Big Tent Jobs is a Michigan-based recruiting agency which places degreed, ready- to-work people with hidden and visible disabilities and chronic conditions in positions at leading companies.
Big Tent Jobs, LLC
24100 Southfield Road,
Suite 320H
Southfield, MI 48075

  Voice: (877)366-6562
Website: 
http://www.bigtentjobs.com
 
 


 
The College of Employment Services was built with one idea in mind: that everyone deserves to lead a rich, rewarding life. Our online courses help employment services professionals work their way toward fulfilling careers in their field. And the job seekers they serve get the skilled, stable, trustworthy assistance they need to break down barriers to meaningful employment. Our curriculum helps employment professionals learn to guide individuals through the job search, matching, and retention process.

  Voice: (888)526-8756
  Email: directcourse@elsevier.com
Website: 
http://directcourseonline.com/courses/
 
 


 
The Coming Home to Work (CHTW) Program is Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment's (VR&E's) primary early intervention and outreach program. Through this initiative, all VR&E services are available to eligible servicemembers and veterans. Participants work with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to determine eligibility and entitlement to VR&E services. Once entitlement is established, the VRC and the servicemember or veteran will work as a team to decide which employment track is most suitable based on each participant's individual needs. VR&E's goal is to assist eligible service members and veterans obtain and maintain suitable employment that will not aggravate their disabilities. This program does not replace or conflict with medical treatment or military requirements.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

  Voice: (800)827-1000
Website: 
http://vetsuccess.gov/coming_home_to_work
 
 


 
The Computer/Electronic Training Program (CAP) within the Department of Defense has created a new Online Training Module for Hiring Managers on how to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. This is the first in a series of online training modules. This module is designed to help you understand how simple and beneficial hiring employees with disabilities can be. After the training, you can take a short quiz to check your comprehension of the material that was covered in the training. If you provide your name and email address, they will provide you with a Certificate of Completion at the end of the quiz.

  Voice: (703)681-8813
    TTY: (703)681-3978
  Email: cap@tma.osd.mil
Website: 
http://cap.mil/NewsEvents/Training.aspx
 
 


 
Commerce's vision is to make Wisconsin the best place to live and do business. Its mission is to drive retention and creation of quality jobs and promote safe, healthy communities.
201 West Washington Avenue
PO Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970

  Voice: (608) 266-1018
Website: 
http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/
 
 


 
Use this interactive tool to find information about U.S. disability statistics. This resource is a product of Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School.
Employment and Disability Institute
ILR School
Cornell University
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853

  Voice: (607) 255-7727
    TTY: (607) 255-2891
    Fax: (607) 255-2763
  Email: ilr_edi@cornell.edu
Website: 
http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/
 
 


 
The Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN) provides employers with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. EARN assists employers in understanding the practical business reasons for, as well as the practices that facilitate the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. EARN also offers assistance to employment service providers and jobseekers with disabilities.

  Voice: (866)327-6669
    TTY: (866)327-6669
  Email: earn@earnworks.com
Website: 
http://askearn.org
 
 


 
ESGR is a unit in the Department of the Defense, established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers. ESGR has more than 900 volunteers who help employers and employees understand what USERRA requires.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22209-2405

  Voice: (800)336-4590
Website: 
http://www.esgr.mil
 
 


 
EDI conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace. Since 1968, researchers and practitioners at the Cornell ILR School with expertise in disability have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities. The EDI team consults with policy makers, disability advocates, and rehabilitation program professionals. EDI contributes to developing inclusive workplace systems and communities in a variety of ways. The EDI team engages in research and produces scholarly articles, develops training materials, conducts training sessions domestically and internationally, and offers technical assistance on a wide array of disability-related matters. EDI expertise embraces legal mandates and operational issues, an all-encompassing perspective that enables us to help transform public policy into practice.
Employment and Disability Institute
ILR School
Cornell University
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853

  Voice: (607)255-7727
    TTY: (607)255-2891
    Fax: (607)255-2763
  Email: ilr_edi@cornell.edu
Website: 
http://www.yti.cornell.edu
 
 


 
The FMLA allows employees to balance their work and family life by taking reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. The FMLA seeks to accomplish these purposes in a manner that accommodates the legitimate interests of employers, and minimizes the potential for employment discrimination on the basis of gender, while promoting equal employment opportunity for men and women.The Family and Medical Leave Act is monitored by the U.S. Department of Labor's, U.S. Wage and Hour Division.

