Where Did GettingHired Begin?
GettingHired launched in 2008 with the sole purpose of helping people with disabilities find gainful employment.
We strive to empower an underserved workforce of professional job seekers with disabilities and create sustainable employment growth through a variety of opportunities.
What do we mean by 'disability'?
We use the definition of an individual with a disability set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): ‘a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.’
A major life activity includes, but is not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to: • Blindness • Autism • Bipolar disorder • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Deafness • Cerebral palsy • Major depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder • HIV/AIDS • Cancer • Multiple sclerosis (MS) • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Schizophrenia • Muscular dystrophy • Intellectual disability • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs.
GettingHired understands the frustration of being a job seeker and is constantly evolving to suit the needs of it’s users, through accessible systems, easy-to-use job search, professional development, industry information, employer training and our custom social community.
Providing a safe and secure environment is top of mind and our employer partners have a vested interest in hiring the most talented individuals for their companies. We seek to work with companies who are making a concerted effort to hire people with disabilities and are constantly looking to improve their program through best hiring training programs for a variety of teams.
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