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Organizations and Agencies

02/02/17

NYS Employment First Commission

The Employment First Commission is tasked with creating an Employment First policy for New York, which makes competitive, integrated employment the first option when considering supports and services for people with disabilities. The initiative aims to increase the employment rate, and decrease the poverty rate, for New Yorkers who are receiving services from the State, as well as register 100 businesses as having formal policies to hire people with disabilities as part of their workforce strategy.  Participating on the E1 Commission are the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), Commission for the Blind, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), Department of Transportation (DOT), Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), Department of Health (DOH), Division of Veterans Affairs, Justice Center, and Economic Development Council

New York Employment Services System (NYESS)

44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
518.473.6579

New York Business Leadership Network (managed by Our Ability)

19 Timber Lane
Glenmont, NY  12077
518.429.9256

New York State Department of Labor

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

ACCES-VR

New York State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234
800.222.JOBS (5627)

New York State Commission for the Blind

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, South 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518.473.2346

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

52 Washington Street, South 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518.473.2346

New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY  12229
866.946.9733

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

44 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12229
800.597.8481

New York State Inclusive Workforce Alliance

 

New York Employment Services System (NYESS)

44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
518.473.6579