According to the US Department of Labor, affirmative hiring is defined as the employment practice of recruiting & training qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, & covered veterans as required by the United States government. This section explains the practice
This U.S. Department of Labor office ensures that Federal contractors practice affirmative hiring, including employer efforts to recruit people with disabilities.
The Section 3 program of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, & contract opportunities for low- or very low-income residents in connection with projects & activities in their neighborhoods.
This program offers recruitment & referral services for Federal employers nationwide, linking them to highly motivated post-secondary students & recent graduates with disabilities, for summer or permanent jobs.