Enhancing and building the diversity of the Colorado labor force is an integral part of any employer’s search for qualified, skilled career employees. At the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, employers are supported by a seasoned, professional team that specializes in matching the best talent with the right jobs. View our Disability Employment Awareness Flyer>
We can assist your business or organization with recruiting qualified applicants for employment, training, posting a job, tax credits, and more. We have a large untapped talent pool of job seekers with a variety of backgrounds and skills who are motivated to work. Employees with disabilities bring unique experiences and understanding that transform a workplace.
Learn more by contacting Layla Mauldin at Layla.Mauldin@state.co.us.
We provide funding for you to hire, train, and pay a job seeker from our candidate pool. This service helps employers by reducing the expense of training a new employee and it helps our job seekers by allowing them to gain experience on their path to being hired. Contact us to get started>
Our Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire targeted groups of job seekers. WOTC can reduce employer federal tax liability by as much as $2,400 to $9, 600 per new hire. Find out more>
Disability Awareness Training
We assist you in learning about hiring and employing persons with disabilities, proper disability etiquette, and how these can positively impact the business’ bottom line. Other services to employers include information and guidance about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and job accommodations; consultative services such as job retention for a person with a disability or who has recently become disabled, job analysis, and adaptive technology. Contact a Vocational Rehabilitation Office to get started.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations. The ADA's nondiscrimination standards also apply to federal sector employees under section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and its implementing rules. Read more>
If you have any general questions about the process, please contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office.