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How Does AbilityLinks Work for Employers?

AbilityLinks utilizes technology and personal interaction to match qualified individuals with disabilities to companies that embrace diversity. Employers connect to candidates by posting jobs, presenting their companies, finding talent and contacting AbilityLinks for information and referrals.

Post a job

Post single jobs or automatically send all your job opportunities to AbilityLinks.

Present your company

Create a company page for job seekers with a description, logo, link and job postings.

Find talent

Search resumes and receive applications. Access AbilityLinks information and referral services, events and resources.

What are the Advantages of Joining AbilityLinks?

By combining the latest job matching technology and a caring human touch, AbilityLinks has created a dynamic community of job seekers and companies that know the importance of disability inclusion.


Access to a diverse pool of qualified candidates

AbilityLinks offers access to a qualified pool of candidates who self-identify as having a disability. Candidate skill levels and backgrounds range from entry level to administrative, technical, professional and managerial. By joining AbilityLinks, you can connect to qualified candidates and increase your company’s disability diversity.

A caring human touch

AbilityLinks information and referral counselors can help you make connections to qualified candidates and proven resources, and answer your questions from an informed, unique perspective because they self-identify as having a disability.

Access to recruiting events and educational resources

AbilityLinks hosts virtual job fairs and webinars that connect employers to candidates and maintains an events calendar and online library with the latest disability employment resources and tools. Members can post events on the AbilityLinks calendar and share resources.

A robust pool of community partners

Educational and advocacy programs, service providers that place and train candidates, and disability owned businesses are also AbilityLinks members. Each of these partners completes a profile that can be searched to find qualified candidates, community resources and business services.

What are the benefits of basic membership?

AbilityLinks basic membership is free. Benefits include a company page with logo, link and description, an unlimited number of single job postings and resume searches including saving resumes and getting email alerts when a new resume matches your search criteria.

What are the benefits of sponsorship?

AbilityLinks benefits include featured employer ads and automated posting of all company job opportunities. Additional benefits of sponsorship include logo recognition in the AbilityLinks website header and at events.

A Program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Established in 2001, AbilityLinks is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine. Unemployment among work age persons with disabilities is two time higher than average, not counting individuals who become discouraged and stop actively seeking work. AbilityLinks mission is to increase employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and promote their full participation in the community. Full participation in the community means individuals having the opportunity to pursue a career of his or her own choosing.