NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Recognizes Businesses and Employees at 9th “Works for Me” Awards Ceremony
Building on the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities’ (OPWDD) mission to help people live richer lives in the community, six businesses were honored October 19, 2017 at the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater in Albany as recipients of OPWDD’s Works for Me awards.
Works for Me awards are given to businesses across the state that are committed to workforce diversity and to hiring individuals with developmental disabilities. These businesses recognize the significant contributions that individuals can make in the workplace and that hiring workers with developmental disabilities makes good business sense.
Large Business of the Year Award Winner:
Conduent, Endicott, NY
Conduent of Endicott believes that providing job accommodations for individuals with disabilities is a
priority for the overall success of the business. David Walling has been working in Conduent’s integrated workforce for three years as a transaction processor handling data entry work. While only working part-time, David consistently outperforms many of the full-time employees.