A Second Chance In Garden City


The Corporate Source relocates from Manhattan

Corporate Source CEO Michael Kramer

After more than two decades based in midtown Manhattan, The Corporate Source (TCS), a longtime provider of employment services for individuals with disabilities, has relocated to Garden City. The organization, which originally reached out to the New York metropolitan area, has expanded to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Moving to Garden City offers more value and efficiency as compared to midtown Manhattan,” said The Corporate Source CEO Michael Kramer. “The TCS New York workforce is predominantly on Long Island.”

TCS presently employs more than 275 individuals with disabilities, approximately 150 of them on Long Island and in the New York metro region. Examples of Long Island contract sites include the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Nassau and Suffolk County Courts, the Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building and the Internal Revenue Service. The types of employment opportunities that TCS provide range from facilities management and janitorial staff to mail room operations and office services.

The service provider additionally holds contracts with clients from the federal, state and private sectors.

“The organizational impact in the facilities where we operate has been significant,” said Kramer. “TCS provides the highest quality of services and provides a positive social impact that is experienced by all.

“The organization recruits individuals with disabilities matching them with the requirements of each contract, and has partnerships with many established Long Island nonprofit service providers and the office of ACCES-VR, the New York State vocational rehabilitation agency in Nassau and Suffolk.

“The business community on Long Island has been a welcoming partner to our mission and our workforce,” said TCS Vice President Margaret Brown.

In addition to direct career placement, the organization also offers training and vocational services such as job coaching, evaluation and career development.

“We have two clients: The customer and the individual with a disability,” continued Kramer. “TCS assures that each contract is provided the highest level of quality and service. Each one of our employees is fully trained and receives state-of-the-art equipment and the guidance required to perform the specifications of the job.”

“Our workforce has demonstrated that they consistently perform above the industry standard,” said Brown. “Our employees have had longterm stability, allowing them economic independence.”

TCS has received awards and recognitions, including “Works For Me” from the New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities and the New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) “Agency of the Year” award.

As for the future of The Corporate Source, Kramer expressed that the organization only wishes to grow.

“We encourage inquiries from Long Island companies and business owners who have outsourcing or contract service needs and want to see their company having a positive social impact as well as receive the highest quality service available,” Kramer said.

Visit www.thecorporatesource.org for more information on The Corporate Source. For career-related opportunities, call 516-419-5880.

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