Hardworking Employees

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 partnerships with scores of businesses across the Capital Region, helping both the individual become a part of a diverse and inclusive workforce while helping businesses meet their respective needs. The Employment Department currently serves about 200 youth and adults throughout the Capital Region and continues to grow each year.

Living Resources Members Employed at Macy's

Pictured: Mark Eberhard and Kathy Rue, Macy’s

A Sampling Of Our Employment Partners

  • Food Service

    Albany Marriott

    Hilton Garden Inn

    Bountiful Bread

    St. Peter’s Health Partners

    The College of Saint Rose 

  • Grocery

    Price Chopper/Market 32

    Hannaford Supermarkets

    The Honest Weight Food Co-Op

  • Elder Care

    Teresian House

    St. Joseph’s Provincial House

    Beltrone Living Center

    Our Lady of Mercy Life

  • Pet Care

    Grrreendog Grooming

    Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

  • Warehouse

    Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY

    Gatherer’s Granola

    Albany Medical Center Warehouse

    Whistling Kettle

    Wicked Smart

  • Retail



    Peter Harris


    Zombie Planet

    Pet Supplies Plus

  • Childcare


    Mercy Care for Kids


    St. Vincent’s Preschool

    Capital Milestones

  • Clerical

    Special Olympics

    Pioneer Bank

    Community Care Physicians

    Broadview Federal Credit Union

    NYS Office of Senate Services


  • Manufacturing

    Environment One Corporation


  • Automotive

    Hoffman Car Wash

    DePaula Auto Group

  • Maintenance

    VENT Fitness

    Bethlehem Town Hall

    Albany Medical Center


    C&W Cleaning

    Siena College

    Union College

  • Other

    SUNY Albany Athletic Department

    Jean Paul Spa & Salon

    Albany International Airport

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

Living Resources Members Employed at Mercy Care for Kids

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

Living Resources Members Employed at Price Chopper

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.

Living Resources Members Employed at the Teresian House

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.

Living Resources Members Employed at Pioneer Bank

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.


Want to learn more? We’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can reach us …

Ian J. Mott

Director of Employment Services