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NYSILC News Briefs, Fall 2014: In this issue, find out about the Best Practices Webinar, technology upgrades, new capacity building SPIL projects awarded, and the LDCEP campaign. Read More


Most Recent Blog Posting: “Searching the Portal through the Second Floor,” By Brad Williams, September/October 2014

I watched the Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt’s and was taken by their leadership and commitment to social issues impacting people on the domestic front, despite the advantages of their upbringing and individual differences. Read More.

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ALBANY (September 17, 2014) Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order # 136 to address the employment of New Yorkers with disabilities! The goal of Employment First will be to increase the employment rate and decrease the poverty rate faced by New Yorkers with disabilities by 5%. The policy is based on the concepts of inclusion and integrated, competitive employment. It establishes a commission to start work on the implementation of the issue on or before March 2015.

For details, click on the links provide for the Employment First press release and Executive Order #136.


Cuomo launches on-line tool for state job seekers who are veterans or disabled

August 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm by Rick Karlin, Capitol bureau in Department of Civil Service

New York State has launched an on-line recruitment center for veterans as well as for those with disabilities who are seeking a state job. Such progress has been slow in the past, but the Cuomo Administration is hoping this electronic recruitment center will help.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the online State Recruitment Resources Center, which will serve as the central online employment recruitment location for job seekers who are certified eligible for participation in the Governor's Program to Hire Persons and Veterans With Disabilities. The website enables job seekers to upload their resume and transcript, and also provides application information regarding disability certification, so that they can be best connected with employment opportunities at State agencies. Read more here.