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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 man in a wheelchair looks at his phone while waiting for an interview

    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.

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    Retain

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

  • Image of a woman illustrating how to perform a task to a man with down's syndrome.

    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 e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, 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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Resource Library

employer case studies

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Retention in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure they retain employees with disabilities.

Advancement in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure their advancement and professional development opportunities are inclusive. 

Hiring in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure their hiring processes are inclusive and meet their talent needs and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.

Recruitment in Action: Case Studies

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

Model Successful Programs

Learn more about effective workplace mental health programs.

Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives & Partnerships

Partnerships can help ensure a talent pipeline for neurodiverse candidates.


Employer Profiles

Best Buy: Unleashing the Power of Employees for Retention of Workers and Customers with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn how effective training helps employees and customers on the autism spectrum feel welcome and included.

Comcast: Broadcasting the Benefits of Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn about Comcast's disability inclusion efforts.

CVS Health’s Focus on Employee Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health ensured the health and safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Disability Management Employer Coalition: Leveraging Remote Work to Support Workers During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how DMEC's remote work policies support disability inclusion. 

EY Leverages Affinity Groups to Promote an Inclusive Business Culture

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY's professional groups support workplace disability inclusion. 

EY: Embedding Accessibility throughout the Enterprise

Employer Case Study: Ensuring digital access for all is important at EY.

EY: Using a Collaborative Approach to Accommodate Interns with Disabilities

Learn about strategies that EY utilizes to ensure student internship opportunities inclusive from start to finish. 

EY’s Commitment to Supporting Employee Mental Health and Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY helped support employee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Highway Administration Internship Promotes a Diverse and Inclusive Transportation Workforce

Employer Case Study: Find out how a summer program supports on-the-job training.

Lockheed Martin: A Small Investment Yields Big Gains

Employer Case Study: Retention strategies help Lockheed Martin keep a valued employee.

Lockheed Martin: Customizing Accommodations Results in Increased Productivity for All

Employer Case Study: Learn how providing customized accommodations for employees with disabilities results in improved productivity at Lockheed Martin.

Merck’s Mental Health and Wellness Programs Support Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how existing mental health programs helped support Merck's COVID-19 response. 

MetLife Recruits Interns with Disabilities through Community Partnership

Employer Case Study: Find out about using internships to increase workplace diversity.

Microsoft: Preparing Recruiters to Interview Job Candidates with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn why manager training is an important step in preparing for workplace disability inclusion efforts.

NASA Develops STEM Talent Pipeline through Inclusive Internships

Employer Case Study: Learn about NASA's efforts to ensure opportunities for scientists with disabilities.

REI: Navigating Inclusion through Innovative Partnerships

Employer Case Study: Learn about the important role partnerships play in meeting workforce needs.

Social & Scientific Systems: Investing in a Valued Employee

Employer Case Study: Read about a Social & Scientific Systems employee who returned to work after a spinal cord injury.

Ultranauts: Proving the Power of Neurodiversity

Employer Case Study: Learn how a startup built diversity and inclusion from the start.

Volk Packaging Corporation: Making a Commitment to Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn how a focus on individual needs helps to ensure success. 

Watlow: Turning up the Heat on Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn how an electrical manufacturing company is benefitting from workplace disability-inclusion.

CVS Health: A Playbook for Success

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health's Abilities in Abundance Program leverages partnerships to support its disability-focused hiring initiatives.

PepsiCo's You Belong Here Campaign Drives Disability Inclusion

Inclusion in Action Spotlight: Learn how PepsiCo's “You Belong Here” disability awareness campaign helps the company build a culture of inclusion and encourages employees with disabilities to self-identify.

Starbucks: Brewing Inclusion through Innovation

Employer Case Study: Learn why inclusion is a core value of Starbucks.

PepsiCo: Winning with Diversity and Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to support employees with disabilities and caregivers.

Sephora: Enabling a Workforce with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn about cosmetics company Sephora's disability-focused hiring initiatives.

Talent Case Study: Dr. Julie Meade

Talent Case Study: Learn about the career path of a woman with multiple disabilities.   

Deloitte: Retaining a High Performing Employee through Workplace Accommodations

Employer Case Study: Learn how a small monetary investment helped a high performing employee return to work after developing a physical disability.

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company: Crafting Inclusion of Employees with Disabilities

Employer Case Study: Learn how a partnership helped a local brewing company meet its workforce needs.

Manpower: Building the Pipeline for a Disability-Inclusive Workplace

Employer Case Study: Learn how partnering with state and local agencies and community-based organizations lead to a more diverse talent pool for Manpower's clients.

TIAA Fruits of Employment Program: Reaping the Benefits of Disability Inclusion in the Agriculture Industry

Employer Case Study: Learn about an innovative program that helped TIAA diversify its workforce.

Microsoft: Making the Move to Remote Work

Employer Case Study: Find out how Microsoft ensured its shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic was inclusive of employees and candidates with disabilities. 

JPMorgan Chase: Putting the Best Foot Forward for Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Find out how this leading financial institution is using a paid apprenticeship model to train and hire people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.