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Finding Applicants with Disabilities

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees. ODEP has chosen "Advancing Access and Equity" as its theme for NDEAM 2023.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month home page
USDOL Office of Disability Employment Policy

Finding Applicants with Disabilities
Want to cast a wide net when hiring? Make sure you're not omitting qualified applicants with disabilities. The resources below can help employers increase access to and opportunity for people with disabilities.

Where can employers find qualified applicants with disabilities?
What are some common myths about hiring people with disabilities that impede disability recruiting initiatives?
How can HR help introduce more people with disabilities into the workforce?

Resources for Finding Qualified Applicants with Disabilities
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Resources for Finding Candidates with Disabilities

Job Site for People with Disabilities

Finding Qualified Talent
Small Business Administration

Hiring People with Disabilities

Jobs for Disabled Veterans    Create an Employer Account
Job Openings for DisABLED Veterans

What Can You Do?
Campaign for Disability Employment

Related Resources

Employing Abilities at Work
SHRM Foundation

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
SHRM Express Request

Podcast (27 mins): People with Disabilities Are an Untapped Talent Pool
Harvard Business Review (limited articles without a subscription) | Sep 2023

Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Individuals with Disabilities
Husch | Dec 2022


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