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On this page, you can find links to sites on disability employment for business people, especially human resource professionals or those involved with job recruiting, staffing, training or diversity and inclusion programs. These external links will all open in new windows or tabs.

Employer Resources

Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire and retain qualified employees with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) answers questions about workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act or related legislation.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is an agency of the federal Department of Labor which develops and influences disability employment-related policies and practices.

Virginia Business Leadership Network, an affiliate of the U.S. Business Leadership Network, assists businesses in providing solutions for increasing workforce and marketplace diversity by including people with disabilities.

The Society for Human Resource Management Disability Employment Resource gives an overview of the strategic, legal and practical issues associated with employing persons with disabilities.

Human Resource Tips helps HR professionals build inclusive workplaces.


Job Accommodations & Assistive Technology

Virginia Assistive Technology System helps people of all ages and abilities to acquire appropriate and affordable assistive and information technologies needed to participate in society as active citizens.


Job Market

These resources provide solutions for employers to find job candidates, hiring incentives and job market trends.

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Workforce Connection


Tax Incentives

IRS.gov outlines the tax benefits for businesses employing people with disabilities.


Disability Law & Research

Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act Center can help employers understand the laws and protections covered under the ADA.

Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace.

U.S. Disability Statistics is a clearinghouse of disability research and reports.

U.S. Census Bureau collects data on disability through the American Community Survey and Survey of Income and Program Participation.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lists facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center offers resources related to employment for individuals with disabilities, including information from the center's research activities.



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