In the Know: Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD Center Resource Center.
What is EARN? And what does it stand for?
Simple. The Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN) is a national employer policy, research and technical assistance center for employers on the employment of people with disabilities. Funded by a grant from the U.S.. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, EARN's vision is to increase employment and workplace inclusion for people with disabilities by engaging and empowering employers to be leaders in this effort. EARN supports employers in recruiting, hiring and retaining workers with disabilities through dissemination, collaboration and technical assistance including a confidential, toll-free technical assistance line for employers, individualized consultation, custom trainings, webinars and events. EARN also connects businesses and federal agencies with college students and recent graduates with disabilities through its Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).
Learn more about EARN and the bevy of useful services it provides by visiting the EARN website.