12/11/2012 - DOL and DOD Launch New Employee Recruitment Database
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity have launched a recruitment database for employers seeking a diverse workforce that includes employees with disabilities. The 2013 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) database contains profiles of postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities, including veterans, representing a wide variety of academic backgrounds and degree levels. Candidates who are seeking summer employment as well as recent graduates looking for regular full-time positions have been interviewed and pre-screened by federal recruiters.
Over 20 federal government agencies regularly utilize the WRP as a recruiting source, with more than 6,500 students obtaining federal employment since 1995. Federal employers can access the new online database online at https://wrp.gov. Private sector employers can access the WRP through the Labor Department’s National Employer Assistance and Resource Network at http://www.AskEARN.org or (855) 275-3276.