Since 1985, Living Resources’ Employment Program has sought to assist individuals with disabilities pursue meaningful career opportunities. Its Career Counselors and Employment Specialists provide one-on-one assistance to facilitate the process of preparing for, securing, and maintaining competitive employment.
Our mission is to help individuals achieve independence and self-sufficiency by ensuring individualized supports are provided on the job site. In an effort to further this mission, we’ve forged partnered with scores of businesses across the Capital Region, helping both the individual become a part of a diverse and inclusive workforce while helping business to meet their respective needs. The Employment Department currently serves about 200 youth and adults throughout the Capital Region and continues to grow each year.
Pictured: Mark Eberhard and Kathy Rue, Macy’s
Our Employment Partners
Albany County District Attorney
Albany Public Library
Bethlehem After School Program
Broadway Bicycle Co
Camelot Print and Copy Center
Capital Repertory Theatre
Colonie Senior Services
First Niagara Bank
Hot 99.1 FM radio
Liberteks Computer Support and Repairs
Mercy Care for Kids
NY State Capitol
Saint Rose Dining Hall
The Melting Pot
The Special Olympics
WAMC Northeast Public Radio
Our current business partners include:
National Business Tech
The Melting Pot
NYS Senate Services
Why YOU Should Become A Partner
Train your next leaders by hiring individuals with disabilities. It improves job morale and corporate culture, increases diversity in the workplace and helps give insight on how to better serve customers and employees with disabilities.
At Living Resources, we will support you along the way. Our goal is to provide a positive work experience for both the employee and the employer! After finding the right fit, we provide ongoing support, individualized to each person’s needs and wants. We also maintain communication with our many partnered businesses, helping individuals maintain current employment and also assisting them when looking for new opportunities.
To become an inclusive workforce, reach out to Maggie Erlich.
518-218-0000 ext. 4616
We’ll Help You Through The Process
Pictured: Patrick Kivlen, Mercy Care for Kids
Meet with an Employment Specialist
Work and tasks must be meaningful and achievable
The supervisor must have a positive attitude toward the individual
The geographic location must be accessible for the individual to reach
The environment and atmosphere must be appropriate and accommodating
We offer OPWDD & ACCES-VR services at Living Resources:
OPWDD’s Employment Training Program
OPWDD Discovery First
ACCES-VR Employment & Vocational Assessment Services
Youth and Transition Services
Vocational Counseling & Guidance
Employee Success Stories
Karie Robertson has worked for Price Chopper in Colonie for over 28 years. She bakes breads, assists customers and helps package and label baked goods daily. Karie is a very hard worker.
Denise Riley, graduate of The College Experience Program has worked at the Teresian House, an elder care facility for six years. She started as a Dietary Aide but got promoted to Neighborhood Assistant. Her residents love her smiling face.
Henry Media began working at Pioneer Bank in July of 2016. He works within the Retail Lending Department scanning documents into respective accounts. Pioneer Bank believes strongly that their employees, customers and community should come first.
Andrew has been employed at Marshalls since 2015. He helps customers out when they need assistance, works in the shoe department and maintains cleanliness of the store. Socializing at work has helped him improve his communication skills. His goal in life is to be a public speaker for individuals with disabilities.
Jordan has dreams and aspirations in the Brewing Industry. He is currently working at Druther’s Brewing Company, preparing items for distribution, cleaning kegs and sampling products to ensure quality. He enjoys working at Druther’s and loves the supportive team he works with. Whenever he has a problem or a question, everyone is always willing to help.