Tax break sought for disabled workers

A state senator from Rockland is hoping a tax incentive will help employers hire the developmentally disabled. Sen. David Carlucci, along with advocates for the

The 'Inspire New York' plan would help employers hire the developmentally disabled.

The 'Inspire New York' plan would help employers hire the developmentally disabled. (3/11/14)

PEARL RIVER - A state senator from Rockland is hoping a tax incentive will help employers hire the developmentally disabled.

Sen. David Carlucci, along with advocates for the developmentally disabled, came to the ARC Rockland Career Center in Pearl River yesterday to promote his "Inspire New York" plan.

The proposed legislation would provide a tax credit directly to employers who hire individuals who are developmentally disabled.

The Fairway Market in Nanuet already employs a number of developmentally disabled workers, and their general manager says they are valuable employees. "The people with learning disabilities bring an extreme dedication and attention to detail that sometimes is missing even in regular employees, so it's been a great benefit to us," says Ed Burke.

Carlucci says the legislation is needed to help 8,000 people who used to work in sheltered workshops move into mainstream employment.

The tax incentive is part of the budget coming up for a vote next month.

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