NYC: ATWORK is an employment program that recruits, pre-screens, and connects New Yorkers with disabilities to jobs and internships with established business partners in both the public and private sectors. Participation in NYC: ATWORK is voluntary, and more importantly, self-driven. We offer guidance to improve hiring chances, but it is up to jobseekers to implement our tips and proactively look for opportunities.
Services for jobseekers include:
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Do I qualify for the NYC: ATWORK program?
To be eligible for NYC: ATWORK, you must:
The best matches for NYC: ATWORK are those who use the program's guidance to improve their hiring chances.
How does our program work?
NYC: ATWORK Jobseeker Engagement Process
Post Enrollment Process
Can I assign my Ticket to Work to NYC: ATWORK?
Do you receive SSI or SSDI? Do you know about Ticket to Work?
Ticket to Work (TTW) is a free, voluntary employment support program for individuals with disabilities who want to work and earn enough to become self-sufficient.
As an SSI/SSDI recipient, you have the option to use your ticket when you sign up with an Employment Network (EN), including NYC: ATWORK, the State vocational rehabilitation agencies, ACCES-VR or New York State Commission for the Blind. Take advantage of the TTW services and support you may need to find, obtain and maintain a job. Learn more about Ticket to Work.
Interested in city government employment through 55-a?
Did you know that 83% of city government jobs require you to take a civil service exam?
The 55-a program, Section 55-a of the New York Civil Service Law, allows the City to hire persons with disabilities for competitive positions they qualify for without having to take an exam.
To be eligible, candidates must:
To learn more about how NYC: ATWORK can assist you or your program participants in connecting to city government employment, please contact us about joining an upcoming 55-a/Civil Service 101 Information Session.
How do I connect with NYC: ATWORK?
Complete our Jobseeker Referral Form to begin the screening process.
Please Note: We currently have a waitlist for all new referrals so candidates should expect to wait up to approximately 4 weeks to receive the initial email to begin our enrollment process.