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About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. It is a service of the Employer T/A Center, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.

Mission and Vision

EARN's vision is to increase employment and workplace inclusion for people with disabilities by engaging and empowering employers to be leaders in this effort.

EARN's mission is to be a center for excellence in supporting employers' talent acquisition and competitiveness by:

  • empowering employers to source, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities through dissemination, collaboration, and technical assistance; and
  • researching and promoting promising employer-focused disability practices and policies.

EARN Supports Employers

EARN supports employers in recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing qualified individuals with disabilities through

Toll-free technical assistance

EARN offers employers individualized technical assistance on issues related to recruiting, hiring, and promoting individuals with disabilities, including providing linkages to state and local community-based organizations serving job seekers with disabilities. All calls and inquiries are confidential; no contact information is shared with any outside entity.

Individualized consultation

EARN provides comprehensive consultation on a broad range of disability topics to meet employers' recruitment and hiring goals. Consultation may be through phone or online conference.

Customized trainings

EARN provides customized online and in-person training on a broad range of topics to assist employers. Topics include, but are not limited to: disability etiquette and awareness, interviewing and accommodating candidates with disabilities.

Webinars and events

EARN conducts webinars and attends events throughout the year on a variety of topics relevant to employers. EARN webinars frequently offer HRCI credits for attendance.

Regular updates on disability employment news

EARN publishes a monthly newsletter and weekly news blasts. These include disability employment statistics, best practices, special events and updates.
Join the Employer Assistance and Resource Network

Connections to college students and recent graduates with disabilities through The Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a free resource through which private businesses and federal agencies nationwide can identify qualified temporary and permanent candidates from a variety of professional fields. To start recruiting visit WRP.jobs/employers

Easy-to-find online answers

EARN conducts webinars and attends events throughout the year on a variety of topics relevant to employers. EARN webinars frequently offer HRCI credits for attendance.


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