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Looking for Direction during the COVID-10 Employment Challenge?

CARES Act Flow Chart for Unemployment (included PUA): Click Here

Believe your employer is not following the Governors Executive Order 202.8 ? Do you have concerns relating to your employers "Essential" business designation?

Contact: labor.bureau@ag.ny.gov

Are you an Essential Worker who needs assistance paying for child care? Child care costs will be covered with $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to essential staff whose income is less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level - or $78,600 for a family of four - and will be paid up to market rate for each region statewite. Click Here Current 04.27.20 Summary: Click Here

Unemployment Insurance Filing:

Providing Unemployment Insurance benefits is the Department of Labor's number one priority and everyone who is entitled to UI benefits will receive them in a timely manner.

Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fact Sheet: Click Here

To that end the Department of Labor is implementing a new more efficient filing system based on the first letter of the applicants last name (alphabetical order). Here is the step-by-step process for filing;

  • A-F: Monday
  • G-N: Tuesday
  • O-Z: Wednesday
  • Missed your day: Thursday and Friday

Filing later in the week will not delay payments or affect the date of an individual's claim, since all claims are effective on the Monday of the week in which they are filed.

Unemployment Claim hours are extended as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Friday- 8:00am -6:00pm
  • Saturday - 7:30am-8:00pm

Here is a step by step process to file a claim.

If you filed for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, you do not need to prove your are searching for employment to make a claim. Department of Labor Commissioner Reardon has signed a new order that limits all work search activities for all unemployed claimants. No activities are required during the pandemic to receive unemployment benefits.

Have questions regarding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance? Here is a fact sheet that may be able to assist with your question. Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions regarding New York Paid Family Leave COVID-19: Click Here

Job Zone: Online Job Search Portal Fact Sheet:Click Here

Interviewing: How to prepare for Interviews Fact Sheet: Click Here

How to clean your mask/face covering: Click Here

Looking for New Employment?

Need Help with Interviewing Skills? Click Here

Whether you are just beginning a job search, or you know exactly what you want to do, the Workforce New York system offers "no-fee" services such as:

  • Career Resource Library
  • Computerized Job Matching
  • Internet Access for Job Search
  • Resume Preparation Assistance
  • Workshops & Group Counseling
  • Assessment Testing
  • A Variety of Training Options

Local Recruitment Opportunities

Priority of Service for Veterans - A 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.

Workshops

  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Basic Computer Courses
  • Career Exploration
A variety of workshops are available throughout the five career centers. There are three easy ways to access this information. You are welcome to click on the calendar tab to review the classes being offered, phone one of the local career centers, or visit the career center with the most convenient location.

On-line Resources

A variety of on-line resources can assist you with your job search and career exploration. As always, you are welcome to utilize the no-fee, high-speed internet access available in all five career centers.

Local Resources

An array of local partners work in conjunction with the workforce system to assist the community with the multitude of issues that families are faced with difficult times.
  • 2-1-1 Helpline - Referral system for a comprehensive array of services in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Allegany & Yates Counties.
  • Struggling Emotionally through COVID-19 layoff: For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider call 1-844-863-9314

High Growth Career Opportunities

Are you looking for high growth career opportunities? Check out the following pathways:

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