Disability.gov’s Guide to Employment

Finding a job can be challenging, especially if you’re just starting your career or have been out of work for a while. However, there are many programs that offer people with disabilities job training opportunities and help finding employment. Be sure to check out Disability.Blog’s employment related posts to learn about topics such as working from home and to read stories of people with disabilities who have made great strides in the workplace.

Disability.gov’s Employment section offers a broad range of resources about finding a job. In addition, we have developed this guide to connect you with programs, services, government agencies and organizations that can help you find information about career planning and job training, employment laws and regulations and job accommodations and supports.

For information about starting or growing a small business, visit Disability.gov’s Guide to Self-Employment and Starting a Small Business.

Here are a few “quick links” to get you started:

  1. Find Your State’s Job Bank
  2. Find an American Job Center Near You
  3. Read the Return-to-Work Toolkit to Get Job Search Tips for Workers with Disabilities
  4. Get Job Training and Placement Services from your State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Office
  5. Visit GetMyFuture to Find Employment & Training Resources for Young People
  6. Learn about Working for the Federal Government
  7. Learn about Employment Rights – Who Has Them and Who Enforces Them
  8. Learn about Getting Job Accommodations
  9. Employers – Use the TalentWorks Tool to Ensure Accessibility of Online Job Applications & Other Recruitment Tools
  10. Employers – Read the White House Guide for Employers on Recruiting and Hiring People with Disabilities (link opens a PDF file)

The guide is divided into the following sections. Select the section you’re interested in for more information:

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