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.
Who We Are
Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; why workplace inclusion of people with disabilities matters; 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.
Phases of Employment
Federal Government Employment
A listing of EARN resources by topic.
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Dinah Cohen Learning Center
EARN’s Learning Center offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses.
Additional EARN Resources
Other ODEP Funded Centers
News & Events
EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and eblasts, 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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Navigating Mental Health in Skilled Trade and Industrial Occupations
May 17, 2023 — 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ETWebinar Explore ways to support the mental health of skilled trade and industrial professionals at work.
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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.
Inclusive Hiring: Applicable Laws and Regulations
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact the hiring process.
Planning for Inclusive Hiring and Onboarding
Build a foundation for an inclusive environment from day one.
Ensuring Accessibility in the Hiring Process
Ensure accessibility at each step of the hiring process.
Hiring Strategies for Specific Sectors and Industries
Understand special considerations for federal contractors, federal agencies, state employers and small businesses in the United States for hiring people with disabilities.
Explore how work-based learning opportunities like internships and apprenticeships can help you build a diverse pipeline of talent.
Hiring in Action: Case Studies
Read about companies’ efforts to ensure their hiring processes are inclusive and meet their talent needs.
- Lead the Way: Inclusive Business Culture
- Hire (& Keep) the Best
- Checklists: Planning an Accessible Career Fair or Hiring Event, Meeting or Event or Training
- Federal Framework for Disability Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA)
- Schedule A Hiring Authority