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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 woman in a wheelchair shakes hands with a colleague

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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    Hire

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

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

    Retain

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

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    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 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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What's New on AskEARN

Find out about new content and updates to AskEARN!

What's New

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA)

Added 5/24/2022

Learning Guide for Supporting Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing: The Importance of an Individualized Approach Webinar (PDF)

Added 5/17/2022

COVID-19 and Remote Hiring of People with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members (PDF)

Added 5/9/2022

COVID-19, Training and Advancing Employees with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members (PDF)

Added 5/9/2022

COVID-19 and Performance Management of Employees with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members (PDF)

Added 5/9/2022

COVID-19 and Remote Work: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members (PDF)

Added 5/9/2022

EARN Fact Sheet (PDF)

Added 5/4/2022

Executive Order (EO) 14035 Info Center

Updated 4/28/2022

Mental Health-Friendly Workplace Training Course

Added 4/27/2022

Planning an Accessible Career Fair/Hiring Event Checklist (PDF)

Added 4/27/2022

Planning an Accessible Meeting or Event Checklist (PDF)

Added 4/27/2022

Planning an Accessible Training Checklist (PDF)

Added 4/27/2022

Other Department of Labor Mental Health Resources on Explore Resources on Workplace Mental Health

Updated 4/26/2022

Performance Management

Updated 4/18/2022

Dinah Cohen Learning Center

Updated 4/12/2022

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Video Case Study: Adapting and Staying on Mission During COVID

Added 3/29/2022

Recording of Expanding Your Talent Pool: Disability Inclusion in Advanced Manufacturing Webinar

Added 3/9/2022

Federal Contractor Requirements

Updated 3/4/2022

PepsiCo: Every Mind Enabled Employer Case Study

Added 2/16/2022

Learning Guide for Expanding Your Talent Pool: Disability Inclusion in Advanced Manufacturing Webinar

Added 2/15/2022

News & Events

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