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Employment First for Employers

Dedicated to serving Pennsylvanians with disabilities who want to work, we are ready to help you meet your recruitment and hiring needs. L&I’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) matches prescreened, qualified candidates to your business requirements, and provides follow-up and support to make sure both the employee and the employer are satisfied.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) WOTC fact sheet offers an overview of key information about the tax credit. In addition, L&I’s WOTC one-pager provides helpful information regarding the program in Pennsylvania. Employers generally can earn a tax credit equal to 25% or 40% of a new employee's first-year wages, up to the maximum for the target group to which the employee belongs.

Job Accommodation Network
Have questions about workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The Job Accommodation Network can help. Learn more about providing workplace accommodations, disability employment, and providing an inclusive and supportive workplace at https://askjan.org.

Find Talent through PA CareerLink®
Get free assistance from our experienced staff in a wide range of recruitment services, including federal tax credit filing for hiring individuals from targeted groups, candidate referrals, free job postings, and more at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.

Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) promotes policies to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

USDOL: Building an Inclusive Workforce Guide
This four-step reference guide helps employers recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities.