EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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The U.S. AbilityOne Commission

is committed to a world where every person who is blind or has a significant disability is able to achieve his or her maximum employment potential. Our focus is on making the most of the AbilityOne Program, and creating job opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Today, more than 45,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities are employed through the AbilityOne Program’s national network of more than 550 nonprofit agencies.

National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

For more than 75 years, has focused on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its network of 94 associated nonprofit agencies nationwide serve as the largest employer of people who are blind in the United States, offering a wide range of career opportunities with no boundaries. NIB mentors and supports its agencies through business development, program management, and marketing and sales.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

The American Foundation for the Blind—AFB CareerConnect®

has over 1,000 mentors who are blind or visually impaired. The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) also offers other helpful employment-related services, including resources for job seekers and employers, as well as a database of successfully employed adults who are blind or have low vision

DisabilityJobs.net

is a member of the JustJobs.com family of job search engines developed by LatPro, Inc. for the USA. This extensive network of job boards gives jobseekers free access to job listings and was created to help employers connect with the disability community.

CareerNet

is an online employment resource and collaborative effort between National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and The American Foundation for the Blind’s CareerConnect. It is available to people who are blind or have low vision and are seeking employment at NIB-associated non-profit agencies throughout the United States.

US Office of Personnel Management

The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.

The American Council of the Blind

(ACB) provides information about their local chapters, including connections with working individuals who are blind and have low vision. The ACB Job Connection provides a range of job opportunities and other employment-related information

disABLEDperson, Inc.

is a premier Job Board for People with disABILITIES since 2002. We boast over 200,000 active jobs with hundreds of new jobs posted every day from all across the U.S. posted by companies who are looking to hire people with disabilities. Disability Employment is our passion as we work closely with employers to place their job openings for you, the disability community

Business Leaders Program

National Industries for the Blind’s Business Leaders Program prepares individuals who are blind for careers in business. By providing educational and employment opportunities, this program encourages professional development and transforms high-potential employees and participants into successful business people and future business leaders.

Hire Disability Solutions

promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce and provides job leads and workplace solutions for employers and job seekers.

RecruitDisability 

is a national job board connecting employers and job seekers with disabilities, including veterans. Designed to link millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans with disabilities to employment opportunities, RecruitDisability.org is powered by the depth of industry expertise, and over 20 years of connections to job seekers, agencies and businesses alike.

The Job Accommodation Network

(JAN) is a free service provided by the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN provides a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities and links that assist with finding employment.

One More Way

The Sierra Group’s One More Way collaborative’s million-member-strong, self-serve model is available for your independent use as a job seeker with a disability, an agency providing services, or a hiring manager looking to hire Americans with disabilities. In addition to our no-fee job board, sponsored by DiversityInc, One More Way is also the go to resource for employment incentives and educational teleseminars.