Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with permanent or long-term medical or psychological conditions that are considered a disability.
This sudden change in lifestyle often makes job hunting a daunting task. With this in mind, apart from providing information regarding jobs for people with disabilities in our employment category, Disabled World has researched several websites that offer job opportunities for employment seekers who have a disability.
Note: If you are interested in working for the United States Government see our section on Government Jobs for Persons with a Disability.
Job opportunities do exist for persons with disabilities and listed below you can find a brief review on a number of employment websites for persons with disabilities in the United States.
In the midst of a global economic crisis, a record-breaking one and a half million people in North America benefited from Goodwill job training programs and employment placement services. Goodwill trains people for careers in fields such as financial services, computer programming, health care, and may other areas.
The ServiceSource Network - Provides a variety of services to and jobs for people with disabilities through innovative and valued employment, training and rehabilitation services. The ServiceSource Network is an affiliation of four not-for-profit organizations with the same mission - to provide individuals with disabilities an exceptional service delivery experience through innovative and valued employment, training, rehabilitation and support services. For more information visit www.ourpeoplework.org
AARJobs.com - A leading U.S. job website that connects employers to professionals who are seeking jobs, regardless of disability, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or sexual preference. For more information visit AARJobs.com
Careers for People With Disabilities - Founded in 1987 by parents concerned with the shortage of employment, Careers for People With Disabilities, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to find productive employment for individuals with disabilities and educate employers and the community about the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities. For more information visit www.careersforpeoplewithdisabilities.org
Another excellent website for persons with disabilities seeking employment is GettingHired.com, for further information you can read the Disabled World review of GettingHired.com
ABILITYJobs and JobAccess - The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, employers not only exhibit an open door policy, but also demonstrate their responsiveness to affirmative action by genuinely recruiting qualified persons with disabilities. For more information visitwww.jobaccess.org
PRIDE Industries - Delivers first-rate manufacturing and service solutions to businesses and government agencies nationwide, while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. The program is a not-for-profit, business operating in 12 U.S. states employing more than 4,300 employees, including some 2,700 people with disabilities. PRIDE creates jobs for people with disabilities through its own business divisions, and through partnership with others in the community. For more information visit www.prideindustries.com
Deaf Jobs Program California - This program assists individuals who are Deaf, or hard of hearing, to find, obtain, and retain employment. The program ensures that interpreter services are provided to assist them in claiming unemployment insurance benefits and receiving other EDD services. See the Disabled World review of Deaf Jobs Program California
Wisconsin Disability Employment Website - People with disabilities in Wisconsin have a new way to find employment through the Work-ABLE.net website. The site is specifically designed for people with disabilities seeking employment as well as interested employers and targets ten counties in Northwest Wisconsin. It offers opportunity for businesses in the area to connect with employees who are often untapped and provide a wide-range of skills and abilities. See the Disabled World review of the Wisconsin Disability Employment Website.
DisABLEDperson Inc - A public charity organization whose primary focus is disability employment. This organizations primary focus is disability employment and is free to both individuals and corporations. You can post resumes, job posting and search for disability employment vacancies. DisABLEDperson Inc. also conducts scholarships for college students with disabilities. All services are free to community members and free to employers to post jobs, conduct resume searches and participate in Job Fairs. For more information visit www.disabledperson.com
Loan programs for low income singles, families, seniors & disabled. Includes grants, home ownership, vehicle modifications, personal loans and scholarships.