If you don’t think you can afford to take classes or go to college, think again! Find out how to qualify for financial aid and the various options available. We can help you choose the right one to meet your needs and goals.
Some of the best companies in the region come to us when they need to fill job openings. By registering with the OneWorkSource Centers, we will keep you updated about new employment opportunities as soon as they become available. If the position interests you, we can submit your resume directly to the people who hire! You can even post your resume on our website for employers to view!
You can access tools to make your job search efficient, including accessing resources you won’t find anywhere else under one roof. The OneWorkSource Centers connect you to Internet job banks where you can search for jobs around the state and across the country. More importantly, we can help you find the job you want.
Regardless of your experience or skill level, putting together a resume and cover letter is a crucial part of the job search. OneWorkSource professionals can help you maximize your resume and cover letters’ impact with hiring managers – whether you submit them online or by mail.
More than just computers and workstations, the OneWorkSource Resource Centers provide helpful information. Whether you are looking to learn new skills, get a new job, go to school to advance your career, we can assist you to get started on the path of success. We also offer workspace to research companies, design your resume or read career information in our library! At the OneWorkSource Centers, you can use our equipment to search for your next job - free of charge! We will also assist you submit your application.
Where do you find affordable childcare when your job requires that you work the third shift? Who will take care of an elderly family member with you get your next job? We know some jobs – and even job searches – can put a strain on your resources. OneWorkSource partners include state and private agencies that will help you find child care, elder care, affordable transportation and more.
Nothing can accelerate your career or get you into a new job faster than training. The OneWorkSource Centers are where to get information, apply / enroll into training and certification programs, including:
For more information, click on the link below to visit the OneWorkSource Center closest to you or call us toll-free at 866-WorkSource. OneWorkSource Center
Hundreds of individuals receive training annually under WIA to prepare them for occupations in our region. Most of this training occurs at the region’s community colleges or vocational institutions and provides specific occupational skills to these individuals. Many of these trainees earn recognized credentials in their occupation, and have also gained skills in workplace-competencies and computer literacy.
Businesses can receive a reimbursement of up to 50% of a trainee’s wages when they agree to hire and train an eligible worker. Trainees are often new entrants or seeking new skills to become re-employed after a lay-off. Under certain conditions, employed workers whose wages are low may be eligible to participate. The complexity of the job and the skills of the worker determine the training period. Trained staff assist by referring individuals to the training opportunity, helping design the training plan and provide on-going support during the training period and up to one year after the training has concluded.
Training can be designed to meet the needs of a business or group of businesses that agree to hire or retain a worker upon successful completion of training and pay at least 50% of the training costs. Employed workers who are not earning a self-sufficient wage may also be eligible to participate when the worker and the job meet specific conditions. The training may include occupational skills training as well as training in computer and workplace literacy and can be customized to meet the needs of businesses.
Businesses can partner to improve the skills of the workforce by offering short-term work assignments, job shadowing or internships. These opportunities are designed to build work maturity skills and orient individuals to specific occupations and assist them in determining career choices. The opportunities are designed to improve individual skills. Businesses can attract new or returning entrants to the labor market into careers in their respective field of business.
Retraining and job placement assistance that are tailored to the needs of businesses and the laid-off employees are available. The New York State Department of Labor maintains a Rapid Response unit to help businesses successfully manage a large layoff or plant closure by working with management and labor to arrange appropriate retraining and re-employment services. If you are anticipating a major disruption for your workforce, contact the team early for confidential assistance.
Limited financial assistance can be available to individuals who participate in program services. Short-term assistance with transportation, childcare, tools, equipment, uniforms and other benefits may be available to assist individuals when necessary.