Turning business opportunities into JOBS for New Yorkers with disabilities.
For more than 35 years, NYSID – a not-for-profit member agency organization – has been meeting the purchasing needs of state and local government agencies while advancing employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Under the legislatively-mandated New York State Preferred Source Program, NYSID acts as a "virtual storefront" for a statewide network of 165 community rehabilitation agencies and private sector business partners to employ skilled people with disabilities in production facilities and community-based jobs.
Through more than 1,500 contracts that bring work to NYS communities, NYSID member agencies deliver quality goods and services at OGS-approved prices to fulfill individual government agency missions.
In Fiscal Year 2011, more than 6,500 people with disabilities earned $47 million in Preferred Source wages and worked 3.6 million hours.
Quarterly newsletter of business happenings that foster NYSID's employment mission on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities: