The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a free resource through which private businesses and federal agencies nationwide can identify qualified temporary and permanent candidates from a variety of professional fields. Applicants are highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce.
Through the WRP employers have:
- Access to candidates across the nation.
- Ability to source candidates who are veterans.
- Pre-screened job candidates.
- Flexibility in hiring for summer internships or permanent positions.
Through WRP.jobs, private employers interested in using the WRP can post permanent and temporary positions. In turn, WRP participants can search and apply for these positions using employers’ standard application processes. Only pre-screened WRP students have access to postings on WRP.jobs.
WRP.jobs is a collaboration between EARN and DirectEmployers, a non-profit consortium of employers.
Employers can post jobs and internships to WRP.jobs using 3 methods:
- Register to post a job (FREE)
- Sign up to have your organization’s jobs automatically indexed and included on WRP.jobs (FREE)
- Become a DirectEmployers Member
It is important to note that when considering WRP students for internships or permanent positions, employers should conduct the application and interview process according to their usual recruitment, hiring and onboarding procedures. DirectEmployers and EARN simply provide the opportunity to match qualified pre-screened candidates with disabilities to jobs in the private sector; there is no post-employment support provided to the employer or the employee.
Federal employers may search for WRP candidates directly via www.WRP.gov.
The following resources can assist employers in preparing to use the WRP.