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January 4, 2016

Annual Report Showcases Employment, Because NYSID Works

Category: General — NYSID @ 6:59 pm

In 2015, NYSID Preferred Source contracts employed 7,052 New Yorkers with disabilities from our member agencies, providing $59.7 million in wages to individuals who worked 4.27 million employment hours.

Mark Matos, a porter for AHRC New York City's Hudson River Services, is responsible for cleaning the New York City Fire Department's (FDNY) Fort Totten campus.

NYSID’s 2015 Annual Report highlights these hard-working individuals and the jobs they performed.

These employment opportunities have evolved over time into life-changing experiences and financial security for New Yorkers, energizing communities and supporting government procurement needs.

Through Preferred Source contracts, NYSID and its member agencies provide the hope that, through training and opportunity, New Yorkers with disabilities can succeed in their employment goals.

Mark Matos embodies this personal hope and professional achievement. He works as a porter for Hudson River Services assigned to the New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) Fort Totten training center.

Hudson River Services is an AHRC New York City-run business that provides general office and building services throughout New York City. In 2015, custodians from AHRC New York City began cleaning designated locations for the FDNY, including borough command sites, the Fort Totten training center and EMS stations, among others.

Mark is responsible for rest room cleaning, trash removal, dusting, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming in a large building where the FDNY trains its employees; he also responds to emergency situations, such as floods or spills.

Mark is an experienced porter who is able to solve problems and communicate with FDNY in addressing the challenges of cleaning a large facility with a high volume of employees. FDNY is extremely pleased with Mark’s work and his ability to meet the challenges of cleaning its facility.

Throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, 47 individuals with disabilities, including Mark, are contributing to the daily fabric of New York’s Bravest within their communities, an exceptional employment opportunity serving a most important customer.

NYSID acknowledges our member agencies and New York State legislators for creating meaningful employment for New Yorkers with disabilities and improving countless lives with the integrity that comes with being employed.

We wish you Happy New Year and look forward to continued collaboration in 2016 and beyond.


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