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Lehigh Valley Employment Coalition: Employer Resource Panel 2021

The Lehigh Valley Employment Coalition started in 1996 by Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services and is comprised of a group of professionals dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities in the workforce and their employers. 

Currently, the Lehigh Valley Employment Coalition consists of representatives from the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania, Lehigh and Northampton County representatives, local employers, service provider agencies, and local case management organizations.  The Coalition members are experts in assessing people with disabilities, connecting them with available jobs right here in the Lehigh Valley, and supporting businesses in all areas of diversifying their workforce. 

How can we support you?  How can someone with disabilities be an asset to your business? 


There are 15.1 million people of working age living with disabilities in the U.S., so the research suggests that if companies embrace disability inclusion, they will gain access to a new talent pool of more than 10.7 million people.


  • The Work Opportunity Tax credit is a federal tax credit up to $9000 available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. For more information, please contact us or click here.

  • The Disabled Access Credit is a tax incentive designed to help businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The tax credit is designed for eligible small businesses and can equal up to 50% of eligible expenditures up to $10,250. Eligible expenses include removing barriers that prevent a business from being accessible to an individual with disabilities or acquiring or modifying equipment or devices for individuals with disabilities. Ask us to learn more!

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