Employer Tutorial Chapter 5:

National Network of ADA Centers


The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provide local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA's mission to "make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality." For free and confidential assistance for any question relating to the ADA, call toll free 800.949.4232.

Earn Works for Employers


The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) is the nation’s premier provider of cost-free services to help employers recruit and hire qualified workers to meet their workforce needs. In addition, EARN assists employers in understanding the practical business reasons for, as well as the practices that facilitate the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. EARN also offers assistance to employment service providers and jobseekers with disabilities. This includes providing jobseekers and service providers with job leads from employers specifically interested in including jobseekers with disabilities in their recruiting efforts. EARN is an initiative funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) under the Department of Labor (DOL).

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities


Recent college graduates with disabilities often face barriers in getting hired. College disability services offices may not work closely with career services. This organization was designed to provide more links between college career services and disability services. The website offers a job board and services for employers who want to hire qualified recent college graduates with disabilities.

GettingHired, Inc


GettingHired is a large job board to match employers with skilled candidates with disabilities. With thousands of up-to-date resume postings, employers can use this site to find good matches for their job openings.

Hire Heroes USA


This program was designed to connect employers with qualified veterans with disabilities. The site provides a link to career opportunities and assistance to companies who want to hire a veteran.

Workforce Recruitment Program


The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for federal agencies and private businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. The WRP database is available to federal Human Resource Specialists, Equal Opportunity Employment Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies at the WRP federal website. Employers in the private and non-profit sectors can gain access to the WRP's pool of candidates through the Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network (EARN), a free service of ODEP.

Disability Employment 101


This guide is a comprehensive analysis of hiring employees with disabilities that includes information about how to find qualified workers with disabilities, how to put disability and employment research into practice and how to model what other businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce.

Employing People with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor


Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor has made available to employers nationwide a free database of new job candidates with disabilities seeking work in a wide variety of fields. DisabilityInfo.gov provides a list of links for accessing job-seekers that are disabled. The site also provides access to disability-related information and programs available thru the government on topics that include disabled person benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.

Cornell University Employment & Disability Institute: Pre-employment Screening Considerations and the ADA


This brief gives an overview of the legal aspects of applicant screening under the ADA. Focusing on the ADA Title I (employment provisions), this brief is easy-to-read and focuses on issues pertaining to recruitment and hiring.

Tap into the Changing Workforce


Established by the Institute for Community Inclusion, this link connects HR professionals to numerous resources that are useful for attracting the skills and talents that their company needs. The site provides straightforward solutions and information that address everyday human resource issues, especially as they relate to current or future employees with disabilities.

EEOC document: ADA Enforcement Guidance: Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations


This EEOC document provides and overview and guidelines around hiring (pre-employment) issues and Title I (employment provisions) of the ADA.