Individuals with disabilities are persistently underemployed in Massachusetts and across the country, and Work Without Limits (WWL) seeks to bridge that gap with their recently launched job board, Jobs Without Limits.
The 2015 Massachusetts employment rate of working-age (18 to 64) people with disabilities is 35.1 percent, according to the American Community Survey. The rate of employment for people without disabilities is more than double at more than 78 percent.
Jobs Without Limits is aimed at two main audiences: job seekers with disabilities and Massachusetts employers looking to hire them. Community organizations and educational institutions participate by partnering with Work Without Limits to direct interns and job candidates with disabilities to the career site.
Jobs Without Limits is free for individuals with disabilities looking for employment opportunities in Massachusetts. Candidates must create a user profile and upload their resume to the site. One of the key features of the job board is its universal design, which makes it fully accessible to people with disabilities including those who use assistive technology such as screen readers and enlargers.
Job postings on the site come from a variety of companies representing a number of industries, and range from entry-level work to professional positions. Opportunities can be full- or part-time, temporary, seasonal, or internships.
Jobs Without Limits is a resource for employers seeking to hire individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts. WWL uploads participating companies’ Massachusetts job opportunities on the site daily if they are a corporate sponsor and member of WWL’s Massachusetts Business Leadership Network (MABLN) Visit the MABLN website to learn how to become a member.
WWL, a program of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.