The Commonwealth is missing out on a large untapped resource- people with disabilities! Below are several good reasons why you should strive to hire them:
The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the United States Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN is one of several ODEP technical assistance centers.
A network that assists employers with recruiting, hiring, and retaining people with disabilities.
A web based resource that allows employers in both private and public sectors to search a database of federal employees that have been displaced from their federal jobs due to a work related injury.
A search engine on JAN that allows users to find various accommodation options for people with disabilities in workplace and recreational settings.
The goal of Virginia Ability is to assist businesses in providing solutions for increasing workforce and marketplace diversity by including people with disabilities.
A recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers to college students and recent graduates with disabilities through summer or permanent job opportunities.
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
FY23 Employment Opportunities Plan Template
FY23 Employment Opportunities Plan Template Instructions
Employment of People with Disabilities Presentation
Resources for Hard of Hearing and Deaf in the Workplace