  Voice: (866) 487-9243
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/1421.htm
 
 


 
Your partnership with the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) gives you access to our qualified vocational rehabilitation professionals. Here are some of the valuable benefits we can provide: Job Analysis - DRS staff can work with you to assess the requirements of your jobs and match them to the skills of our candidates. We can help identify appropriate accommodations and assistive technologies to "bridge the gap" between job needs and employee abilities. We can even help you analyze the needs of new or changing jobs to ensure that you can retain valuable employees in their current positions. Job Coaches - DRS can provide a job coaches to assist qualified individuals with disabilities in learning or re-learning how to perform their job. Training - DRS Rehabilitation Staff can provide trainings to employers on a local or statewide level, including topics related to disability awareness and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Statewide trainings are also offered each year.

  Voice: (877)761-9780
    TTY: (866)264-2149
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=52224
 
 


 
We help people with disabilities find and keep jobs. Our goal is to help our customers find quality employment that pays a living wage and offers a chance for advancement.Our staff talk to people about their employment needs and help them find a job or get ready to go to work. They also make sure that people have the supports they need to stay on the job. This resource is a part of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

  Voice: (800) 843-6154
    TTY: (800) 447-6404
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29737
 
 


 
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), a program of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Service (BRS), provides quality, individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment. Through active participation in their rehabilitation, people with disabilities achieve a greater level of independence in their work place and living environments.
402 W. Washington St., #W451 
P.O. Box 7083, MS26 
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083

  Voice: (317)232-1433
	 (877)241-8144
    TTY: (317)232-1427
    Fax: (317)254-6705
  Email: BVISHLP.BVISHelp@fssa.IN.gov
Website: 
http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/4219.htm
 
 


 
The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects. JAN's efforts are in support of the employment, including self-employment and small business ownership, of people with disabilities. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available.
Job Accommodation Network
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080

  Voice: (800)526-7234
	 (800)232-9675
(304)293-7186
    TTY: (877)781-9403
    Fax: (304)293-5407
  Email: jan@jan.wvu.edu
Website: 
http://askjan.org
 
 


 
Our Mission & Vision: MRS partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities.Our Vision: MRS will be a premiere organization to promote an inclusive workforce system that provides each individual with a disability the opportunity for employment leading to independence. This resource is a part of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG).
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
201 N. Washington Sq., 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

  Voice: (517) 373-3390
    TTY: (888) 605-6722
    Fax: (517) 335-7277
  Email: mrs-customerassistance@michigan.gov
Website: 
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_25392---,00.html
 
 
 
 

  Voice: (888)253-6855
  Email: MTBHelp@michigan.gov
Website: 
http://www.mitalent.org
 
 


 
If you have a disability, our Vocational Rehabilitation Services unit can help you prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible. With the right kind of training, preparation and workplace accommodations, people with disabilities can have rewarding careers. This resource is a part of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Rehabilitation Services Branch
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

  Voice: (651) 259-7366
	 (800) 328-9095
    TTY: (651) 296-3900
	 (800) 657-3973
    Fax: (651) 297-5159
Website: 
http://mn.gov/deed/
 
 


 
Minnesota WorkForce Centers (WFCs) provide the tools, resources and services needed for job search, career planning and training needs.WorkForce Centers are a collaboration of partners, including the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and local community agencies. People seeking work, businesses seeking employees, students, and those looking for a first job or returning to the workforce, will find services to meet their needs, offered at no cost. Each WFC houses a Resource Area that operates similarly to a public library. To find a Minnesota WorkForce Center nearest to you, go to the provided website and look under office locations.

  Voice: (888) 438-5627
Website: 
http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/
 
 


 
The NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
NBDC, 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, New York 11507

  Voice: (516) 465-1516
	 (516) 465-1519
Website: 
http://www.viscardicenter.org/services/nbdc/
 
 


 
The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system. NCWD's areas of expertise include: designing access for all; accommodations & assistive technology; developing employer relationships; helping customers find jobs; job-related support; legal requirements & guidelines; partnerships & funding; disability policy; marketing & outreach.
National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult
Institute for Community Inclusion
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

  Email: contact@onestops.info
Website: 
http://www.onestops.info/
 
 


 
Our Mission: NCWD/Youth works to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment and independent living.
NCWD/Youth
c/o Institute for Educational Leadership
4455 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20008

  Voice: (877) 871-0744
    TTY: (877) 871-0665
Website: 
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/
 
 


