DOL Database Lists 2,000 Job Candidates with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Labor said employers
nationwide can use a free database of about 2,000 new job candidates with
disabilities who seek work in various fields. For the first time, federal
employers now can tap into this ongoing recruitment resource online at
www.WRP.gov; private-sector and other government employers can request
unlimited searches by calling (866) 327-6669.
"American employers often express that while they
want to include people with disabilities in their recruitment efforts, they do
not know where to find qualified candidates," said W. Roy Grizzard,
assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. "The
Workforce Recruitment Program [for College Students with Disabilities] bridges
this divide by bringing pre-screened job seekers with varied education and experience
directly to employers."
The program is co-sponsored by the Labor Department's
Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense. The
database was compiled by sending recruiters to more than 250 college campuses
to interview eligible undergraduate and post-graduate students. Employer
set the criteria for each candidate search by specifying location, degree
program, position type, and length of appointment.