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Small Business Series: Tapping into Talent Through Community Partners

Discover the benefits of connecting with state and local partners to help small businesses in recruiting and hiring new employees.


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Have you worried about finding or keeping workers at your small business? Workers with disabilities may be a solution. Study after study shows that being a disability-inclusive employer leads to many advantages, including diverse thinking, reduced turnover, and insight into a large and growing customer base. But where can small businesses find job candidates with disabilities? One effective strategy to recruit, hire, and keep workers is connecting with state and local partners, including vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. These organizations can help you create a pipeline of new talent and find the workers your business needs. Join EARN to learn more about these resources and how they can help small businesses find and hire new employees.

In this webinar, experts will share their approaches to recruiting, hiring, and retaining workers with disabilities. You will also discover practical strategies to help your organization:

  • Identify sources of candidates with disabilities.
  • Understand the types of services provided by various organizations.
  • Determine the support you will need to hire and keep disabled workers.
  • Learn about accessibility.


  • Angela Baka, Chief HR Officer, Milrich Virtual Professionals, LLC
  • Heather Brooks, Business Outreach Supervisor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • Cindy Roberts, Director of Business and Corporate Initiatives, Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
  • Kathy West-Evans, Director of Business Relations, National Employment Team (NET), Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)


Wednesday, March 27, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM Eastern