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Hot Jobs Hot Jobs is a free, on-line tool for employers to use to recruit. If you don’t have the time, money or staff, let us post your positions on National & State Job Banks and spread the word through the most popular social media outlets. It’s easy: just take a couple of minutes to give us your job details and put us to work for you! You can copy/paste your job description into the form. Fill out the Hot Jobs form online.

How Can We Help You Meet Your COVID-19 Related Information Needs?

Here are some resources for answers to common questions regarding COVID-19 and business

  • Sign up for updates from the Governor on COVID-19 Click Here
  • Employee Retention Tax Credit. Does your business qualify? Click Here Current 05.14.20
  • Priority Regions for Reopening: Click Here Current 05.11.20
  • Governors Reopening Guidelines: Click Here Current 05.14.20
  • Check guidance on your industry in your area: Click Here Current 05.18.20
  • Does your business employ 2-20 people? Is your business located in an economically vulnerable community? Has your business been financiall harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You may qualify for a $5,000.00 small business grant from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Click Here Current 04.16.20
  • New Resource Opportunity: Main Street Lending Program: Click Here Current 04.14.2020
  • Self-Employed? Looking for Guidance on Unemployment? Click Here
  • Empire State Development is leveraging the Business Mentor NY system as a method of connecting small businesses in need of help with the growing number of business profesionals who are stepping up to volunter in this time of crisis. Current 04.13.20
  • Are you a Non-Profit facing increased demands during the COVID-19 pandemic? The COVID-19 Unity Response Fund, was established to support the efforts of non-profit organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response that are facing increased demand for community-based human services, and to invest in the needs of our essential workers. To apply to the COVID-19 Unity Response Fund, please click here. Current 04.02.20
  • Applications are now open for the second annual Grow-NY competition. Innovative food and ag startups can win $1 million. Winning companies will be required to execute bold plans to grow jobs, connect with local industry partners, and contribute to a thriving Upstate economy. Applications close July 15, 2020. Current 04.02.2020
  • Guidance for determining whether a business enterprise is subject to a 75% workforce reduction under Executive Order 202.6 (enacted to adddress the COVID-19 Outbreak) Current 03.20.20
  • NEW GUIDANCE on Essential Business Designations Click Here 05.14.20
  • Empire State Development has set up a web portal and FAQ page for individuals and businesses with business-related COVID -19 issues and questions on this website with all COVID-19. Current 03.20.20
  • Many businesses and organizations have expressed a desire to support New York State as it responds to the virus outbreak. Individuals or groups looking to volunteer or contribute to the
    State's effort should contact the Governor's Office at covid19assistance@exec.ny.gov Current 03.20.20
  • The Shared Work Program can provide an alternative to laying off employeees during business downturns by allowing workers to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. Instead of cutting staff, you are able to reduce the number of hours of all employees or just a certain group. Current 03.20.20
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a statewide disaster declaration for New York. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela Please click here for a fact sheet with information about the declaration and requirements. Current 03.20.20 (Note: Up to 4 weeks processing) Current 03.27.20
  • BREAKING NEWS!! Additional funding provided!! 04.22.20 SBA Loan Program Updates: Due to funding constraints, the SBA has stopped accepting applications for both the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and teh Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). If you have already applied for either program, you may still receive funds via the originally appropraited funding pool. The application process for one or both programs may be reopened if additional funding is appropriated. Current 04.17.20
  • Small Business Paycheck Protection Program: provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks for payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Apply Quickly as Funding is Capped!! Current 04.01.20
  • Locate a Lender for the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Current 04.03.20
  • Struggling Financially? Contact the financial instution that you currently bank with. Your financial institution may be able to offer a 0% interest loan that can cover your financial needs for the short term OR they can help you access an Express Bridge Loan (EBL) . The EBL Pilot Program is designed to supplement the SBA's direct disaster loan capabilities and authorizes SBA Express Lenders to provide expedited SBA-guaranteed bridge loan financing on an emergency basis in amounts up to $25,000 for disaster-related purposes to small businesses located in communities affected by Presidentially-declared disasters while those small businesses appy for and await long-term financing. For more information: EBL Pilot Program Current 03.27.20
  • Read the CARES ACT: Click Here Highlights from the CARES ACT: Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Click Here Current 03.27.20
  • Information on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Click here Info graphics (Coughlin&Gerhart LLP) FFCRA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Click Here and NYS COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law Click Here Current 03.26.20 Required Business Posting Click Here
  • How to Clean your Mask/Face Covering: Click Here Current 05.04.20
  • Executive Order 202.7 Notary's Services: Temporarily suspends the rule requiring physical appearance before a notary public until April 18, 2020 Click Here for Highlights Current 03.27.20

How Can We Help You Meet Your Business Needs?

  • Computerized Job Matching/Job Search Tools
  • Veterans Employment and Training Services
  • Employer Tax Credit Information
  • On-the-Job Training Funds
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Other Training Funds
  • Labor Market Information
  • Human Resource Consultants

Business Services Contact

Kellie Christopher
Business Services and Training Manager
Chemung Schuyler Steuben
Workforce New York

P: Working Remote - Use Cell
C: 607-368-8704
E: christopherk@csswfny.com
Access to Training Funds...
Strategic Talent Management Planning...

Priority of Service for Veterans - A low-income veteran or eligible spouse of a veteran will be given priority for all system services. For details please refer to the Priority of Service Policy on the Training Services page.

Labor Law Information

New Information

Attention all Southern Tier Businesses:
CHANGES IN THE LABOR LAW - Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) Notice of Rates of Pay and Regular Payday
Effective April 9, 2011 Section 195.1 of the Labor Law, requires all employers, other than governmental agencies, to give employees at the time of hire (before work is performed) and on or before February 1st of each year, notice of the following:
  1. The employee's rate or rates of pay;
  2. The overtime rate of pay, if the employee is subject to overtime regulations;
  3. The basis of wage payment (per hour, per shift, per week, piece rate, commission, etc.)
  4. Any allowances the employer intends to claim as part of the minimum wage including tip, meal, and lodging allowances;
  5. The regular pay day;
  6. The employer's name and any names under which the employer does business (DBA);
  7. The physical address of the employer's main office or principal place of business and, if different, the employer's mailing address;
  8. The employer's telephone number.
Please click here to read the guidelines.

2-1-1 HELPLINE ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES - a free, confidential referral service that connects individuals with resources/services in Steuben, Chemung, Allegany, Schuyler & Yates Counties. For more information:

CSS WFNY Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities for Businesses located in Chemung, Schuyler & Steuben Counties

  • New Hire On-the-Job Training
  • Employed Worker On-the-Job Training
  • Customized Training

For detailed information, please refer to the Training Opportunities tab.

Local Businesses - Do You Want to Learn How to Become Vetted in NYS:
Please click here to review the process.
Form #1 - Local Grant Pre-Award Agreement

Form #2 - NYS Responsibility Questionnaire

Grant Opportunities for Businesses

Metrix Learning Program & Forms

  • Metrix PP Presentation for Businesses click here
  • Basic Individual Intake Package click here and attach one form of I.D. (driver's license, passport or birth cert most common)
  • Metrix Renewal Form click here at 90/days if you would like to renew for one more/final license
  • To review the Metrix SkillsSoft Course Catalog click here
  • To review the Medcom Course Catalog click here
  • Interested in having an employee obtain a Certification, review the Certification Exam Price List by clicking here
  • Utilize our Certification Request Form by clicking here and view our Supportive Services Policy by clicking here

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