Our Ability

August 30, 2013

New 503 Regulations and Your Business!

Not mentioned in this week’s news that included wildfires in the crisis in Syria, is new Department of Labor regulations around hiring people with disabilities. We all know the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is too high. One of the ways the government wants to reduce the rate is by increasing the nationwide employment goal for federal contractors. What strikes me in the write-up is the self-identification.   The invitation to self identify maybe the
October 28, 2013

Storm Sandy, NYSARC Trust Services and One Year Later…

One year ago, New York City and the surrounding area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. All of us watched the effects it had on everyday people. I’m sure very few of us had the experience that Eileen Giglio had last year. Eileen lives in New York with the support of her family, her attendant and NYSARC Trust Services. Eileen’s attendant Margaret Amo has a spirit and passion for the individuals she works with. We see
November 21, 2013

Chamber, Our Ability and Spilled Coffee

Today I had the opportunity to work with the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. They are in the midst of the membership drive, and I was invited to come give my two cents. I shared table space with people from banking to dry cleaning. We produce videos and human resource seminars! Not a normal connection…but here comes the connectivity. While sitting there, I realize that I have made most of my connections locally with Our Ability
January 28, 2014

Strong words, but any follow up Mr. President?

While America is looking at another deep-freeze in our weather, we are starting to see the “spring” of economic opportunity for people with disabilities. But, like the returning polar vortex we should be aware that we could easily fall back into the deep freeze of economic repression without action. In the State of the Union speech, we will hear talk of economic opportunity for the long-term unemployed. We will listen for the minimum wage increase
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