The DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has created a new Workforce Recruitment Program, described as a “resource for employers seeking a diverse workforce that includes employees with disabilities.”
What is it?
According to ODEP’s press release, the WRP is a “database of nearly 3,000 ready-for-hire candidates with disabilities.” Here’s the official description:
The database contains profiles of postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities, including veterans, representing a wide variety of academic backgrounds and degree levels. Candidates who are seeking summer employment as well as recent graduates looking for regular full-time positions have been interviewed and pre-screened by federal recruiters.
How do I access it?
Private sector employers can access the WRP here, through ODEP’s Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN). To talk to an actual human being about the WRP, call 855-275-3276.
Want to create a more ADA-inclusive workplace? Here’s a link to a recent Blawg post that will help you do just that.