Hiring Good People is Good Business
Reduce your hiring and training costs with our pre-screened job seekers
Each year ACCES-VR places over 13,000 individuals with disabilities in jobs.
These jobs range from entry-level positions in food service, manufacturing, and industrial to professional positions requiring Associates, Bachelors, or advanced degrees. NYS ACCES-VR partners with workforce development groups, Chambers of Commerce, and human resource groups to stay abreast of local business trends and your hiring needs.
NYS ACCES-VR is your no-cost source for quality staff :
- Financial incentives and tax credits
- Free employment services
- Pre-screened job-ready applicants
- Consistent follow-up to ensure satisfaction
Here’s what employers are saying about our applicants . . .
“ACCES-VR has provided our company with a number
of employees. They have been stellar employees.”
Roberta Gerst, Human Resources
Buffalo One Source Management, Inc.
“The ACCES-VR program has provided us with
pre-screened individuals that meet the specific
needs of our industry. I have been very pleased
with the quality of employees we have received
John L. Kisker,
Human Resources Manager Southtowns Wheelchair Van Service
“We’ve hired individuals with disabilities for over
ten years now. It’s one of our corporate
commitments. The rehabilitation agency we deal
with makes it very easy to screen for proper
candidates and they spend as much time as is
necessary training workers. It’s worked out
Marc Blitstein, President
American Diagnostic Corporation
"I had a great experience utilizing ACCES-VR. They
assigned me to an Employment Resource Counselor
who found the right employees for my business.
They managed to fill every single position, all
within a matter of days."
ACCES-VR can provide these services at no cost . . .
- Prescreened job applicants
- Consultation, recommendations and training for retention of injured workers
- Training services
- Ongoing follow-up services to ensure your satisfaction
- Linkages with your county’s workforce development system and other employment resources
- Job coaching to help workers meet the requirements of the job
- Technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ACCES-VR can lower hiring costs through these services . . .
ACCES-VR can reimburse an employer for 100% of an employee’s wages for up to 160 hours. This offers the employer the opportunity to evaluate the employee’s ability to satisfactorily perform the job. This wage reimbursement program requires the employer to place trainees on the company payroll and cover the trainees with all benefits including Worker's Compensation and Social Security.
ON THE JOB TRAINING
reimburses the worker’s salary, on a sliding scale for an agreed upon period of time while he/she is being trained in a new occupation.
ACCES-VR can assist businesses with tax credit opportunities . . .
FEDERAL WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC)
Provides employers with a tax credit up to $2,400 of the first $6,000 in wages paid to certified workers.
NYS WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT (WETC)
Employers can claim a state tax credit of up to $2,100 of the first $6,000 per eligible individual during the second year of employment.
Disabled Accessibility Credit:
This is a tax credit for an eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses to provide accessibility to persons with disabilities.
Some examples of items that can be considered under this tax credit are:
- Removing architectural, communication, physical, or transportation barriers which prevent a business from being accessible to or useable by individuals with disabilities,
- Providing qualified interpreters or other effective methods of making aurally delivered materials available to individuals with hearing impairments,
- Providing qualified readers, taped texts, and other effective methods of making visually delivered materials available to individuals with visual impairments,
- Acquiring or modifying equipment or devices for individuals with disabilities, or
- Providing other similar services, modifications, materials, or equipment.
Barrier Removal Tax Deduction:
Businesses may be able to take an annual deduction for expenses related to removing physical, structural and transportation barriers for people with disabilities.
Contact your Workforce Development and Business Relations Representatives for further information.
Contact information for our
ACCES-VR district offices can be found at http://www.acces.nysed.gov
or call 1-800-222-jobs
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The University of the State of New York
The State Education Department
Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation
Albany, NY 12234