By Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SP Senior Vice President, Program Center Kessler Foundation Another new year – a new time of hope for persons with disabilities who seek work. While national employment figures haven’t changed much over the past number of years, let’s use 2014 as the catalyst for considering out-of-the-box ways to change placement…read more
In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness and our country’s veterans this month, this infographic illustrates some statistics highlighting the association between service-connected disabilities and the potential for veterans to live in poverty or become homeless. EARN encourages employers to browse our wide array of online resources on recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans with disabilities.
By William Erickson Researcher, Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute As employers look to increase their hiring and retention of employees with disabilities – in response to the new Section 503 regulations, Executive Order 13548: Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities or for diversity reasons – it’s important to consider implementing inclusive HR…read more
By Susanne Bruyere Director, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University Employers play an important role in creating workplaces that are inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Formal and informal organizational policies and practices are a key component of what determines whether a workplace is or is not disability-friendly. Over the last several years, Cornell University has…read more
By Ellice Switzer Technical Assistance Specialist, EARN The proliferation of workplace wellness programs  in recent years has brought a variety of positive changes for employers and employees. Many employers offer incentives to employees who reach certain health milestones such as weight loss or smoking cessation, citing an established relationship between wellness and productivity. However,…read more