 
Mission: The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities. Vision: A world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities. ODEP is a part of the United States Department of Labor (DOL).
Office of Disability Employment Policy 
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW  
Washington DC  20210

  Voice: (866) 633-7365
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
https://www.dol.gov/odep/index.htm
 
 


 
OOD is the state agency that serves Ohioans with disabilities by helping achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD). By working with partners across business, government, educational and non-profit sectors, RSC vocational rehabilitation team guides youths with disabilities regarding career preparation; works with people who acquire disabilities mid-career; and advises companies about disability management and workplace solutions, which allows them to recruit talented professionals and retain valuable employees. BDD adjudicates claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
400 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235-4604

  Voice: (614)438-1200
    TTY: (614)438-1200
Website: 
http://ood.ohio.gov
 
 


 
This Center increases the employment and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities and improves the quality of their lives by contributing to the success of the transition from caretaker policies to economic self-sufficiency policies. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities is a collaboration between multiple departments at Cornell University, including the Employment and Disability Institute, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Institute for Policy Research.
Susanne M. Bruyere, PhD
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853

  Voice: (607) 255-7727
    Fax: (607) 255-2763
  Email: smb23@cornell.edu
Website: 
http://www.yti.cornell.edu
 
 


 
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2800

  Voice: (202) 245-7488
Website: 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
 
 


 
Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for some of the following tax credits and deductions. This resource is part of the United States Department of the Treasury's Internal Revenue Services (IRS).
Internal Revenue Service
1111 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20224
Website: 
https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/tax-benefits-for-businesses-who-have-employees-with-disabilities
 
 


 
The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues ticket to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.

  Voice: (800) 772-1213
    TTY: (800) 325-0778
Website: 
http://www.ssa.gov/work/
 
 


 
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Title I (Employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit the EEOC site for information on your employment rights and employer responsibilities under the ADA.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507

  Voice: (800) 669-4000
	 (202) 663-4900
    TTY: (800) 669-6820
	 (202) 663-4494
  Email: info@eeoc.gov
Website: 
http://www.eeoc.gov/
 
 


 
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416

  Voice: (800) 827-5722
    TTY: (704) 344-6640
  Email: answerdesk@sba.gov
Website: 
http://www.sba.gov/
 
 


 
The USERRA Advisor is designed to help you learn more about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). A series of questions has been developed for employees and employers.
Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210

  Voice: (866) 487-2365
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/vets/userra/mainmenu.asp
 
 


 
VETS Proudly Serves Veterans and Service Members! We Provide Resources and Expertise to Assist and Prepare them to Obtain Meaningful Careers, Maximize their Employment Opportunities, and Protect their Employment Rights. VETS is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

  Voice: (866) 487-2365
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
https://www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/main.htm
 
 


 
This guide answers questions that veterans with service-connected disabilities may have about the protections they are entitled to when they seek to return to their former jobs or look to find their first, or new, civilian jobs. It also explains changes or adjustments that veterans may need, because of their injuries, to apply for, or perform, a job, or to enjoy equal access to the workplace. Finally, this guide includes resources on where veterans can find more information about the employment rights of individuals with disabilities. This guide was created by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  Voice: (800)669-4000
    TTY: (800)669-6820
  Email: info@eeoc.gov
Website: 
http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans_employers.cfm
 
 


 
The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20420

  Voice: (800) 827-1000
Website: 
http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp
 
 


 
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety of employment programs can be found which range from securing jobs for the disabled, assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work, promoting employment in the state through Wisconsin Job Centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, processing unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law.
201 E. Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703

  Voice: (608) 266-3131
    Fax: (608) 266-1784
Website: 
http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/default.htm
 
 


 
What We Do: provide employment services and counseling to people with disabilities; provide or arrange for services to enable an individual to go to work; provide training and technical assistance to employers regarding disability employment issues. This resource is part of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Central Office/Administration
201 East Washington Avenue
PO Box 7852
Madison, WI  53707-7852

  Voice: (608) 261-0050
	 (800) 442-3477
    TTY: (888) 877-5939
    Fax: (608) 266-1133
Website: 
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/
 
 


 
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

  Email: wrp@dol.gov
Website: 
https://wrp.gov/LoginPre.do?method=login
 
 


 
The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.
World Institute on Disability
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, California 94612

  Voice: (510) 763-4100
    TTY: (510) 208-9493
    Fax: (510) 763-4109
  Email: wid@wid.org
Website: 
https://wid.org/
 
 
 

Last Updated on:
Mon Jul 10, 2017