What is BLN?

Promoting the Employment of People with Disabilities

HISTORY

The BLN was begun as a national initiative of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in 1994. The program hinges on a fundamental premise that success breeds success, and that when employers get together to discuss the benefits to their organizations of hiring job candidates with disabilities, other employers are inspired to do the same.

Learn more about the national BLN here.

HOW IT WORKS

Business and community leaders are invited to join our local network. In partnership with the City of Evanston and the Uinta County Tri-Partite Board, we work with individual employers to provide training, technical support and other resources to help encourage improved hiring results within the disability community.

Our motto is to provide low-cost, high impact activities and services which:

  •     Promote best practices relating to employment and people with disabilities

  •     Provide networking and professional development opportunities for employers who want to have better access to the disability community

  •     Build effective connections between employers and community partners

  •     Access quality, career-oriented employment opportunities for job seekers

  •     Encourage creative, aggressive employer disability recruitment outreach efforts

We invite you to join our BLN community!

 BENEFITS TO YOU:

Once you join the UCBLN, you will be able to:

1. Obtain valuable information regarding disability employment issues  

    and opportunities.

2. Network and share information with other employers

3. Share what you have learned with other employers

4. Contribute to and learn human resource practices

5. Community resources for recruitment, training and more