New York Employment Services System
Operating under a whole-person philosophy, New York State (NYS) has successfully brought together its employment services systems to create a single approach to linking and coordinating employment supports, using the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant as the catalyst. NYS seized the opportunity under the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant to focus time and resources on creating a cultural change to merge the segregated disability-related employment systems into the mainstream resource that most people in NYS (and elsewhere) turn to for assistance in finding job opportunities and supports – the Department of Labor.
This comprehensive employment system called the New York Employment Services System (NYESS) provides all New Yorkers – regardless of their (dis)Ability – with a single point to access all employment-related services and supports, including job matching with the approximately 90,000 jobs currently posted by employers in the NYS Job Bank.
This employment system consists of the NYS Department of Labor's One-Stop Operating System (OSOS), which connects job seekers with employment opportunities in the NYS Job Bank, as well as a data warehouse of employment-related information operated by OMH. Providers of employment-related supports and services licensed by or contracting with one of the participating state agencies should sign up to utilize this system (certain providers of ACCES-VR, NYSCB, NYSOFA, OASAS, OMH, OPWDD, and the NYS Department of Labor may be required to use the system for reporting purposes).
NYESS is working to enhance our ability to improve employment outcomes for New Yorkers with disabilities, and is working to connect businesses/employers to providers of employment supports. Among the many benefits, NYESS: