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January 28, 2015

NYSID to Speak Before Governor’s Employment First Commission

Category: General — NYSID @ 2:58 pm

New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) has been presented with the opportunity to speak in front of the Employment First Commission at the University of Albany’s School of Public Health in Rensselaer.

Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO, will represent NYSID.

NYSID is grateful to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Employment First Commission for the opportunity to be able to offer its insight. Our network of member agencies and private sector partners has worked together for this common purpose over decades of Preferred Source employment opportunities.

Last September, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 136 to establish the Employment First Commission, tasked with creating an Employment First policy for New York. The initiative aims to increase the employment rate, and decrease the poverty rate, for New Yorkers who are receiving services from the State, as well as register 100 businesses as having formal policies to hire people with disabilities as part of their workforce strategy.

View the Governor’s press release on the Employment First Commission and Executive Order 136.

The Commission is comprised of representatives from the Governor’s Office and New York State agencies and will build on Governor Cuomo’s comprehensive plan for reclaiming New York’s leadership role in serving people with disabilities.


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