Building Local Partnerships: One Strategy for Hiring and Keeping Workers

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Eastern time

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Host: Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Stay on after this presentation ends at 3:00 pm for a 30-minute Q&A with panelists.

People with disabilities represent a major source of talent in the United States. Hiring skilled workers with disabilities expands talent pools, drives retention, and boosts productivity. Savvy business owners should be looking for ways to recruit and hire candidates from this large segment of prospective workers. Having the right recruitment strategies can help employers connect with qualified candidates, particularly those with disabilities.

One such strategy is forming local partnerships with public agencies, nonprofits, education institutions, and service providers. Join EARN for a panel discussion to learn how employers can partner to hire and keep workers with and without disabilities.

In this webinar, innovative leaders will share their approaches to developing successful, high-impact partnerships. You will also discover practical strategies to help your organization:

  • Establish and nurture partnerships
  • Identify shared goals, priorities, and benchmarks to measure program impact and effectiveness
  • Navigate challenges and manage change
  • Celebrate successes to generate buy-in and expand efforts

ASL and real-time captioning will be provided.


  • Michele Green, District Coordinator for Workforce Development & Business Relations, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), NYSED
  • Jonathan Liepe, Human Resources (HR) Supervisor, Talent Acquisition and Selection and HR Information Systems (HRIS), Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Sabrina Cunliffe, MS, CRC, DIF Grant Program Manager, Inclusive Career Advancement Program, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, Oregon Department of Human Services