For Job Seekers and Employers

The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs or keep their existing jobs. This site offers information for both job-seekers and employers. The Essex County DVRS Field Office is located at 990 Broad Street 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102. Tel.: 973-648-3494.

Job Accommodation Network (“JAN”). For job-seekers, JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. For employers, JAN provides free consulting services for all employers, regardless of the size of an employer’s workforce. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance. By Phone:  From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, customers can call JAN toll-free to speak with a workplace accommodation expert. Tel.: 800-526-7234 or TTY: 877-781-9403. Via the Web: AskJAN.org offers more than 300 disability-specific publications, as well as the Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR), which enables users to explore accommodation options for different disabilities and workplace settings. On Demand:  JAN’s online service provides customers with individualized e-mail responses to questions about accommodations and the ADA.

USA JOBS is the federal government’s official job site. An individuals with a disability can apply and compete for any job for which you are eligible and meet the qualifications, but may be eligible for a special hiring pathway. USAJOBS does not provide direct phone support, but you can use the “Contact Us” form to send an email to the Help Desk where you can ask for assistance by phone or email. Go to the Help Center to find a topic and answer related to your question. Look in our FAQs, How Tos and Working in Government sections. Go to the page that best matches your question. If the information doesn’t answer your question, click the Contact Us button located on the right hand side of that page or the Still need help? Contact Us button towards the bottom of that page. Fill out the form and click Send. Once you submit the form, you get a response within one business day.

Specialisterne USA (“The Specialists”) is an international organization that works to enable jobs for high functioning people with autism. Specialisterne partners with employers, corporate partners, community agencies, high schools, colleges, government agencies, and the autism community. It also provides programs in Assessment and Pre-Employment. NY office: 733 Third Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Tel.: 302-468-4560. Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination against people with disabilities.