Employment Solutions

Employment Solutions

Qualified applicants eager for the opportunity to become dependable, productive employees.

Employment Solutions

The Arc's Employment Solutions program has developed a pool of qualified applicants eager for the opportunity to become dependable, productive employees. We forge relationships between local businesses/industries and the rehabilitation community. As a result, people with developmental disabilities are employed at competitive wages in our community.

For People with Disabilities and Families:

Are you a person or parent searching for employment opportunities for a loved one? We'll work with you to find meaningful, competitive employment in career paths based on your interests and skills. We're happy to meet with you to discuss our programs and how they can work for you.

Employment Services Provided:

  • Applicant Screening
  • Job Training
  • On-going Support

For Businesses:

Are you a business searching for great employees to join your team? Let us show you how easy and beneficial it is to match qualified and dedicated applicants to your business. Our Employment Specialists will work on-site to provide training support to your new hire at no cost to you! We have worked with over 100 employers in our communities. We're ready to meet and discuss all of our programs with you.

Perks For Employers:

  • Tax credits
  • Educational Seminars
  • Reduced Training Costs
  • Prescreened Arc Staff

Our Programs

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), the Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Oneida County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). We also partner with the Working Solutions Utica One-Stop Career Center and are an active member of the New York State Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA).

Vocational Services

Our vocational services aim to create 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 while building self-esteem and confidence are benefits of these programs.

Vocational Service Site Locations

Chef's Express

241 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501

Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS)

325 Brooks Rd.
Rome, NY 13441

Nickelback Redemption Center

379 Stafford Ave.
Waterville, NY 13480

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

We're ready, willing, and able!

For more information please download our Supported Employment Solutions handout today!

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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Dodge, Director of Employment Solutions
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
(315) 927-0165

A leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954