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 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.

Living Resources Members Employed at Macy's

Pictured: Mark Eberhard and Kathy Rue, Macy’s

Our Employment Partners

  • Albany County District Attorney

  • Albany Marriot

  • Albany Public Library

  • Bethlehem After School Program

  • Broadway Bicycle Co

  • Camelot Print and Copy Center

  • Capital Repertory Theatre

  • Colonie Senior Services

  • Environment One

  • First Niagara Bank

  • Grrreendog Grooming

  • Hampton Inn

  • Hot 99.1 FM radio

  • Legislative Building

  • Liberteks Computer Support and Repairs

  • Mazzone Hospitality

  • MerchNOW

  • Mercy Care for Kids

  • NY State Capitol

  • Orange Motors

  • Pioneer Bank

  • Saint Rose Dining Hall

  • Solomon & Solomon, P.C.

  • Teresian House

  • The Melting Pot

  • The Point

  • The Special Olympics

  • WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Our current business partners include:

  • Macy’s

  • Merch Now

  • Dogs Retreat

  • Central Vet

  • National Business Tech

  • The Melting Pot

  • Price Chopper

  • St. Peters

  • Mercy Care

  • Teresian House

  • Best Pass

  • Pioneer Bank

  • 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

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