RAEN’s Mission

Employers networking at the recent National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month breakfast

RAEN members networking with employers

The Rochester Area Employment Network, Inc. (RAEN) is a coalition of agencies in the Rochester, New York area, that works collectively to promote the employment of people with disabilities through education, outreach, and training opportunities. Originally created in 1983, RAEN has proven a valuable community resource for area employers, service providers and workers with disabilities.

The Rochester Area Employment Network mission is to:

  • Increase community awareness and the acceptance and appreciation of workers with disabilities.
  • Promote employment opportunities for qualified job candidates with disabilities.
  • Educate businesses on the benefits of working with people with disabilities, services available, and disability etiquette.
  • Enhance the expertise of service providers through professional development opportunities.

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