Career Development Center

Websites Related to Disability Issues

The following websites may assist job seekers and employers in addressing disability issues. To receive this material in an alternative format please contact the HireWorks Center at 253-833-9111 ext. 2550 or GRCC’s Disability Support Services at 253.833-9111 ext. 2631 or TTY 253.288.3359.

www.disability.gov/employment

Provides resources for people who are looking for a job or who are interested in becoming self-employed. It includes information about job listings, vocational rehabilitation, mentoring programs, and starting a small business. It also offers tips for employers who want to hire people with disabilities and advice on job accommodations to help employees succeed in the workplace.

www.disabledperson.com

This is a free job search website for individuals with disabilities that can help individuals to search for jobs by job type and/or location. The site also provides tips for employers on recruiting employees with disabilities.

www.disabilityresources.org/EMPLOYMENT.html

Disability Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently. It serves thousands of individuals with disabilities through a multidisciplinary network of service providers and consumers. It disseminates information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently.

Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN)

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

eSight Careers Network

The eSight Careers Network is part of Lighthouse International’s career services initiative to help people with low vision or a visual impairment find employment. eSight provides information for not only job seekers, but also employers and small business owners.

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

This site helps individuals with or without disabilities to better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities. It includes general information on federal disability hiring programs, laws and regulations, frequently asked questions, workplace accommodations, and resources related to the employment of people with disabilities.

www.opm.gov/disability/Peoplewithdisabilities.asp

This is a link to a separate page on the US Office of Personnel Management website that provides information specifically for job seekers with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Monster Diversity & Inclusion

A resources website from Monster.com that includes job search and Diversity & Inclusion Articles.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

This U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website provides information on discrimination laws related to job applicants and employees because of a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

JobAccess

The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, or searching resumes, employers can find qualified persons with disabilities as well as demonstrate their affirmative action and open door policies. ABILITYJobs is the leading website dedicated to employment of people with disabilities. It is the largest resume bank with tens of thousands job seekers with disabilities, from entry level candidates to PhD's.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Links to the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, and provides links to a wealth of information on employment policies, technical assistance, publications, programs and other resources related to the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Department of Defense with the participation of many other federal agencies and sub-agencies.

Work Site Employment Support for People with Disabilities

This site links to the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program, which provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program, SSA issues tickets to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.

WorkSupport.com

This site links to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)-RRTC and provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives. Its team of nationally and internationally renowned researchers is committed to developing and advancing evidence-based practices to increase the hiring and retention for individuals with disabilities.

www.choosework.net

This site links to resources and information about the “Ticket to Work” program that offers individuals who are receiving cash benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and/or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program based on disability or blindness, expanded choices for obtaining the services and support to enter and maintain employment.

National Rehabilitation Information Center 

This link take you to the National Rehabilitation Information Center's online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.

www.NISH.org

NISH is a national nonprofit agency whose mission is to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing federal contracts through the AbilityOne Program for its network of community-based, nonprofit agencies. Providing employment opportunities to more than 45,000 people, the AbilityOne Program is the largest single source of employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities in the United States. More than 600 participating nonprofit organizations employ these individuals and provide quality goods and services to the federal Government at a fair price.

www.EnableAmerica.org

Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. It is committed to raising awareness of employment-related disability issues on a local and national level.

www.PVA.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America works to positively change lives and build brighter futures for our nation's veterans with disabilities and their families. Whether it's fighting for quality health care and decent benefits for all who served, providing opportunities -- post serious injury -- to get back into life through adaptive sports, helping veterans with disabilities get good jobs and careers, educating clinicians about spinal cord injury/dysfunction or investing in a cure for paralysis, Paralyzed Veterans leads the way in empowering people with disabilities with everything they need to live full and productive lives.

www.quintcareers.com/disabled_career_resources.html

This links to Quintessential Careers’ career and job resources for disabled and other disadvantaged job seekers.

www.cvtips.com/job_search_for_disabled_people.html

CVTips’ job search information for individuals with disabilities.