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EmployAbility Pledge

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Take the EmployAbility Pledge

New Yorkers come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and abilities that businesses and organizations strive to reflect in their hiring practices and day-to-day operations.

One way to achieve a more inclusive business is to be accessible and embrace employment for people with disabilities.

Did you know that New York State’s economy is effectively at full employment, yet 70 % of people with disabilities are unemployed? This pool of candidates represents a tremendous untapped resource of qualified employees.

Be among the first in the state to embrace people of all abilities in your workplace. Take the EmployAbility Pledge and demonstrate that your business or organization is committed to the spirit of inclusivity by employing qualified individuals with disabilities and providing everyone full opportunities to be your patrons and customers.

When you take the Pledge, you will receive a window decal and a badge for your website designating your business as one that supports inclusion. Your business or organization’s name will also be listed in a press release and on the OPWDD, Employment First Commission, and other partner websites. Add your name to this list today!

Pledge Now!