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Hiring Job Seekers with Disabilities

Let us help you find qualified job applicants at our OhioMeansJobs Centers. View a summary of our services.  Some of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities are:  a diverse workforce, tax incentives, and dedicated workers. Post your job openings for free, and search resumes for qualified applicants.

Visit our other pages at:
Serving Individuals with Disabilities and 
Individuals with Disabilities and Employment.

 Your Responsibilities under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Diversifying Your Workforce – A four step reference guide to recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities.

Great Lakes ADA Center is a member of the ADA National Network and covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Myths and Facts About People with Disabilities  
presented by the National Center on Workforce and Disability.


Did you know?

According to

72 percent of adults with disabilities want to work.

Studies indicate that workers with disabilities rate average or above average in performance, attendance and work safety.

Research found that workers with disabilities are more inclined to stay in jobs longer, reducing turnover costs.

EARN, Employer Assistance and Resource Network, on how to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities.

JAN, Job Accomodation Network, offers "Employer's Guide to Reasonable Accommodations".

Ohio Business Leadership Network Ohio’s employer resource for accessing a diverse workforce.

U.S. Business Leadership Network A national non-profit that helps you drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace.

Tax Incentives and Deductions

Internal Revenue Services – Tax credits for accommodating persons with disabilities.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a tax incentive program for businesses hiring individuals who face significant barriers to employment.

For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio  43216-1618
Fax: 614-728-8366 
Phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option # 3

Last Update 12/31/2013