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Include people with disabilities in the hiring process.

The hiring process should identify people who have the skill sets and attributes that make them the best candidate for the job. 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 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.

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Inclusive Hiring: Applicable Laws and Regulations

Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact the hiring process.

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Planning for Inclusive Hiring

Build a foundation for an inclusive environment from day one.

An Indigenous Two-Spirit person calls the elevator up by tapping the floor button with their prosthetic leg.

Ensuring Accessibility in the Hiring Process

Ensure accessibility at each step of the hiring process.

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Accessible Onboarding

Ensure your organization’s onboarding processes are accessible and inclusive for employees with disabilities.

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Talent Development

Explore how work-based learning opportunities like internships and apprenticeships can help you build a diverse pipeline of talent.

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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.

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Hiring in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure their hiring processes are inclusive and meet their talent needs.