SEEKING Employers and Employees!
"America Works Best When Everybody Works" (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
Are you seeking gainful employment?
Are you a company seeking dedicated, competitive, loyal employers?
The Office of Disability Employment /DOL, Ticket-to-Work/SSA and NDEAM are matching qualified Individuals with disabilities TO qualified Employers who are interested in hiring people with physical, intellectual, developmental and other types of disabilities.
Louisiana Rehabilitation ServicesLouisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.
Is your State and Employer gearing up for NDEAM?
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|Congress (1945,1988) designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public's awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities.|
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- The Employer Assistance Referral Network is a free, nationwide service that connects employers with job placement professionals who can identify qualified candidates with disabilities for their job openings in the company's geographic area.
- The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities is a free, nationwide database of pre-screened, qualified postsecondary students and recent college graduates with disabilities who are available for permanent and temporary positions. Employers can search the database by state or job category and obtain specific information on candidates' qualifications.
- Job Links — Employers interested in recruiting and hiring qualified individuals with disabilities for open positions within their company or organization can list themselves on ODEP's Job Links database.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), provides a free consulting service on workplace accommodations. ODEP also provides fact sheets on job accommodations.
Federal Laws Governing Disability Employment
The OFCCP also enforces the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), which prohibits employment discrimination against certain categories of veterans by federal contractors. Some disabled veterans are covered under this law.
The Department's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) provides grant programs and other services to enhance the employment opportunities of people with disabilities.
The Department's Civil Rights Center (CRC), a part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), enforces several federal disability nondiscrimination laws, including Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 prohibits disability-based discrimination by, and imposes affirmative disability-related responsibilities on, recipients of federal financial assistance, as well as federal programs and activities; the CRC enforces the law as it relates to recipients of financial assistance from DOL.