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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

information for federal contractors

Pages

Encouraging Self-Identification

Learn more about the role of employers in supporting self-identification.

Federal Contractor Requirements

Federal contractors have obligations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Learn the basics.  


Employer Profiles

PepsiCo: Winning with Diversity and Inclusion

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


Events

Rise Up and Be Counted: Strategies to Increase Self-identification

This webinar explores the importance of self-identification as a method for measuring the impact of workplace disability inclusion efforts.


Publications

Taking Disability Into Account: Proactive Recruitment & Hiring Practices

This policy brief describes key elements of affirmative action plans. 

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Lead the Way: Inclusive Business Culture

Learn strategies for building a disability-inclusive workplace culture.

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Build the Pipeline: Outreach and Recruitment

Learn about proactive outreach and recruitment of people with disabilities. 

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations

Learn how job accommodations help ensure workplace inclusion of people with disabilities.

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Communicate: External and Internal Communication of Company Policies and Procedures

Learn how communication strategies support disability inclusion.

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Hire (and Keep) the Best

Learn how hiring and retaining employees with disabilities supports workplace diversity and inclusion.

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Measure Success: Accountability and Self-Identification

Learn how to measure the success of your organization's disability inclusion efforts. 

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.

Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify

Explore six tips for encouraging self-identification of disability.

Engaging Employees to Measure Success: Innovative Approaches to Encouraging Self-Identification of Disability (Guide)

Learn more about how to measure progress in self-identification.

Communication of Company Policies and Practices

Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations (PowerPoint Slides)

Learn more about how accommodations link to productivity.