The time is now. We must advance meaningful DEI&A efforts to drive systemic change across our workplaces – and disability must be included. Today, one in four people identify as having a disability. That’s one in four of your customers, clients, employees, colleagues, team, partners, stakeholders, vendors, and investors. Not to mention, your family and friends. Simply put, disability is the “D” in diversity.
Easterseals offers a range of training and placement services to help people prepare for the workforce and succeed in their career goals. We partner with companies to provide placement opportunities for people in our programs. Contact us to learn more.
Easterseals helps to identify job skills necessary for today’s workforce through person-centered employment services, and connecting them to other supports like assistive technology and accessible transportation. We’re also proud to work with local, regional, and national businesses to find employment talent.Learn More
Easterseals is in partnership with abilityJOBS, the leading website dedicated to employment of people with disabilities. It also has the largest resume bank with tens of thousands of job seekers with disabilities, from entry level candidates to PhD's. abilityJOBS has an award winning approach to helping companies find talented employees.Learn More (Opens New Window)
Through this transitional employment program, Easterseals partners with community-based non-profit organizations and government agencies (host agencies) to provide participants with training opportunities.Learn More
Kelley's dream job has always been to become a teacher. Her story began with Easterseals early intervention services and continued with an internship through an employment program for high school students.Read More
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”Learn More (Opens New Window)
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) helps employers “recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified people with disabilities.” It is a free resource that supports companies in building inclusive workplace cultures.Learn More (Opens New Window)
Research from Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), reveals that companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers. Those who don’t miss out on a vast, untapped market.Learn More (Opens New Window)