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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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Getting Started

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

EARN supports both private and public employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities. This website offers a wealth of resources to increase disability inclusion in the workplace, including training, research-to-practice documents and other helpful tools to assist organization's in meeting their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.

Phases of Employment

Ready to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in your workplace? Access EARN’s resources related to different phases of the employment life cycle:

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Recruit

To build an inclusive workforce, employers must build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities. The resources in this section can help you recruit talent for your organization’s success.

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Hire

The hiring process should identify people who have the skills set and attributes that make them the best candidates for the jobs available. The resources in this section can help you ensure all qualified applicants can participate.

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Retain

Everyone benefits when employers can keep talented employees with disabilities. The resources in this section can help you retain valued employees with disabilities, including those who may acquire disabilities as a result of injury, illness or aging.

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Advance

Employers must ensure that employees with disabilities have not only equal opportunity in workplace, but opportunities for career advancement and professional development. The resources in this section can help you ensure a clear career path for employees with disabilities to advance in their roles.

Dinah Cohen Learning Center

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. 

The Learning Center also includes other helpful EARN resources, including:

 

New to Disability Inclusion?

If you are new to the world of disability inclusion, you may be looking for general guidance on the what, why and how of making your organization more  inclusive and accessible to applicants and employees with disabilities. If so, take a look at Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: Why it Matters. You can also read our FAQs or Contact Us with specific questions. To keep up with the latest news and events in disability inclusion, sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Not an Employer?

EARN primarily serves employers and employer representatives, such as hiring managers, human resources, and diversity and inclusion professionals. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or an employment or disability service provider, please go to these webpages that have resources that can help you:

Job Seeker Resources

Service Provider Resources