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Employment Resources for People with Disabilities

Minnesota offers employment resources to assist people with disabilities. Counselors at these programs know about disabilities, workplace demands, and community resources. They can help you choose the best options.

Blind or Visually Impaired
Provides programs and services for Minnesotans of any age who have a vision loss that creates a barrier to their employment or personal independence.

People with Disabilities
Helps people with disabilities reach their employment and independent living goals. These services are available through Minnesota WorkForce Centers and some stand-alone office locations statewide.

Connect 700
Connect 700 is a non-competitive selection process that provides a path to state job employment in Minnesota for people with certain disabilities. Participants are able to demonstrate their ability to perform on the job for up to 700 hours, before a hiring decision is made.

Additional Services

Disability Benefits 101
Provides tools and information about health coverage, benefits, employment, and how work and benefits go together.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Aids the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing job accommodations as well as self-employment and small business opportunities.

Minnesota Work Incentives Connection
Helps people with disabilities understand how work affects their government benefits.

Ticket to Work Program
Offers people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) more choices and opportunities for getting the services they need to go to work.

You can also learn about hidden disabilities in the workplace.