The U.S. Conference of Mayors, in collaboration with the State Exchange on Employment & Disability, published a toolkit on “Providing Effective Workforce Development Services to Individuals with Disabilities in a Limited Resource Environment.” A return to pre-pandemic workforce standards in many cities across the U.S would only continue the trend of flat or unimproved employment rates among people with disabilities. This toolkit outlines the importance of mayoral advocacy to drive change. New initiatives can positively change the landscape of opportunity for workers with disabilities and businesses owned by individuals with disabilities.
The pandemic has disrupted the personal finances of many Americans. As a result, large numbers of people — including those with disabilities — are making employment–related decisions based on their new financial situation. This toolkit provides a path forward, based on where the individual is in the employment journey, in the following topic areas: Preparing for a Job, Starting a Job, Maintaining a Job, Changing or Losing a Job, and Retiring from a Job — for answers to important questions, including tools and resources to help meet financial goals.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) collaborated to provide a workbook for youth with disabilities on making informed decisions about disclosing disabilities and how this disclosure may affect different aspects of their lives, such as employment.
In this section of U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) Apprenticeship Toolkit, learn more about the guidelines and best practices when hiring and working with youth with disabilities.