A New York consulting firm has, for eight years, been creating employment for people whose job prospects would ordinarily be considered somewhere between dim and nonexistent. Whether dealing with folks who are addicted, battered, disabled, elderly, immigrant, mentally ill, AIDS-infected, or homeless, Small & Associates has had success in finding – or making – jobs that pay.
Ted Small’s specialty is creative, profitable partnerships between public, private, and non-profit sectors. Using skills from management, social science, counselling, engineering, architectural design, marketing, finance and administration, the Small philosophy is that it’s only a solution when it lasts – and when everybody wins.
Jobs created by Small, his wife Barbara, and a staff with widely varied skills and experience, include printing and binding, manufacture (some of the manufacture involves recycled plastics), recycling (even non-infectious waste generated by hospitals), and hotel work – from front desk to maintenance. Employing those often viewed as unemployable, Small’s corporate clients report finding their workers both hardworking and dedicated.
For more information, write Small & Associates, 170 Broadway, Suite 800, New York, NY 10038. Or call them at 212/732-1170.