Employment Disability Resources (formerly Business Resource Network) was formed in 2009 and became an official nonprofit organization under South Dakota law in September 2010.
Employment Disability Resources can assist businesses to successfully recruit, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities. In 2022, 21.3 percent of persons with a disability were employed, up from 19.1 percent in 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. For persons without a disability, 65.4 percent were employed in 2022, up from 63.7 percent in the prior year. The unemployment rates for persons with a disability (7.6 percent) and persons without a disability (3.5 percent) both declined in 2022. Data on persons with a disability are collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides statistics on employment and unemployment in the United States.
We know there is an untapped pool of skilled, qualified job seekers with disabilities. We also know businesses are struggling to fill their workforce needs. We serve as a liaison between these job seekers with disabilities and the businesses looking for qualified employees.
To provide education, awareness, and resources to promote the successful employment and inclusion of people with disabilities.
To promote the inclusion of people with disabilities as valued members of the workforce and community.