Disability Employment Resources

According to the Department of Labor, in 2019, 19.3 percent of people with disabilities were employed. Across all groups, the employment population ratios were much lower for persons with a disability than those without a disability young adults with autism are more likely to be unemployed and isolated.

The following articles provide information to employers looking to employ individuals with disabilities.

4 ways to hire more people with disabilities– SHRM

12 organizations that supported job seekers with disabilities РGetting Hired

A complete guide to hiring employees with disabilities- Inc.

Benefits of hiring people with disabilities– Career Cast Disability Network

College guide for students with physical disability

Employing people with disabilities

Finding candidates with disabilities– EARN

Hiring people with disabilities – U.S. Department of Labor

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business– Business.com

Hiring someone with a disability: the dos and don’ts- CPL

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

national disability monthNational Disability Employment Awareness is recognized each October to highlight the workforce contributions of people with disabilities.

Facts:

  • Only 20 percent of the labor force with disabilities are employed.
  • 59% of the people with hearing impairments were employed.
  • 41% of people with visual disabilities were employed.

16% of people with severe disabilities work full-time.

Check out this infographic!

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What can you do in your organization to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

Train frontline staff on the facts

Reach out to local media

Proactively recruit people with disabilities

Review company policies and procedures

Conduct training for supervisors on understanding their role in fostering an inclusive workplace culture

Participate in a disability mentoring day

Conduct a training on disability history.