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How do I Find Qualified Workers?

02/02/17

There are many agencies that can help you find qualified workers who have the skills to match your business needs. 

NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL)

Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions – Business Services
State Office Campus Building 12, Room 425, Albany, NY 12240
888-4-NYSDOL

Visit the website or contract a field office nearest you.

Disability Resource Coordinators (DRCs)

DRCs can help connect you to talented, loyal, and hard-working individuals with disabilities who would make valuable additions to your staff.

ACCES-VR 

89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234
800.222.JOBS (5627)

Visit the website for information about how to contact the Business Relations Team in your area. 

  • Pre-screened, skilled job applicants
  • Wage reimbursement program options
  • Assistance with the application process or Federal and NYS tax credits
  • Consultation and assistance on reasonable accommodations
  • Technical assistance and training on the ADA, including disability awareness and etiquette
  • Connection to Work Force Development: One-Stop Centers, the NYS Department of Labor
  • Business community, labor organizations, not-for-profits and schools in your community
  • Ongoing follow-up services to ensure your satisfaction

Commission for the Blind

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

52 Washington Street, South 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518.473.2346

Our Ability Connect and the New York Business Leadership Network

An individual digital profile service you build created to promote future employment for people with disabilities through mentor networking, social engagement and personal empowerment. Our Ability Connect gives employers the ability to reach out to people with disabilities by searching, connecting directly with people in our system and posting employment opportunities in order to recruit the best candidates for open positions.

19 Timber Lane
Glenmont, NY  12077
518.429.9256

NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY  12229
800.597.8481

Contact any of the OMH Field Offices.  See website for local addresses and phone numbers.

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY  12229
866.946.9733

You may also contact any of OPWDD’s regional offices listed on the website.  In addition, OPWDD supports over 200 provider agencies in New York State who provide supported employment services for individuals with disabilities.  Check out the listing of Supported Employment Provider Agencies on the OPWDD website to directly contact with agencies who can connect you with qualified employees.