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Employer Resources

Job Accommodations Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is committed to making the business case for employing people with disabilities. They are a partnership of health and human service and employment agencies with federal grants, coming together to build a uniform national infrastructure and approach that connects businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities. Their goal is to raise awareness that hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense.

Think Beyond the Label: "All in One Place" (YouTube video): Think Beyond the Label asks you to start evolving your workforce today. Visit our websiteto experience our free "Field Guide to Evolving Your Workforce."

US Business Leadership Network

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is the national business organization currently representing BLN chapters in 32 states and more than 5000 employers using a "business to business" strategy to promote the business imperative of including people with disabilities in the workforce. The BLNs provide an opportunity for employers to identify and share best practices on the employment of people with disabilities. The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) endorses the BLN concept of business-to-business mentoring to help create job opportunities for people with disabilities.

Employer Resource Guide - Disability Program Navigator

This guide was developed to provide both public and private employers, human resource personnel, hiring managers and supervisors
with relevant federal, state and local level information around their legal obligations, along with resources that can assist in identifying,
paying for, and implementing effective accommodation strategies, in hiring and/or retaining qualified employees who experience a disability.

Government Policy

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

ADA National Network Technical Assistance Program: The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

US Department of Labor

Employment Support Services

Able Trust

The Able Trust believes that when people with disabilities want to work, they should. The Trust supports individual non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

The Agency supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD provides services to Floridians with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, Prader-Willi syndrom, and spina bifida.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Florida Department of Education

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

Getting the Most from the Public Vocational Rehabilitation System: An informative publication explaining the Vocational Rehabilitation Process with numerous tips and suggestions.

Service Source (Formerly Abilities of Florida)

ServiceSource offers a variety of rehabilitation and employment services for people with disabilities throughout the State of Florida. Our programs include vocational evaluation and training, benefits planning, housing program, and opportunities for self-employment.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.

National Organization on Disabilities

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women, and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. Our current focus is on improving employment prospects for America’s 33 million working-aged Americans with disabilities.

Ticket to Work Program

Social Security's Ticket to Work program offers people with disabilities an opportunity to achieve greater independence by providing choices in employment services and access to meaningful work.

Workforce Agencies

Agency for Workforce Innovation

The Agency for Workforce Innovation is Florida's lead state workforce agency. Cynthia R. Lorenzo, Interim Director directly administers the state's Labor Market Statistics program, Unemployment Compensation, Early Learning and various workforce development programs.

Employ Florida

Employ Florida links all of Florida's workforce services--state and local--to each other.

Florida Job Connections

Florida Job Connections connects businesses across Florida with an untapped workforce. This website enables Florida businesses to demonstrate their commitment to employee diversity by searching for qualified applicants with disabilities.

Florida's One-Stop Centers

Workforce Florida, Inc. and the Agency for Workforce Innovation are partners in the Employ Florida network which includes 24 Regional Workforce Boards who deliver services through nearly 90 One-Stop Career Centers around the state.

One-Stop Toolkit for Serving People with Disabilities: This website provides accessible and comprehensive tools and information to grantees who provide services that help individuals with disabilities find and keep good jobs. The resources on this website will help grantees widen the array of services available to individuals with disabilities at One-Stop Centers, and integrate those services seamlessly into One-Stop operations.

Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance

Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance is a driving force in delivering workforce solutions that support economic development in Hillsborough County.

If you are between the ages of 18-64 and currently receive SSDI and/or SSI cash benefits, contact Danielle Perkins, Disability Program Navigator, at (813) 930-7643 or via e-mail at perkinsd@workforcetampa.com.

Workforce Florida Inc.

Workforce Florida is the statewide, business-led workforce policy board charged with overseeing the state's workforce system.

WorkNet Pinellas - Persons with Disabilities Program

WorkNet Pinellas has a direct impact on the workforce, business, education and economic development communities in Pinellas County. Through various programs WorkNet has assisted an average of 40,000 customers annually, including 1,500 persons with disabilities. WorkNet’s Disability Navigator program is nationally acclaimed, encompassing a team that utilizes their experience and partnerships to provide better access for customers and education and connection to local employers.

Disability Navigator Resource Guide: WorkNet Pinellas employs Disability Program Navigators (DPN) who can assist job seekers with disabilities access services, activities and programs offered within the One Stop Career Centers, provide information to SSI and SSDI recipients on work incentives offered by the Social Security Administration, along with other pertinent disability related information.


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