Resources are available to assist you in your goal to enter or re-enter employment.
There is a growing trend in employment to focus on improving diversity, equity and inclusion. It is important to know your rights and the laws that govern recruitment, hiring, and promotion of individuals with disabilities. There are resources available for young adults making the transition from high school to the world of work and or higher education.
Please explore the resources listed below for more information.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, and disability in the Federal and private sectors.
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.
The ADA is the most comprehensive of the nation’s disability laws. It guarantees the right of individuals with disabilities to receive reasonable accommodations in order to work and participate in all aspects of society.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
ADEN is a national administrative employment network providing employment services to Ticket holders through a network of providers across the country called ADEN members.
National Disability Institute is the first national nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better financial future for people with disabilities.
Social Security publishes a summary guide to employment supports for SSI / SSDI beneficiaries. The guide is updated annually and available in both English and Spanish at SSA’s Red Book
The Next Step Programs was founded in 2015 to create opportunities for people with disabilities as they transition out of high school. They work with students, families, employers, school systems, and adults with disabilities to innovate new solutions to overcome everyday barriers.
In PA CareerLink, job-seekers have the ability to search and apply for job openings across the Commonwealth or narrow it down to their own town. You can create and upload a resume and make yourself available to thousands of employers.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, developers, researchers, and more.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a nationally recognized source of career information. It describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, wages, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.