Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Resources for Businesses

Workers with Disabilites - Employment Tax Credit (WETC)

Businesses that employ people who currently receive vocational rehabilitation services (or people who received them up to two years prior to hire) may earn $2,100 more in state tax credits. You get the credit during the second year of employment and can combine it with the WOTC credit.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Helps disabled persons receiving rehabilitation services move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are able to reduce their income tax liability. The maximum tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the employee hired. 

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN Offers Practical Solutions & Workplace Success: 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 business and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows businesses how to capitalize on the value and talent that workers with disabilities add to the workplace.

JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for workers with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN’s services include private businesses of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families. Visit www.askjan.org for answers to questions about employing workers with disabilities.

Informative Articles & News Stories

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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business Meeting: Ready, Willing, and Able to Work: How Small Businesses Empower People with Developmental Disabilities

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Inclusive for People with Invisible Disabiilties

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What It's Like to be a Blind Software Engineer at Amazon

How Employees with Autism Can Make Businesses Better

Contact Us to Find Out How We Can Help

Disability Resource Coordinators (DRC) are available to assist businesses who want to hire workers with disabilities. The DRC's goals are to improve education and employment outcomes for workers who have disabilities. We are currently focusing on additional services for youth with disabilities to increase their participation in career pathways programs. DRCs provide on-going support and disability services including adaptive equipment resources, job placement, job retention, benefits counseling (Ticket to Work), and career guidance resources. The DRCs are developing a broader business engagement approach to address business needs and develop a sustainable workforce talent pipeline.”

For more information, please contact us at 607-432-4800, Ext. 109 or send us an email at [email protected].

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