Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is offering help to businesses around the state. The Hiring Ability Hotline, (866) 895-0058, provides employers with a direct connection to the agency’s business engagement unit, which is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Business Engagement staff can provide employers with basic information on how to refer someone who may benefit from vocational rehabilitation services to stay on the job. Other resources include how an employer may publicize job openings and access to helpful hiring resources, such as information on tax credits like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
Most importantly, employers calling the hotline will be referred directly to the Business Sourcing Analyst (BSA) in their geographic area. BSAs work throughout the state to raise awareness of OOD and our mission with employer partners and to make the business case of hiring individuals with disabilities.