Employment Equity & Inclusion
To best serve a diverse client base, organizations need an inclusive workforce, even going beyond cultural, racial, and gender diversity to employ people with disabilities and justice-involved individuals. We partner with a wide range of stakeholders to maximize employment opportunities and outcomes for individuals from underrepresented communities.
What Challenges You
Although you may prioritize employing diverse talent, you may not know how best to find it. Your business may lack the expertise and tools to access, recruit, support, and retain qualified candidates or disability-owned business enterprises.
At the same time, individuals from underrepresented communities may want to improve their financial and overall well-being, but are unsure of how earned wages will impact their reliance on public assistance. Job seekers with disabilities or criminal records may fear exclusion from the competitive job search process if they disclose their background or need for accommodations with an employer.
Why Choose Us
Our specialized team helps employers, employment service providers, state agency personnel, and educational institutions advance workplace inclusion. Our trained and certified benefits and work incentives specialists assist individuals and families to understand how working and earning wages will affect eligibility for public benefits.
We coordinate a business network that shares best practices, building confidence and success through a shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion of employees, customers, and suppliers. Our community and business partners collaborate closely to understand each other’s value, services, candidate pipelines, and opportunities to increase the employment rate for members of underrepresented groups.
How We Can Help
1We provide training and consulting services to help employers build their capacity in advancing workplace inclusion.
2Our trained and certified benefits and work incentives specialists help individuals and families understand how working and earning wages will affect eligibility for public benefits.
3Among other employment equity initiatives, we established a network of businesses and employers to build connections with people with disabilities seeking employment.
Employment Access, Expanded
Through our Work Without Limits program, we manage a network of 40 inclusion-committed businesses and employers, and collaborate with over 100 employment service providers—colleges and universities, state agencies, job centers, and community-based organizations—to build connections with people with disabilities seeking employment. With more than 200 in-person and virtual trainings for employers and employment service providers, we have reached 6,000+ professionals, including over 100 international participants.