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Hiring Job Seekers with Disabilities
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In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.

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.
 
OhioMeansJobs.com Post your job openings for free (no registration is required) and search resumes for qualified applicants.


Resources
 
Your Responsibilities as an employer under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

Diversifying Your Workforce – A four-step reference guide to recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. Contains additional, informative links. Published by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. View more information at ODEP website.

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

Ohio Business Leadership Network Employing disabled people and spreading awareness.

 

Did you know?

According to Worksupport.com:

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.

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. Email Ohio WOTC at wotc_contact@jfs.ohio.gov.

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

Last Reviewed: 08/16/2016