A job can change everything: New report details the economic impact of employment for people with disabilities
Tyquan Allen’s favorite part about his job is just being there.
He works at the New York State Fairgrounds Arts and Home Center where he cleans and sanitizes after Covid-19 vaccination events, part of a team of workers trained and supported by Arc of Onondaga, one of the county’s largest service providers for people with developmental disabilities.
On Friday, Allen wasn’t at the fairgrounds to clean the vaccination site, but to share how much his job means to him with state legislators and advocates.
According to a new report from the Rockefeller Institute, nonprofit disability service providers support over 6,000 full-time jobs and generate over $400 million dollars in economic impact in Central New York alone.
“The Rockefeller Institute report puts hard numbers to what we’ve been saying for years — that when people with disabilities have jobs, our entire state benefits,” said Maureen O’Brien, President and CEO of New…