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The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals. 

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Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; why workplace inclusion of people with disabilities matters; and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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    Hire

    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

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    Retain

    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

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    Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

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Employer & Talent Case Studies

Learn about programs and policies leading companies have implemented to ensure people with disabilities are part of their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.

Best Buy: Powering Inclusion and Retention Through Training

Employer Case Study: Learn how specialized training for managers and staff helped employees and customers on the autism spectrum feel welcome and included.

CVS Health: Drafting a Playbook for Success

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health's Abilities in Abundance program leverages partnerships to support its disability-focused hiring initiatives.

CVS Health: Focusing on Employee Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health ensured the health and safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Comcast: Broadcasting the Benefits of Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn about Comcast's disability inclusion efforts.

Deloitte: Retaining a High Performing Employee Through Workplace Accommodations

Employer Case Study: Learn how a small monetary investment helped a high performing employee return to work after developing a physical disability.

Disability Management Employer Coalition: Leveraging Remote Work to Support Workers During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how DMEC's remote work policies support disability inclusion. 

EY: Embedding Accessibility throughout the Enterprise

Employer Case Study: Ensuring digital access for all is important at EY.

EY: Leveraging Affinity Groups to Promote an Inclusive Business Culture

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY's professional groups support workplace disability inclusion. 

EY: Supporting Employee Mental Health and Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY helped support employee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EY: Using a Collaborative Approach to Accommodate Interns with Disabilities

Learn about strategies that EY utilizes to ensure student internship opportunities inclusive from start to finish. 

FALA Technologies: Manufacturing Career Opportunities

Employer Case Study: Learn about an innovative pre-apprenticeship program for people with disabilities in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Federal Highway Administration: Prompting a Diverse and Inclusive Transportation Workforce through Internships

Employer Case Study: Find out how a summer internship program supports on-the-job training for students with disabilities.

Inclusion in Action: Google Cloud Launches New Autism Hiring Program

Inclusion in Action Spotlight: Google recently established a new initiative to recruit and retain employees on the autism spectrum for its Google Cloud services.

Inclusion in Action: PepsiCo's You Belong Here Campaign Drives Disability Inclusion

Inclusion in Action Spotlight: Learn how PepsiCo's “You Belong Here” disability awareness campaign helps the company build a culture of inclusion and encourages employees with disabilities to self-identify. 

JPMorgan Chase Video Case Studies

Learn about a JPMC initiative to train and hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for professional roles within the organization, and how the program shifted to remote work during the pandemic.

JPMorgan Chase: Driving Inclusion through On-the-Job Training

Employer Case Study: Find out how this leading financial institution is using a paid apprenticeship model to train and hire people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Lockheed Martin: Customizing Accommodations Results in Increased Productivity for All

Employer Case Study: Learn how providing customized accommodations for employees with disabilities results in improved productivity at Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin: Making a Small Investment to Retain Talent

Employer Case Study: Retention strategies help Lockheed Martin keep a valued employee.

Manpower: Building the Pipeline for a Disability-Inclusive Workplace

Employer Case Study: Learn how partnering with state and local agencies and community-based organizations lead to a more diverse talent pool for Manpower's clients.

Merck’s Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Supporting Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how existing mental health programs helped support Merck's COVID-19 response. 

MetLife: Recruiting Interns with Disabilities Through Community Partnership

Employer Case Study: Find out about using internships to increase workplace diversity.

Microsoft: Making the Move to Remote Work

Employer Case Study: Find out how Microsoft ensured its shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic was inclusive of employees and candidates with disabilities. 

Microsoft: Preparing Recruiters to Interview Job Candidates with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn why manager training is an important step in preparing for workplace disability inclusion efforts.

NASA: Developing a STEM Talent Pipeline Through Inclusive Internships

Employer Case Study: Learn about NASA's efforts to ensure opportunities for scientists with disabilities.

Northrup Grumman: Leading the Way in Workforce Disability Education

Employer Case Study: Learn about creating a disability-inclusive workforce through staff education and training.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Video Case Study

Watch this video to learn about the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) role in helping employers keep American workplaces safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PepsiCo Video Case Studies

This video series highlights PepsiCo's work in creating an inclusive workplace, including addressing public safety and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PepsiCo: Every Mind Enabled

Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to create more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible workplaces and support employee mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PepsiCo: Winning with Diversity and Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to support employees with disabilities and caregivers.

Prudential: Recruiting and Supporting Interns with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn why pairing interns with disabilities with company employee resource group (ERG) members help ensure inclusion.

REI: Navigating Inclusion through Innovative Partnerships

Employer Case Study: Learn about the important role partnerships play in meeting workforce needs.

Sephora: Enabling a Workforce with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn about cosmetics company Sephora's disability-focused hiring initiatives.

Social & Scientific Systems: Investing in a Valued Employee

Employer Case Study: Read about a Social & Scientific Systems employee who returned to work after a spinal cord injury.

TIAA Fruits of Employment Program: Reaping the Benefits of Disability Inclusion in the Agriculture Industry

Employer Case Study: Learn about an innovative program that helped TIAA diversify its workforce.

Talent Case Study: Dr. Julie Meade: Writing Her Own Story

Learn about the career path of a scientific writer with multiple disabilities.   

Talent Case Study: Ethan Och: Launching a Career in Aerospace Engineering

Hard work, perseverance and an in-demand skillset lay the foundation for breaking into a competitive field.

Talent Case Study: LeAndre Yarrell: Mentoring Leads to Opportunities for Advancement for a Combat Injured Veteran

Learn how a leading corporation leveraged a federal internship program to recruit top talent, including a U.S. Army veteran. 

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company: Crafting Inclusion of Employees with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn how a partnership helped a local brewing company meet its workforce needs.

Volk Packaging Corporation: Making a Commitment to Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn how a family-owned company created a diverse workplace culture that includes people with disabilities.

Watlow: Turning up the Heat on Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn how an electrical manufacturing company is benefitting from workplace disability-inclusion.