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Disability Employment: Information & Jobs for Persons with Disabilities

  • Synopsis: Information on disability employment and equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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This Disabled World category on disability employment is intended to provide a convenient entry point for resources on equal employment opportunity and disability, as well as links to resources from other worldwide employment organizations and agencies, including websites for persons with disabilities looking for work, disability job vacancies, and jobs working from home. Our disability employment categories by country can be found in the right hand menu, while general job articles are listed below.

The Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities in employment, including recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, and dismissal or termination.

In many developed countries around the world a debate has moved beyond a concern about the cost of maintaining dependent people with a disability to the struggle to find effective ways of ensuring people with a disability can participate in and contribute to society in all aspects of life.

Disability Employment Services Can Provide:

U.S. Government Jobs:

As the Nation's largest employer, the U.S. Federal Government has a special responsibility to lead by example in including people with disabilities in the workforce. The U.S. Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. They offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. Hiring people with disabilities into Federal jobs is fast and easy. 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 - Learn more.

Quick Facts: Job Injury

When employees are injured or disabled or become ill on the job, they may be entitled to medical and/or disability-related leave under two federal laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition, state Workers' Compensation laws have leave provisions that may apply. Depending on the situation, one or more of these laws can apply to the same employee.

Statistics: U.S. Disability Employment

Facts and Statistics on Disability Employment:

Latest Employment Publications

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    Among workers with high school degree or equivalent, those with disabilities earned on average less than their peers.

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