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June 5, 2014

NYSID Featured in NYS Association of Counties Magazine

Category: General — NYSID @ 2:49 pm

NYSID is featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of NYSAC News magazine, the official publication of New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).

Rachel Antoine, who was born deaf, scans an average of 20,000 pages per day on NYSID Preferred Source contracts with Fedcap Rehabilitation Services and CASO Inc., both in New York County. Over the course of the10 years she has worked on NYSID contracts, she has scanned more than 48 million pages.

The article, titled, “NYSID and Counties Work Together to Employ New Yorkers with Disabilities,” highlights our rich history of working together with county governments statewide to empower New Yorkers with barriers to employment.

Preferred Source participants have the opportunity to become employed on NYSID contracts, performing services that include: facility maintenance, groundskeeping, office and mailroom support, records management, data imaging, furniture refurbishment, secure document destruction, electronics recycling, and production jobs.

“A NYSID job is a connection to a greater livelihood than is often available to people with disabilities, a historically underemployed segment of New York’s workforce. What’s more, NYSID member agencies are frequently among the largest employers in their respective counties, especially in the more rural counties across New York State, creating a partnership of employment opportunity,” the article reads, in part.

NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate and advocate for New York’s counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. NYSAC advocates for 62 counties, including the City of New York, to the legislative and executive branches of government at the state and federal levels.

NYSAC News is published three times a year and focuses on timely issues of interest to county leaders throughout New York State.


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