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Hiring People with Disabilities

Hiring people with disabilities makes business sense. Businesses benefit by hiring talented individuals and having a more diverse and dynamic workforce.

If you are a company looking to tap into this talent pool, we can help. The State of Maryland is welcoming to business development and promoting workplace diversity. Connect with us for information and resources to grow your staff or better serve your customer base.

Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD)

The Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) provides employment services or resources in the following areas:

  • Accommodations
  • Disability Law
  • Innovative workplace solutions
  • Internships, mentoring and job shadowing
  • Recruitment websites
  • Tax incentives

Contact Information for MDOD

Maryland Department of Disabilities Website
Phone:  Voice (410) 767-3600
Phone:  Toll Free |  TTY | Voice (800) 637-4113

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) helps Maryland businesses recruit and retain qualified employees with disabilities. DORS can help answer:

  • Where can employers find qualified job seekers with disabilities?
  • What are businesses saying about the value of employees with disabilities?
  • What are innovative workforce solutions that businesses can incorporate today?
  • What innovative strategies can employers use to educate and train individuals with disabilities?

Contact Information for DORS

Division of Rehabilitation Services Website
Phone: Voice  (410) 554-9442 
Toll Free (888) 554-0334 
443-798-2840 (DEAF/HARD of HEARING ONLY)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that offers one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act and related legislation. Assistance is available both over the phone and online.

Contact Information for JAN

Job Accommodation Network Website
Phone: Voice (800) 526-7234
Phone: TTY (877) 781-9403

Posting a Job Listing

Are you interested in posting a job listing nationwide? Want to learn more about hiring people with disabilities? Check out these national resources.

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Career Center

    American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Career Center is a tool for employers to post jobs and connect with potential employees with disabilities. Learn more about AAPD

  • The Employer Assistance & Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

    The Employer Assistance & Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) connects employers with skilled job candidates. EARN provides education and on-line training regarding recruitment and hiring, retention and advancement, laws and regulations, creating accessible and welcoming workplaces, federal contract requirements, and federal and state government employment. Learn more about EARN.

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