What is BLN?
Promoting the Employment of People with Disabilities
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
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