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Employment

The following information listed below is meant to assist people with disabilities in finding helpful resources, services and/or benefits available for Employment.

Today, according to The United States Department of Labor, the employed population for people with disabilities across all age groups is significantly lower than the population of those with no disability.  The agencies and entities listed below can help assist people with disabilities with locating employment and employment-related opportunites.


Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation
Community Access, Inc.
Fedcap
GoodTemps
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Institute for Career Development (ICD)
Just One Break (JOB)
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP)
New York City 55-A Program for Qualified Person with Disabilities


Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) - is part of the New York State Education Department. ACCES-VR, formerly known as the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. For more information, contact one of the six offices located throughout New York City or visit their website

Bronx ACCES-VR
1215 Zerega Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: 718-931-3500
TTY: 718-828-4003
Fax: 718-931-4299

Brooklyn ACCES-VR
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-722-6700
TTY: 718-722-6736
Fax: 718-722-6714

Harlem ACCES-VR Satellite Office
163 W. 125th Street
7th Floor
Room 713
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-961-4420
Fax: 212-961-4423

Manhattan ACCES-VR
116 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-630-2300
TTY: 212-630-2314
Fax: 212-630-2365

Queens ACCES-VR
1 Lefrak City Plaza,
20th Floor
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: 347-510-3100
TTY: 718-760-8835
Fax: 718-760-9554
Video Phone: 866-679-8304

Staten Island ACCES-VR Satellite Office
2071 Clove Road
Suite 302
Staten Island, NY 10304
Phone: 718-816-4800
Fax: 718-448-4843

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Community Access, Inc.
Community Access, Inc. - Is a non-profit agency helping people with psychiatric disabilities make the transition from homelessness and institutions to independent living. Community Access works to provide affordable housing, support services, counseling, education, and employment opportunities.
Phone: 212-780-1400
Fax: 212-780-1412
For more information visit their website

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Fedcap
Fedcap - Provides vocational education and training for people with disabilities, and places graduates in jobs in the private sector, or in one of Fedcap's many outsourcing divisions.
Phone: 212-727-4200
TTY: 212-727-4384

For more information visit their website

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GoodTemps
GoodTemps is a temporary staffing division of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, GoodTemps places people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, dislocated workers and professional individuals with diverse background.

New York City Head Office
111 East 59th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-986-9566
Fax: 212-986-3008
E-mail: customerservice@goodwillny.org

For more information visit their website 

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Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

Goodwill Industries International Is a not-for-profit organization with an excellent job training and placement program for people with disabilities.

Phone: 212-368-8000
Fax: 212-368-8147

For more information visit their website

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Institute for Career Development (ICD)
Provides multiple services for people with a variety of disabilities. These services include rehabilitation, vocational training, independent living skills, counseling, and a learning disability clinic.

340 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-585-6010
Fax: 212-585-6011

For more information visit their website

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Just One Break (JOB)
Just One Break, Inc. (JOB) is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. To achieve its mission, JOB operates the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) and the Emerging Leaders College Internship Program. NBDC is a business to business membership organization providing services to employers to assist them in recruiting, retaining and advancing workers with disabilities. At the same time, Emerging Leaders matches college students with disabilities to the internship needs of employers wishing to diversify their workforce.

JOB Headquarters
570 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-785-7300
Fax: 212-785-4513
TTY: 212-785-4515

For more information visit their website

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United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP)
UCP assists with work site accommodations, environmental controls, and assistive technology. It provides employment information and referral services to individuals with cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities. UCP of NYC's Supported Employment and Work Readiness Program (SEMP) has provided businesses with employees who are reliable, hard working, enthusiastic and proud of their jobs.

For further information about Supported Employment, contact ProjectCONNECT.

Project CONNECT
projectconnect@ucpnyc.org
877-UCP-CONNECT (877-827-2666)

For more information visit their website

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New York City 55-A Program for Qualified Person with Disabilities
Section 55-a of the New York State Civil Service Law permits municipalities to employ persons, who have been certified as physically or mentally disabled, in civil service positions on a non-competitive basis. This provision is implemented by the City of New York through the 55-a Program, which is administered by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. You must be certified as being physically or mentally disabled and qualified to perform the duties of the job.

The City of New York's 55-a Program
New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Office of Citywide Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

1 Centre Street, 17th Floor North
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 386-0257
TTY: (212) 669-8660
http://www.nyc.gov/dcas

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