CAREERS Support Solutions Anniversary Celebration

Employees and Employers Honored for Outstanding Achievements

White Plains, New York, October 25th, 2018 – Turco’s in Yorktown Heights was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions (CAREERS) 31st Anniversary Celebration, held October 25th at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job placement, training and support from CAREERS.

Ellen Bloom, Marketing Director for New York Presbyterian Hospital was named Supervisor of the Year while Pearl Murphy and Carmelo Melilli of Putnam Ridge were honored with the Creating Opportunities Investing in Futures Award.  The Outstanding Workplace Support Award was shared by staff at the Somers and Larchmont Stop and Shop stores.

PepsiCo EnAble, a corporate outreach program which champions inclusion for people with different abilities, was once again the Premier Sponsor of the event. Curry Automotive and Marianne and Patrick Brown were Major Sponsors.

Contributing Sponsors include Hart Vida & Partners, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Unitex Textile Rental Services, The Kitson Law Firm, CAREERS’ Board President Karen Brown of Cortlandt Manor and ShopRite Supermarkets. Awards of Appreciation were given to CAREERS corporate and foundation supporters, including KeyBank, HOPE For Youth Foundation, Wells Fargo, Hitachi Metals America, Peoples United Community Foundation, and United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

“Highlighting our hard-working clients, honoring our devoted employers and thanking our corporate, foundation and individual supporters makes tonight the most important night on our calendar,” CAREERS Executive Director Tina Cornish-Lauria said.  “We look forward to 31 more years of fostering workplace success for people who want to work”

About CAREERS Support Solutions, Inc.

CAREERS’ mission is to insure individuals with disabilities find sustained, meaningful employment in the communities in which they live. Since 1987, CAREERS has made over 2,700 job placements and provided support services to thousands of people with disabilities in Westchester and Putnam Counties.  

For more information on CAREERS programs for individuals with disabilities or employers in need of qualified help, contact CAREERS’ Valhalla office, serving central and lower Westchester at (914) 741-8500, or Carmel office which serves northern Westchester and Putnam Counties at (845) 225-8007.  For more information, please visit, or friend us on Facebook at .

Submitted by Carmel, NY

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