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.
Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.
Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.
Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.
Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.
Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.
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EARN offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses, in our Learning Center. The Learning Center is named in honor of Dinah Cohen, a leader in the disability and federal employment communities who passed away in March 2018.
A listing of EARN resources by topic.
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.
October 20, 2021 — 11:00am - 12:00pm ESTWebinar Careful planning and ongoing support will help your organization continually attract and retain qualified employees with disabilities.
A list of all webinars.
Include people with disabilities in the hiring process.
The hiring process should identify people who have the best skills set and attributes that make them the best candidates for the jobs available. To achieve this goal, employers must ensure that all qualified applicants, including those with disabilities have equal access in all aspects of the hiring process. These efforts are especially important for federal contractors and federal agencies, as both must take proactive steps to employ qualified people with disabilities. The resources below provide information to help employers, both public and private, ensure that their hiring processes are inclusive and accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities.
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact the hiring process
Build a foundation for an inclusive environment from day one
Ensure accessibility at each step of the hiring process
Understand special considerations for federal contractors, federal agencies, state employers and small businesses in the United States for hiring people with disabilities
This section of the Inclusion@Work Framework explores how to lay the foundation for a disability-inclusive workplace culture.
This section of the Inclusion@Work Framework explores strategies for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities.
This guide provides comprehensive information on how US federal agencies can become “model employers” of people with disabilities.
Information about a non-competitive US Federal Government hiring process for people with disabilities.