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October 24, 2017

CORNELL FORUM: Technology Changes Everything: Innovating to Include People of All Abilities in a More Diverse Workforce October 26-27, 2017, NYC

Registration is free – please join us! (Please pre-register to be sure that a space is available for you.) Forum location: Baruch College, One Bernard Baruch Way (Corner of 24th Street/Lexington Ave) New York, NY  10010, Room 14-220, 14th Floor Forum dates:  October 26 (12:00pm registration, 1:00-5:00pm, with reception 5:00 -7:00pm) and October 27, (8:30am registration, 9:00am–5:00pm) Details:  Through several panels and keynote speakers, this forum will highlight existing and emerging innovations promoting greater disability […]
October 17, 2017

REPOSTING: Job Opportunity: Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York

Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY) is a small growing community-based organization whose primary mission is to enhance the lives of people living with Spina Bifida. We provide support services to individuals with Spina Bifida as well as their families and the professionals who serve them. Executive Director Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY) 30 hours/week on average, includes some evenings and weekends POSITION SUMMARY (Complete job description and application available […]
September 21, 2017

National Grid Job Opportunity

Please be advised, our DNY Union Recruiter has just posted an Unarmed Security Guard opportunity online externally. This posting will ONLY be open for several days. The posting closes on Friday, Oct 06, 2017. Please encourage your students to apply ASAP. Candidate should also work on their resume to make sure it applies to this position.  Applications will only be accepted ONLINE from our Careers page. Please advise Lissette Lugo if any students have notified […]
September 19, 2017

National Grid 2018 Summer Internship Program

We are excited to announce that our 2018 Summer Internship Program postings are now LIVE and ready for applicants. Check out our careers website to view the postings – https://careers.nationalgridus.com/ under Summer Intern Program. Please note that these postings will close on December 13, 2017.
September 14, 2017

New York State Weekly Job Posting SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

The State of New York is working with Our Ability to build a talented and diverse pool of candidates for various current and upcoming state government positions. Interested candidates for any of these positions should submit their resume with the description of the job posting to info@ourability.com. Candidates considered for any of these positions will be required to complete a financial disclosure form. New Postings ~ September 7, 2017 Agency Position Position Requirements Projected Salary Expiration […]
September 5, 2017

New York State Weekly Job Posting AUGUST 24, 2017

The State of New York is working with Our Ability to build a talented and diverse pool of candidates for various current and upcoming state government positions. Interested candidates for any of these positions should submit their resume with the description of the job posting to info@ourability.com. Candidates considered for any of these positions will be required to complete a financial disclosure form. New Postings~ August 24, 2017 Agency Position Position Requirements Projected Salary Expiration Date […]
March 31, 2017

Internships Available with Member Companies in 2017 and 2018 | Sign Up Today

In the past 12 months, we have added businesses across New York State as members to our business leadership network. These businesses are interested in employing people with disabilities. We are being asked by some of the businesses to put together a coalition of students/graduates interested in beginning their career.  To do this, they have offered us over 100 internships and entry-level positions to offer to our community!  These businesses include: J.P. Morgan Chase, M&T […]
March 13, 2017

NYBLN Meeting in NYC March 31st

Real Solutions to Your Workforce Needs – Sponsored and hosted by JP Morgan Chase You are an employer of choice; always focused on bringing the best talent into your organization. Did you know that you may have been overlooking a significant resource of qualified, motivated candidates?  Please join us for breakfast, networking, and a unique opportunity to hear from human resources professionals about how to tap a talented workforce of people with disabilities that can solve […]
January 10, 2017

GOVERNOR CUOMO PRESENTS THE 20TH PROPOSAL OF 2017 STATE OF THE STATE: COMPLETE THE EMPIRE STATE TRAIL BY 2020

Our Ability is excited to post this important press release. We can’t wait to assist this effort! “Our Ability is thrilled with the Governor’s announcement today,” Doug Hamlin stated. “It is among our highest priorities to have the most people, of all abilities, enjoy the beauty and history of our great State!”     Build 350 New Miles of Trail to Create Largest State Multi-use Trail Network in the Nation 750-Mile Trail Network Will Connect […]
January 10, 2017

Media Uncomfortable with Disability

By John Robinson –  January 5, 2017 posted on Huffington Post. I posted this last week after the horrible events in Chicago. I’m angry enough about the treatment, the bullying of people with disabilities in society. But four days later, still angry – almost outraged – at the coverage. Do you know in four days I have not seen one panelist, a person with a disability represented to talk about this? There have been numerous […]