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Employment Resources & Information for Individuals with Disabilities

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Vocational Rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. Vocational Rehabilitation assists those individuals to secure gainful employment through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.
Find your State's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

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.
Visit America’s Service Locator.

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.
Visit Hire Heroes USA.


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.
View the HirePotential Employment Resources.

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.
Visit the Job Accommodation Network.

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.
Visit the National Business and Disability Council.

Lift, Inc.

Lift, Inc. trains, hires, and places information technology professionals with disabilities through contracts with major corporations who eventually hire them directly.
Visit Lift, Inc..

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.
Visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Project Vision

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.
Visit Project Vision.

Other Employment Websites that may be of interest:

Career/ Volunteer Information

www.dol.gov/vets/programs/empsrv/ - Veterans' Employment & Training Service

Job Boards/Listings




General Resources for Individuals with Disabilities


Disability.gov is a federal Website that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws, and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Topics include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology, and transportation.
Visit Disability.gov.

The Protection and Advocacy System

The Protection and Advocacy System is a national network of congressionally created, legally-based disability rights agencies providing legal representation and other advocacy services to people with disabilities. Protection and Advocacy agencies work to provide people with disabilities equal access to employment opportunities, public services, and public accommodations.
Find your state’s Protection and Advocacy agency.

National Council on Independent Living

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. Services include information and referral, independent living skills training, individual and systems advocacy, and peer counseling.
Find a Center for Independent Living or Statewide Independent Living Council in your area.

Self-Advocacy Online

Self-Advocacy Online in an educational and networking website that helps you connect with self-advocacy organizations near you.
Find self-advocacy organizations in your area.



2010 GAP Survey of Americans with Disabilities