Employment Resources for Employers Wanting a Stable, Capable Workforce

Supported Employment is a business partnership that includes the individual with a disability, their support staff and the employer.  Individuals are matched to jobs  based upon their skills as well as personal career preferences.  They receive on the job support necessary to become a  successful and valued employee.  Employers get many benefits including:application stamps
  • Qualified pre-screened employees
  • No cost job placement services
  • Technical assistance on workplace accommodations
  • On the Job training services
  • On-going support and re-training as needed

House Bill HB6801:  Ac Act Promoting Economic Growth and Job Expansion:  Includes a job expansion credit for the creation of new jobs  with a higher credit for individuals with disabilities. (section 19-22)

http://www.ct.gov/connect-ability/site/default.asp:  An on-line resource to bring together Connecticut's employers and people with disabilities.  Employer information includes the following :  building diversity, recruitment, hiring, myths and facts, ADA  ABC’s, retention, employer resources etc.

Office of Disability Employment Policy Tool Kit:  Collection of resources for employers,  providers, individuals and families, and policy makers

Think Beyond the Label

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Disability Discrimination

www.askearn.org supports employers with information to hire and retain employees with disabilities.

www.bonds4jobs.com/ Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk”, hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer. In most states the bonds are made available through the state agency responsible for workforce matters.

www.askjan.org JAN provides free consulting services for all employers, regardless of the size of an employer’s workforce. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance.

www.ctbln.com The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is growing coalition of Connecticut employers that are working together to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

National Center for Workforce Development, Employer Resources

Your Next Star http://yournextstar.com  is a video.  Supported Employment is a business partnership that includes the individual with a disability, their support staff and the employer

groups of people

Helpful Links

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Questions & Answers About Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act