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Welcome to AskEARN’s new website. As we transition to our new site, you can still visit EARN’s previous site.

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

Federal & State Government Employment

To be effective, a government workforce must accurately reflect the diverse citizenry it serves. For this reason, the Federal Government as well as state governments—and in some cases county and city governments—have taken steps to ensure their workplaces are inclusive of qualified people with disabilities. These steps include non-discrimination laws, executive actions and special appointment authorities, among others. The following pages provide more information about the types of strategies used in public sector employment at both the federal and state level:

Phases of Employment

Recruit Hire Retain Advance

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