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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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About EARN

EARN has information and resources to help employers, HR professionals and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) staff create workplaces that are inclusive of people with disabilities. 

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help organizations of all sizes recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals. 

AskEARN.org offers a range of employer-focused resources on topics including recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, creating inclusive workplaces, reasonable accommodations and encouraging employees with disabilities to self-identify. EARN also hosts quarterly webinars for employers on topics related to workplace disability inclusion. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in workplace diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility issues, subscribe to our monthly newsletter and follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

EARN also offers a suite of free, self-paced online trainings on each segment of the 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, and other topics.

Learn more about what we do for employers, and meet our partners and staff.

Funding Statement:

EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under Cooperative Agreement No. OD-33975-19-75-4-36 with Cornell University's Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, in the amount of $10,000,000 (four-year total amount). The content on this website 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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