Albany airport to honor nonprofit NY State Industries for the Disabled, a nonprofit trying to reduce unemployment rate of 70% for handicapped.
"The jobless recovery has been tough on those looking for work. One group, individuals with disabilities, has been particularly hard hit. The unemployment rate among people with disabilities who are actively looking for work is 70 percent, said Corey Heritage, an official with the New York State Industries for the Disabled. The Albany-based nonprofit provides job opportunities for nearly 7,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. It provides skills training and bids for contracts to provide everything from janitorial duties to window-cleaning, industrial laundry work and even taking care of plants....One of NYSID’s customers is the Albany County Airport Authority, which has contracted with it for seven years. This month, NYSID will name the authority, which operates Albany International Airport, its 2014 Customer of the Year." -- Eric Anderson, the Albany Times-Union