos on a range of subjects assist hiring managers achieve their organization’s mission and important recruitment, hiring and diversity goals.

Computer Accommodations Program (CAP)

In recognition of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the signing of Executive Order 13548, CAP has created the first in a series of online training modules. This module will help you understand how simple and beneficial hiring employees with disabilities can be.

JAN Announces a New Series of Just-in-Time Training Modules

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) announces the first in a series of fully accessible training modules. The first just-in-time module features “JAN’s Interactive Process.” With the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, employers have moved past the definition of disability and on to providing accommodations. The key to successful accommodations is having an effective interactive accommodation process. This 23-minute training module and accompanying transcript and handout provides a sample step-by-step process that employers can use in their own workplaces to help them successfully accommodate applicants or employees. 

This module can be used to train new accommodation specialists, disability managers, and others responsible for initiating and maneuvering through the accommodation landscape. Trainees can view the module at their computer or use the module as part of a larger training. 

The Module and supporting documents can be found in JAN’s Multimedia Training Library.