What is 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. Applicants are highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. See the WRP Candidate Request Form for more information.
What Does the Program Offer Employers?
- Access to candidates across the nation, by state or job category
- Ability to source candidates who are veterans
- Job candidates pre-screened through face-to-face interviews
- Information about each applicant's qualifications
- Flexibility in hiring for summer internships or permanent positions
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How Does the Program Work?
Annually during the Fall semester, trained federal recruiters conduct personal interviews with interested students and recent graduates on over 200 college and university campuses. From these interviews, a database is compiled containing applications and profiles on more than 2,200 college students and recent graduates seeking temporary or permanent positions.
Federal agency employers may access this database directly at www.WRP.gov.
All other employers can take advantage of this program through AskEARN.org. Employers may submit position descriptions online via the WRP Candidate Request Form. You should expect to receive matched candidates for consideration within five business days.
Employers are encouraged to conduct independent interviews with students who are identified as potential job candidates, and are under no obligation to hire.