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Employment Resources for People with Disabilities

Minnesota offers employment resources to assist people with disabilities. Counselors at these programs know about disabilities, workplace demands, and community resources. They can help you choose the best options.

  • Blind or Visually Impaired
    Provides programs and services for Minnesotans of any age who have a vision loss that creates a barrier to their employment or personal independence.
  • People with Disabilities
    Helps people with disabilities reach their employment and independent living goals. These services are available at CareerForce locations and some stand-alone office locations statewide.
  • Connect 700
    Connect 700 is a non-competitive selection process that provides a path to state job employment in Minnesota for people with certain disabilities. Participants are able to demonstrate their ability to perform on the job for up to 700 hours, before a hiring decision is made.
  • Disability:IN
    The Minnesota Chapter of Disability:IN offers a job board that uses AI technology to help job seekers with disabilities showcase their skills and find a job. They also host the annual INclusive Career Fair for job seekers with disabilities.

    The Disability Equity Index is produced by Disability:IN. Download this report to understand company practices that impact people with disabilities and see which employers scored highly for their employment inclusion practices.
  • The Valuable 500
    The Valuable 500 is a global community of companies whose leadership has committed to disability inclusion in their workplace. Visit this website to see which companies are committing to improving the business, social, and economic lives of people with disabilities.

Additional Services

  • Disability Benefits 101
    Provides tools and information about health coverage, benefits, employment, and how work and benefits go together.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
    Aids the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing job accommodations as well as self-employment and small business opportunities.
  • Minnesota Work Incentives Connection
    Helps people with disabilities understand how work affects their government benefits.
  • Ticket to Work Program
    Offers people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) more choices and opportunities for getting the services they need to go to work.

You can also learn about hidden disabilities in the workplace.




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