RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS
The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides leadership on disability employment policies and practices through research yielding authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN) provides free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information about accommodations and related issues to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities.
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) provide information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) promotes best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities. http://usbln.org/index.html
Internal Revenue Service can be contacted for further information regarding tax incentives for employers to people with disabilities.
South Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides employers with access to candidates with disabilities and various employment supports. Download their 2011 Employer Brochure in Adobe PDF format.
Employer Resource Network (ERN) addresses labor needs in S.D. communities by connecting the business community and rehabilitation professionals and providing a qualified applicant pool to prospective employers. http://ftw.sd-ccd.org/employers
DakotaLink provides information and resources on assistive technology devices and services.
People with disabilities have contributed to our society in many areas, including the political leadership of Franklin Roosevelt, the scientific innovation of Stephen Hawking, and the music composition of Beethoven. People with disabilities will continue to define the future whether they be the next world leader, the returning veteran, your next-door neighbor, or you.