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.
What's New on AskEARN
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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A list of all webinars.
Communicating the Benefits of Self-Identification: Five Steps to Success
Learn the five steps to success to communicate the benefits of self-identification of disability.
This fact sheet offers tips to help federal contractors create a communications campaign to encourage job applicants and employees to self-identify as having a disability. Self-identification can be an effective method for measuring progress toward meeting requirements under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities. Ideas outlined in the fact sheet include securing buy-in from leadership, identifying key messages and delivery channels and establishing methods to gather feedback.