UCP provides comprehensive employment-related resources and information. Across the country, UCP affiliates provide employment programs and assistance to job seekers with disabilities and work with employers to improve the recruitment and retention of persons with disabilities in the workforce.
People with disabilities have made great strides in the workforce; however, there is still a long way to go. Employment statistics show this disparity–approximately 20% of people with disabilities are in the workforce, compared to 80% of people without a disability.
The US Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is a reliable source of information on employment and disability. ODEP provides national leadership on disability employment by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices.