ALBANY, N.Y. - In recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) has released its 2012 Annual Report, highlighting the work of NYSID in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley and its local-based member agencies and private sector business partners in creating jobs for people with disabilities.
"Jobs created by NYSID and its member agencies in the last year significantly helped improve the local and state economy; the impact of these jobs can be seen throughout Central New York and the Mohawk Valley," said Ron Romano, NYSID President & CEO. "Over 1,400 jobs for Central New Yorkers and Mohawk Valley residents with disabilities were in place on NYSID contracts this past year -- an incredible accomplishment in a very difficult economic climate that could not have occurred without the support of our member agencies, private-sector business partners and local and state government leaders. As we work to increase awareness of developmental disabilities issues in New York this month, it is critically important that New York State remain committed to helping ensure that every willing and able person is given the opportunity to find meaningful employment in our state," Romano continued.
"Human Technologies Corporation is proud to have provided sustainable, gainful and meaningful employment to people with disabilities throughout New York State, for over 59 years," said Rick Sebastian, President & CEO of Human Technologies Corporation. "Human Technologies Corporation is proud to have provided sustainable, gainful and meaningful employment to people with disabilities throughout New York State for over 59 years. Together with NYSID, we share a commitment to increasing employment for people disabilities throughout New York State."
In 2012, NYSID Preferred Source contracts accounted for:
- 495,705 employment hours in Central New York/Mohawk Valley
- 1,407 jobs created
Top NYSID Preferred Source job creators in Central New York/Mohawk Valley include, with job totals: Human Technologies Corporation (Utica), 410 jobs; ACHIEVE, Broome-Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Binghamton), 230 jobs; Liberty Enterprises, the Montgomery County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Amsterdam), 105 jobs; J.M. Murray Center, Inc. (Cortland), 74 jobs; and St. Lawrence County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Seaway Industries (Canton), 73 jobs.
Established in 1975 and based in Albany, NYSID is a not-for-profit organization that works with community rehabilitation member agencies, private-sector business partners and state and local governments to create jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.