Employer Engagement Cohort

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The Employer Engagement Cohort will address the following challenge question: How might we more effectively engage employers with recruiting, hiring, and training job seekers with disabilities as an integrated strategy of the American Job Center service delivery? Leading resources that get referenced by this cohort team will be posted on this page to help maximize organizational learning.

  1. Job Driven Toolkits by ExploreVR-This link includes Job Driven Toolkits broken out in four key areas:Employer Engagement, Employer Supports, Customized Training, and Labor Market Information.ExploreVR is a technical assistance resource to support VR agencies and has electronic resources available to share knowledge with other WIOA program partners to support improved outcomes for people with disabilities.Cross-training across WIOA program partners is one creative way to help meet the needs of employers.

     

  2. (New) The Council of State Governments’ Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) Toolkit- SAW/RTW strategies help improve the ability of employees who acquire and/or at risk of developing work disabilities stay at work or return to work.Employers that invest in SAW/RTW strategies can increase their savings/profit by reducing its paid workers’ compensation benefits.To support American Job Centers, this toolkit provides an overview of this emerging practice on improving accessibility to help increase retention of labor force participation of people with disabilities.

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Content Type: Resource
Topics: Non-Activity Specific
Target Populations: Disabilities, persons with

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Posted: 1/18/2019 11:58 AM
Posted By: Jon Vehlow
Posted In: Disability and Employment
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