Help Finding a Job
ABILITY Job Fair is a service of ABILITY Corps—helping companies and job seekers with disabilities connect to increase employment outcomes by using the highest level of accessibility in an online career fair.
ABILITY Corps' mission promotes employment, innovative technologies, building universal designed homes, breaking down unconscious bias, expanding opportunities in the entertainment industry, volunteerism, expanding media and the arts for persons with disabilities.
Founding sponsors are abilityJOBS.com and ABILITYMagazine.com
Career One Stop
A Practical Approach to Looking for a Job as a Person with a Disability. The Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN)offers a list of organizations that provide assistance to job seekers with disabilities.
There are a number of job posting sites for job seekers with disabilities to explore, including:
disABLEDperson, Inc. is a public charity organization since 2002 whose primary focus is disability employment. We want to help you, a person with a disability find employment. So come, post your resume and look through our job listings.
Disability Rights Texas
We work to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities in a range of work environments. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the following:
Helping people get necessary services from the state vocational rehabilitation program
Assisting people with the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket to Work” program
Ensuring that employers do not discriminate because of a person’s disability
Easter Seals Greater Houston's Adult Program has put hope within reach for hundreds of adults. Easter Seals Greater Houston provides a variety of community-based services affording adults and seniors opportunities to live, learn, work and play as a vital part of their own community or neighborhood. These programs put hope within reach for adults with a developmental disability. In addition, these valuable programs offer respite, support, and education for family members and caregivers.
Employer Assistance Resource Network (EARN)
While EARN is designed to support employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance employees with disabilities, we often receive inquiries from job seekers with disabilities as well.
What is EARN, and what does it do for employers?
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity and inclusion. We educate public and private sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures, and we empower them to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities. To learn more about what we offer and how we can help your company or organization, visit the About EARN page.
Getting hired is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers search for and hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities on our career portal.
Independent Living Experience
Independent Living Experience (ILE) is a customized support service for adults with disabilities. Focusing on the areas of Employment, Independent Living, and Social Skills, ILE services are 100% community-based and individualized to each client. At ILE, we understand the importance of providing quality supports that both our clients and their families deserve. It is with our innovative, community-based service model that we are able to focus on the client’s needs and their desire for independence.
Independent Living Experience Transition Consultants come from a variety of backgrounds and education disciplines. ILE Consultants typically have professional experience as Special Education Teachers, Vocational Counselors, Therapists and Counselors, and in Behavioral Health.
More than 75% of ILE Consultants have earned a Master’s degree or are actively pursuing a Master’s degree. ILE Consultants also receive relevant and on-going professional development to ensure quality services and supports are provided.
In Texas, due to our contract requirements with Vocational Rehabilitation (formerly known as DARS), ILE Consultants also complete professional development and maintain credentials through the UNT WISE system and the Autism Endorsement through Relias Learning.
Goodwill Houston Job Connection
Individual Development Plan and Evaluation
Resume Preparation and Interview Skills
Job Search Assistance
Use of Computer Lab and Phones For Job Search
Workplace Success Skills Training
Networking and Job Placement Services
Personal Financial Skills and Coaching
Referral to Services (Including Housing, Clothing, Child Care)
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
The LEAD Center’s work focuses on promoting innovation in policy, employment and economic advancement to advance individual and systems level change for all people with disabilities. The LEAD Center provides policy research and recommendations, training and technical assistance as well as demonstration projects designed to break down silos in existing systems, processes and practices, and foster wider understanding, adoption and integration of next-generation employment practices in both the public and private sector.
The LEAD Center offers webinars on topics that are timely for people working in the workforce and/or disability systems, and for people with disabilities and their support networks. These webinars are opportunities to interface with thought leaders and subject matter experts about important issues affecting the disability community.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.
Hiring people with disabilities into Federal jobs is fast and easy. People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.
Since its inception, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site at Cincinnati Children’s to a large and continuously expanding international network of sites. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.
Texas Workforce Commission is partnering with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People With Disabilities and the Texas Workforce Solutions network for a campaign called Texas HireAbility to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce.
Texas Parent 2 Parent
Other meaningful activities
Networks of support
Texas Project First
Texas Project FIRST (Region 9 ESC) resources related to Employment & Independent Living: This website provides information and Quick Links relevant to the secondary transition process to help students with disabilities toward attainment of their postsecondary goals.
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here.
What Can You Do?
Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to America’s businesses. They have the drive to succeed in employment, and the skills and talent they need to deliver value and results for their employers.
These are messages that bear repeating far and wide. And that’s what the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is all about.