Resources for Seeking Employment

While some of these resources can give you an advantage in the hiring process, this does not mean you should not pursue traditional routes to opportunities

Federal Government Hiring under “Schedule A”:  Schedule A refers to the process where the federal government can hire people with disabilities through a job application process before those jobs being available to the general population.  An Executive Order required federal agencies to increase employment of people with disabilities.  

Social Security Administration Hiring Initiative for PWDs (not just for Social Security Recipients)

Federal Contractors: federal contractors, which make up a large percentage of the American workforce, are required to recruit people with disabilities.  Some of these positions are available through the job searches below.  

LPA maintains a list of federal agencies and contractors that have reached out to LPA looking for qualified candidates.  Opportunities are emailed to interested members as they are available.  To be on the list, please contact the LPA Employment Chair, Becky Curran Kekula

Connectors between people with disabilities and employers: There are some organizations and service providers that direct links to employers through career fairs or job searches.

Our Ability Connect: A searchable database of job openings for people with disabilities

Bender Consulting: Serves as a headhunter agency for companies looking to hire people with disabilities.

Lime Connect:  introduces highly accomplished individuals with disabilities to scholarships, fellowships, and careers with the world's leading corporations.

Getting Hired: A job search engine for people with disabilities and veterans

My Employment Options: Individuals who receive SSI or SSDI through Social Security can utilize their “Ticket to Work” to access employment resources at

NTI An agency that provides training and support for individuals interested in work at home positions.  Does not charge a fee to individuals- but just be VR clients or have a Ticket to Work (be receiving SSI/SSDI)

Think Beyond the Label:  A national campaign to promote disability hiring.  It also hosts virtual career fairs and a job search.