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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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    Phases of Employment

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    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Two men work at repairing an engine.


    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

  • A woman with a disability wearing a helmet works in a factory


    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

  • A man uses sign language to communicate.


    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

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Learn about National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

 Find tips and resources to plan for and celebrate NDEAM.

NDEAM is held every October to honor the many contributions people with disabilities make to America’s workplaces and economy.

Each year, a theme is selected by the the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to help employers, disability advocates and others plan their observances. The theme for 2022 - “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” - honors the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce.

Visit ODEP's website to learn more about NDEAM and find ideas for how your organization can celebrate. You can also download the NDEAM poster in English and Spanish.

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