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About EARN

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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Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

  • A man in a wheelchair looks at his phone while waiting for an interview

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • A woman with a forearm crutch shakes hands with another person

    Hire

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

  • A man looks on as a young woman with Down syndrome makes a coffee drink in a cafe

    Retain

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

  • Image of a woman illustrating how to perform a task to a man with down's syndrome.

    Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, which will connect you to upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion. And don’t forget to follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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Getting Ahead of the Curve: Ensuring Safe, Healthy and Inclusive Workplaces During the COVID-19 Recovery

This webinar explores ways employers can ensure safe and healthy workplaces for all workers, including those with disabilities, during the COVID-19 recovery. 

During the early part of 2021, there were significant advances in the fight against COVID-19, including an increase in the number of Americans being vaccinated, as well as more detailed federal workplace health and safety related guidance. As employers with onsite employees continued to address these issues, and those with remote workers began to think about returning to the workplace, there are many questions and considerations.

On April 30, 2021, EARN hosted a webinar exploring ways employers can ensure safe and healthy workplaces for all workers, including those with disabilities, during the COVID-19 recovery. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discussed guidance, policies and procedures addressing workplace health and safety issues related to COVID-19.

Presenters

  • Jeanne Goldberg, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, EEOC
  • Dr. Casey Chosewood, Director, Office for Total Worker Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC
  • Joseph T. “Chip” Hughes, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pandemic and Emergency Response, OSHA
  • Moderated by Bobby Silverstein, Principal at Powers, Pyles, Sutter, & Verville, PC and EARN Consultant