New Database Helps Employers Find Employees with Disabilities

diverse workforceThe Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has collaborated with the Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, to launch the 2013 Workforce Recruitment Program database. This database is a recruitment resource for employers seeking to diversify their workforce by including employees with disabilities.

The database is meant to support President Obama's efforts to increase Federal employment of individuals with disabilities. It contains profiles of nearly 3,000 ready-for-hire candidates who are current students or who have graduated within a year or less. All of the profiles are of people with disabilities, including veterans, with a variety of degree types and levels.

"These students and recent graduates represent some of our nation's top talent. They have proven themselves

academically and are now eager to demonstrate their skills and gain experience in the workplace," said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.

The database is already in use by several federal government agencies. Federal employers can access the database at https://wrp.gov . Private sector employers can access the database through ODEP's national Employer Assistance and Resource Network by making a toll-free call to 855-275-3276 or visiting http://www.AskEARN.org or www.dol.gov/find/recruitment .

If you are a job seeker and would like to be added to the database you must attend a career fair at your local college or university that participates in recruitment for this program. Registration is currently closed for those who would like to be added but will soon reopen. For more information, please call 202-693-7880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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