Attention Employers! The 2008 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is ready to help you fill your summer or permanent hiring needs with talented college students with disabilities. The WRP database contains profiles of student job candidates from more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide, representing all majors, and ranging from college freshmen to graduate students and law students.
Program Description: Coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense, the WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Annually, trained recruiters from WRP's federal agency partners conduct personal interviews with more than 1,500 students with disabilities at college and university campuses across the nation, and develop a database listing the qualifications of each student. This searchable database is available to federal Human Resource Specialists, Equal Opportunity Employment Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies at the WRP federal website. Employers in the private and non-profit sectors can gain access to the WRP's pool of candidates through the Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network (EARN) (www.earnworks.com/wrp), a free service of ODEP.
College career counselors or disability student services providers who would like to schedule a recruitment trip to their campuses in 2009 can see the Information Brochure below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested in the program must work through their colleges. Due to limited staff resources, the Office of Disability Employment Policy cannot respond to direct student inquiries.