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Hiring Ability Hotline

Opportunity for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Hiring Ability Hotline’s primary goal is to provide employers a direct connection to our Business Relations Team.

The hotline's telephone number is 866-895-0058 and is staffed from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Business Relations Team 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 and information that can be shared include how an employer may publicize job openings with qualified OOD consumers and how to access helpful hiring resources, such as information on tax credits like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Employers calling the hotline will be referred directly to the Business Relations Specialist (BRS) in their geographic area.  BRSs 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. The BRS will offer follow-up with the employer and provide additional information and services.