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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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Resource Library

on-the-job training

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Apprenticeships

Learn more about to combine education and real-world work experience.

Internships

Internships are an effective strategy for ensuring disability diversity in the workplace.  

Internships and Apprenticeships

Explore how work-based learning opportunities can help you build a diverse pipeline of talent.


Employer Profiles

MetLife: Recruiting Interns with Disabilities Through Community Partnership

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

Federal Highway Administration: Prompting a Diverse and Inclusive Transportation Workforce through Internships

Employer Case Study: Find out how a summer internship program supports on-the-job training for students with disabilities.

CVS Health: Drafting 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.

NASA: Developing a STEM Talent Pipeline Through Inclusive Internships

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

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. 

JPMorgan Chase: Driving Inclusion through on-the-Job Training

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.

Talent Case Study: LeAndre Yarrell: Mentoring Leads to Opportunities for Advancement for a Combat Injured Veteran

Learn how a leading corporation leveraged a federal internship program to recruit top talent, including a U.S. Army veteran. 

JPMorgan Chase Video Case Studies

Learn about a JPMC initiative to train and hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for professional roles within the organization, and how the program shifted to remote work during the pandemic.


Publications

The Workplace Mentoring Playbook

The Workplace Mentoring Playbook offers strategies, tools and activities for employers and employees
interested in establishing mentoring relationships.

Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy

Learn how mentoring programs can help improve employee satisfaction, develop organizational leadership and teach new skills.

Tips for Mentoring Student Interns with Disabilities

A practical guide to supporting student interns with disabilities. 

Maximizing the Internship Experience for Interns with Disabilities

Explore the four components of a successful internship program for students with disabilities. 

Review of Community College-Employer Partnerships and Initiatives: Expanding Opportunities for Job Seekers with Disabilities

This report reviews federal, regional and local efforts to support community college partnerships with employers.

Workforce Recruitment Program

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Workforce Recruitment Program.

EARN Webinar Learning Guide: Disability Inclusion in Advanced Manufacturing

The path to workplace inclusion of people with disabilities does not need to be complicated. Learn how advanced manufacturing companies can recruit, hire, retain and advance workers with disabilities.