Tools & Resources
- File an Unemployment Claim: https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg/
- 599 Information (Training while on Unemployment): http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/599Program.shtm#5991
Information for Veterans:
Priority services are offered to veterans, eligible spouses, and dependents. We provide the following services for those who have served in the military:
- Career Counseling
- Skills assessment
- Job search assistant/support
- Resume preparation
- List of civil service and other job opportunities
- Referrals to other agencies for supports and services
- Veteran specific referrals
Career Exploration Resources
- Online courses in computer software, finance, IT, and business. Programs are available in desktop computer skills, including MS Office, Lotus Notes, and QuickBooks Finance. There are also programs available that cover courses in accounting, human resources and administration, project management and leadership, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and some manufacturing skills, computer technology including A+, Network +, programming and networking. By completing the Metrix program, you will gain knowledge necessary for successful employment and receive a certificate of completion at the end of each course. Click here to learn about Metrix Online Learning.
- WorkKeys is a job skill assessment program that measures "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. The program is valuable for any occupation and at any level of education; connecting work skills, training and testing. WorkKeys is the basis for National Career Readiness Credential (CRC); a career credential that certifies job seekers have the core employability skills required across all industries and occupations. The CRC validates a job applicants skill level in the three areas selected by employers as most important: reading for information, locating for information, and applies mathematics. The CRC assesses individuals on three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. Skills gaps, once determined, can be addressed through an online training program, KeyTrain, targeted to develop and increase WorkKeys skills. Click here to check out WorkKeys. Click here to learn how KeyTrain can help you prepare for an educational program.
- Take a career interest assessment. Finding a career that fits your values and skills is important to longevity and satisfaction.
- Go to www.mynextmove.org/ interest profile to see positions you may be interested in.
- Meet with a career center representative to develop a job search plan, develop a resume, target companies that fit, prepare for interviews, and develop the skills needed to be successful in the workforce.