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Resources For Employers

Employers seeking to hire extraordinarily dedicated, hard-working individuals with disabilities are welcome to explore EmployMeFirst for a wealth of resources.

IRS tax benefits for business who hire employees with disabilities

Fast Facts on Business Tax Credits & Deductions for Employment of People with Disabilities
A joint publication between the US Chamber of Commerce & VCU-RRTC on Workforce Supports.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities
The Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities was created by Executive Order 11-161 to advance job and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in order to help those individuals achieve greater independence. The mission of the Commission is to provide public policy solutions and strategies to the Governor and state policymakers to fulfill this vision. For more information visit the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities website.

Ernst & Young
They have excellent documents for an employer who is setting up a program for diversity: Six things to say, Nine things not to say, nonvisible disabilities handbook, an accessible facilities checklist, etc.

USBLN’s Section 503
Self-Evaluation Compliance Tool©… Much More Than a Checklist!

The US Department of Labor
The US Department of Labor offers an excellent resource for employers considering hiring individuals with disabilities.

The US Department of Labor has Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic.

Why target people with disabilities?

National Disability Institute’s Washington Insider
The Washington Insider is a monthly newsletter highlighting key federal policy news that impacts the financial futures and economic empowerment of all people with disabilities. The Washington Insider tracks legislative and policy initiatives gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, specifically in the areas of taxation, asset building and economic development.

Workforce3One 
Workforce3One offers e-learning, knowledge sharing, resource information, and tools for workforce professionals and other to build the capacity of the workforce investment system to successfully meet the employment needs of America’s workforce and employers. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Workforce3One offers extensive training, resource, and toolkits on a wide variety of workforce topics, at no cost to the user.

Employer Toolkit
Become an Employer of Choice Employer Toolkit for Hiring Employees with disabilities

Fact Sheet: Regulations on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

EEO Poster to be displayed prominently in place of business.

Career Source Northeast Florida
Career Source Northeast Florida has excellent resources for hiring and management of employees.

Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (ASPE)

Small Business Administration
Small Business Administration has information on hiring individuals with disabilities.

Think Beyond the Label learning tools.

US Dept. of Labor Diverse Perspectives: People with Disabilities Fulfilling Your Business Goals