NYC: ATWORK

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) has launched NYC:ATWORK, the first public-private partnership for employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.

As a part of this initiative, the program has put together a Business Development Council (BDC): A coalition of over 60 businesses from public and private sectors looking to hire people with disabilities to fill entry and managerial positions.

Resources available for jobseekers include:

• Professional Connections:
     - Employment opportunities within the BDC
     - Employment opportunities within City government (55-a)
     - Targeted recruitment events held by employers

• Professional Development:
     - Guidance on resumes and cover letters
     - Employer feedback on relevant job applications
     - Employer-led skills workshops
     - Practice interviews (with feedback)
     - Disclosure and reasonable accommodations

• Exploratory Opportunities:
     - Informational interviews for potential careers
     - Career mentoring days (job shadowing)