Resources for Job Seekers

What resources are available?

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Due to the national focus of LDA, the resources listed are nationally-based resources. This is not a complete list of resources, but should be a good place to start. Topics covered are internet-accessible job search, Federal employment, workplace accommodations, and other resources to assist people with disabilities who are seeking employment. Included are links to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Job Hunt, US Office of Personnel Management, Job Accommodation Network (JAN), Pathways to Employment, Getting Hired, Rehabilitation Services Administration, ABILITY Jobs and Jobs Access, US Business Leadership Network, Pathways to Employment, and American Association for People with Disabilities Employment Resources.

Resources for Job Seekers

United States Department of Labor –
Office of Disability Employment Policy

http://www.dol.gov/dol/audience/aud-unemployed.htm
This site provides a shortcut to information and services the Department of Labor (DOL) offers job seekers. It has links for people with disabilities.

Job-Hunt
http://www.job-hunt.org
The purpose of this site is to provide the most comprehensive listing of useful internet-accessible job-search resources and
services on the web, in a format which is most useful to job seekers. The site also has a directory of all state employment offices.

US Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/
The President’s Executive Order to increase the hiring of people with disabilities was signed in August 2010 to increase hires of
individuals with disabilities in the federal government. This site helps users understand federal disability hiring programs, learn about getting job accommodations in the federal workplace, access resources related to the employment of people with disabilities, find laws and Executive Orders related to the employment of people with disabilities, and find frequently asked questions about employment discrimination.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
http://askjan.org/links/about.htm
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 improve their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Pathways to Employment
http://www.pathways.dshs.wa.gov
This site helps people with disabilities make informed decisions about going to work.

Getting Hired.com
http://www.gettinghired.com
This site provides employment resources and opportunities for people with disabilities to gather, network, and connect with employers and work opportunities.

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
RSA oversees grant programs that help individuals with disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently by providing supports like counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services. To find your local vocational RSA office, go to http://rsa.ed.gov/people.cfm and click on “State Agencies/Contacts.” Each state’s contact information is listed.

ABILITY Jobs and Job Access
http://www.jobaccess.org/
The goal of ABILITY Jobs and Job Access 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 from entry-level candidates to advanced degrees.

Sierra Group Full Disabilities Job Board
http://www.RecruitDisability.org
An online resource that lists employers, career news, featured available jobs, a tool to create a resume, job alerts when something is posted that fits specified criteria, and more. A great starting place for people with disabilities who are looking for jobs.

United States Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®)
http://www.usbln.org
The USBLN® is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across North America, representing over 5,000 employers. The USBLN® has links to many state affiliates and member businesses that support the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Think Beyond the Label
http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/job-board/job-board.aspx
National private-public partnership that aids job seekers with disabilities by providing an on-line portal to connect job seekers with disabilities to employers actively looking to hire them.

American Association for People with Disabilities Employment Resources
http://askearn.org/refdesk/FAQ/FAQ_Jobseekers
Many resources are available to assist people with disabilities who are seeking employment. A wide array of resources for jobseekers and employers can be accessed through the website.

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Comments

  1. Jihad w. jackson says:

    Hello I am having difficulty with sorta in ways of learning, also to let my job know about my learning disability as well my number is [removed due to privacy concern]. Thank you for the opportunity, jihad jackson.

  2. Thanks for sharing all of these employment resources! It is good to know that there are so many ways to get your resume out there! It would be really nice if there was just one agency that could help disperse my resume everywhere. That way, I’m not running around all over the place.

  3. Karen Vickers says:

    Thank you!! Found your site by donating on United Way. My 20 year old is having difficulties finding a job. This is a great resource…glad to see it’s available.

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