EmployersWhy should you hire someone with a disability? The person is qualified for the job, the person thinks outside the box, the person has the talents you are looking for, and the person makes you think. Hire a person with a disability for all of these reasons but don't hire them because it is the right thing to do. (Menatt Nichols) Workability would like to assist with matching the right applicants for your vacant positions. We work closely with Fresno State students and graduates and can provide a realistic perspective of strengths and areas of development. Below is a list of resources for employers to utilize.
U.S. Department of Labor Resources on Hiring People with Disabilities
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit
- Tax Incentives for Employers
- Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers
- Building an Inclusive Workforce — A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Employees with Disabilities
Other Resources on Hiring People with Disabilities
- Disability:IN - Tools and programs to bridge inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community.
- Employer Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities: Federal Tax Incentives At-A-Glance
- Interviewing Job Candidates with Disabilities
- Information for Employers from the Job Accommodation Network
- Hiring Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
- Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Recruit and Retain Qualified People with Disabilities
- Funding Assistance: On-the-Job Training – Available to employers through the Department of Rehabilitation to help offset the cost of training. The incentive program can only be utilized for a consumer of Department of Rehabilitation with the intent of sustaining the employee.
- Job Retention: – The employer will work alongside the employment specialist in an effort to ease the new employee into the position. The benefit to the employer is that Workability will provide feedback to the new employee on employers behalf and help develop skills.
- Always available to consult on anything not covered here.