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Empowering People. Supporting New York.

NYSID is the leading source of job opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities. We make gainful employment possible for this dedicated and highly qualified workforce through New York State's Preferred Source Program, which was created by Section 162 of the New York State Finance Law.

Rehabilitative agencies throughout New York, who support individuals with disabilities, choose to become members of NYSID. On behalf of these members and often in conjunction with private sector associate members, NYSID enters into contracts with state and local government agencies for services and goods which are then performed by this workforce. Examples of such goods are custodial products, custom apparel, and health care supplies, and our business services range from document imaging, to janitorial and groundskeeping, to industrial laundry, electronics recycling, mailing, and others.

Over 7,000 jobs are created annually by NYSID through the Preferred Source program, which not only give dignity and sense of purpose to New Yorkers with disabilities but also satisfy the procurement needs of our state and local government agencies.

NYSID is grateful to have been able to serve New Yorkers with disabilities since 1975 and humbly reflects on "40 Years of Looking Forward."



Chairperson Francoise Dunefsky Gateway Community Industries, Inc. [retired]
Vice President Henry Cohen US Foodservice/SOFCO Division [retired]
Secretary/Treasurer Michael Decker AHRC New York City
Immediate Past Chair Robert W. Schwartz Schwartz Heslin Group
President & CEO Ronald P. Romano  

Board members

Kevin Crosley Herkimer County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
Carolina  Cordero Dyer The Osborne Association
Alan Krafchin Center for Disability Services
Stanfort Perry AHRC Nassau County
Donald Siegel, Ph.D. University at Albany
Mary Jo Thorn ACHIEVE/Broome Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
Frank Coco Ex Officio, ACCES-VR



Executive Team

Ronald P. Romano President & Chief Executive Officer
Margie L. Castellana Controller
Andrew J. Grosso Vice President-Business Development
Eileen J. McCarthy, Esq. Vice President-Administration
Joseph Messina Vice President-Sales
Tim Mott Vice President-Business Operations
Brian Schneider Vice President-Contract Administration
Theresa Hobbs Vice President- Compliance



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Employment and Intern Opportunities

Zerorez® Cleaning Technician

NYSID's new franchise, Zerorez®, Capital District, is looking for a Cleaning Technician. Are you ready to join the first green-cleaning company in the area?

Zerorez®, a national, rapidly growing carpet cleaning company with a reputation for superior technology, outstanding customer service and exceptional service, has an opening for an energetic, responsible person with a positive attitude, professional work ethic and who enjoys interacting with people. The Technician is the one who makes it all come together.

Qualifications: Ability to lift, move and manipulate cleaning equipment frequently throughout the day, strong interpersonal and communication skills, positive attitude, ability to work flexible hours and work independently. Valid and insurable driver's license required. Sales experience preferred. High School Diploma or GED.

Zerorez® offers competitive wages with benefits, training and opportunities for growth in an expanding company. EOE. If you’re ready to join the Zerorez® team, contact: administrator@nysid.org