Unemployment is one of the most profound issues facing the disability community. NOD is committed to increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities. To help job seekers with disabilities, NOD offers resources specifically addressing employment needs.
Resources and Information
America’s Service Locator
America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The Website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.
GettingHired.com is a private sector initiative helping to close the employment participation gap for people with disabilities while helping employers meet the challenge of finding qualified workers. It is the largest national employment and networking portal connecting talented job seekers who happen to have disabilities, employers and jobs, agencies providing services to the community of people with disabilities, college and university disability and career services departments, veterans groups and disability advocacy groups.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA provides career placement assistance to returning service men and women, specializing in the career placement of those injured or with any level of disability. Hire Heroes USA has a wide range of employment opportunities available nationwide, ranging from entry level to senior positions.
HirePotential specializes in employing people with disabilities, mature workers, and veterans, working with businesses that actively support diversity. You can send your resume using their online tool, or view current job openings on their database.
Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws.
National Business and Disability Council
The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) offers resources for career-seekers with disabilities, including links to local resources and webcasts on resume writing and disclosure. You can post your resume in their national resume database or search through job listings.
Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
The Project Vision Website is part of the World Institute on Disability’s Proyecto Vision, the first National Technical Assistance Center for US Latinos with disabilities. The bi-lingual site offers job listings, success stories, and resource links.
The USA jobs website lists positions available within the US government, and individuals with disabilities can use it in conjunction with the Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) directory. The directory lists the SPPC contact, who helps to recruit, hire and accommodate people with disabilities within each government agency.