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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

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 Recruits Interns with Disabilities through Community Partnership

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

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.

Starbucks: Brewing Inclusion through Innovation

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

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.

NASA Develops 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: 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.


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.