Employment Solutions

The Arc's Employment Solutions program has a pool of qualified applicants who will become dependable, productive employees. People with developmental disabilities working at competitive wages in our local community is an excellent example of the relationships forged between business/industry and the rehabilitation community.

For People with Disabilities and Families:We can work with you to provide meaningful, competitive employment at businesses in our community. If you are an individual or parent searching for vocational services, we have many career paths for consideration. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss our programs. 

For Businesses:We want to meet with you to discuss the free services available to you. We can show you just how easy and beneficial it is to link qualified applicants to fill your business's available openings. We have worked with over 100 employers in our communities. Arc Employment Specialists work on-site to provide training to your new hire at no cost to you!

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES:
Applicant Screening 
Job Training 
On-going Support

BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS:
Tax credits
Educational Seminars
Reduced Training Costs
Prescreened Arc Staff

Our programs are supported by New York State Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Oneida County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). We are a partner in Working Solutions Utica One-Stop Career Center and an active member of the New York State Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA).

VOCATIONAL SERVICES
The primary goal is to provide paid working opportunities within integrated community-based job sites throughout Oneida and Lewis counties. 

Vocational training and clinical supports are provided based on individual needs within the working environment. The ability to choose one's path, self-esteem, and confidence are fostered in our vocational programs. 

VOCATIONAL SERVICE SITE LOCATIONS

Progress Industries
14 Arnold Ave.
Utica, NY 13502

7688 Forest Ave.
Lowville, NY 13367

9225 River Road
Marcy, NY 1340

PRECISE KIT PROMOTIONS
2007 Beechgrove Pl, 
Utica, NY 13501

DEFENSE FINANCE ACCOUNTING SERVICE (DFAS)
325 Brooks Rd.
Rome, NY 13441

For more information, please contact:
Jerry A Switzer, Director of Employment Solutions
The Arc, Oneida Lewis Chapter
JASwitzer@thearcolc.org
(315) 927-0171

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