Job assistance guide for people with disabilities

According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people worldwide experience some type of disability. Nearly everyone will experience a temporary or permanent disability sometime in their lifetime, WHO says. In the United States, one in four people — about 26% of the adult population — experience some form of a disability, says the Centers for Disease Control

People with disabilities want to be gainfully employed as much as anyone else. People over the age of 65 constitute about half of all persons with a disability in the United States, according to a 2022 Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Yet, throughout all age groups, those living with a disability are less likely to be employed, especially full-time, compared to their non-disability counterparts, the BLS study notes. 

Use this compilation of resources to find organizations that offer job help for people with disabilities and  locate training programs and related support services.

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By Sarah Perrone
Sarah Perrone Director, Career & Professional Development Services