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About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures.

Getting Started

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

    Phases of Employment

  • Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Hire

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

  • Retain

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

  • 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

About EARN

EARN offers information and resources to empower individuals and organizations to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures. EARN offers information and resources to empower individuals and organizations to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.

EARN assists employers through online support and a range of education and outreach activities. Each year, we attract more than 93,000 unique visitors to our website, which offers employer-focused resources on a range of disability inclusion topics including sourcing and hiring individuals with disabilities, disability etiquette, reasonable accommodations and encouraging self-identification. We also frequently host webinars for employers on topics related to building workforces that are inclusive of people with disabilities. Our webinars typically draw between 200 and 500 viewers each.  In addition, more than 12,000 subscribers receive our monthly e-newsletter, which highlights national and regional news, hot topics and employer success stories in the world of workplace disability inclusion. You can also follow EARN on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, for the latest on disability inclusion trends and resources.

EARN also offers free webinars and training videos through the Dinah Cohen Training Center for Disability Employment & Inclusion, a one-stop resource for comprehensive, curated multimedia training on workplace disability inclusion.  The Training Center includes webinars and videos on EARN’s award-winning Inclusion@Work Framework for Building a Disability-Inclusive Organization, which outlines seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them.

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with Cornell University. Preparation of this item was fully funded by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy in the amount of $8,000,000 (four year total grant amount) under Cooperative Agreement No. OD-33975-19-75-4-36. This document does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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