Ticket-To-Work

August 15, 2012

America Works  is proud to be an Employment Network with the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Ticket-To-Work Program. If you are under 65 years of age and are receiving SSI/SSDI and would like to go back to work, we may be able to help you find a job. We specialize in helping beneficiaries find full time employment (jobs that range between 35-40 hrs a week).

Here are our Ticket-To-Work Sites:

1. New York City – Call Matthew Silverstein at (212)599-5627 X.154 or email him at msilverstein@americaworks.com

Note: Orientation in held every Friday’s at 2pm at 228 East 45th Street NY, NY 10017. Please bring a resume, SS Card and Picture ID

2. Baltimore – Call (410)625-9675 or email Director Marsha Netus at mnetus@americaworks.com

3. Washington D.C. – Call (202)466-5627 and ask for Director Jennifer Tiller (jtiller@americaworks.com)

4. Albany, NY – Call (518)465-5627 and ask for Director Sheilah Rourke  (srourke@americaworks.com)

5. Newark, NJ – Call (862)267-3388 and ask for Director Anila Naqvi (anaqvi@americaworks.com)

For more information please visit our website at http://www.americaworks.com

 

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Why We Do What We Do

October 15, 2009

Simply put, America Works of New York, Inc. is a company with a conscience. When you read this story, we hope you’ll agree.

Although we’re essentially an employment agency, we’re a very specialized one. We call on private-sector employers to help lift people from poverty into independence.

Working with governments as well as faith- and community-based organizations (FCBOs), we place “hard-to-serve” people such as welfare recipients, homeless veterans, and former criminal offenders into the job market. Over our 25-year history, we estimate that we’ve found jobs for about 175,000 people in cities such as New York and Albany, N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; Baltimore, MD; and Oakland, CA.

Seeing the smiles on our clients’ faces when they gain employment is truly priceless. Believe us when we say that it never gets old.

But we don’t always know what brings people to our doorstep. That’s why we were especially moved by the letter we received yesterday from one of our clients. We hope you’ll see why we’re so committed to our mission.

To see more feedback from our clients, click on the Testimonials tab above.

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10/14/09

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is XXX XXX and here is my story.

In December ’08, I lost my fiancée due to a fatal car accident and in January ’09, I lost my mom due to ovarian cancer which left me with no family living and through all the expenses I ended up homeless and on the streets of Manhattan in May ’09.

Then in June, I answered a job ad in the New York Daily News at America Works…and met with the incredible caring help from Corina and Edi as they enlisted me for this job.

Their caring and great work for me truly started my life off again and now I’m doing great at the job. I now am off the streets and living in a furnished room and starting my life up again and feeling much better about myself.

Thank you again Corina, Edi, and the staff at America Works. You saved my life and gave me a life again.

Sincerely,

XXX XXX