Job Seeker Services
Who's Hiring This Week??? (01/22/2021)
Looking for Direction during the COVID-19 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?
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 statewide. 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.
Partial Unemployment Insurance Changes in
Effect for Work Starting Monday, January 18, 2021 - Which Unemployed New
Yorkers will Certify for Starting Sunday, January 24, 2021
- New Yorkers who work between zero and
four hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive their full unemployment
- New Yorkers who work
between four and ten hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive 75
percent of their unemployment benefit;
- New Yorkers who work
between ten and 20 hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive half of their
- New Yorkers who work
between 20 and 30 hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive 25 percent of their
- New Yorkers who work over
30 hours in a week, regardless of earnings, will not receive any of their
Claimants will still be required to submit weekly certifications online or
over the phone to receive their benefits each week. However, to allow the DOL
to immediately implement this change, claimants will use a formula to convert
the number of hours they work into a number of "days" to report when
When DOL's certification system asks for the number of days
worked, Claimants will add together the total number of hours they worked
during a given week and use the following chart to determine how their weekly
hours worked translates to the number of days they should report when
Worked In A Given Week
Days to Report When Certifying
Reduction in Benefits
When totaling hours for the week, claimants
should use a maximum of 10 hours per day, even if they worked more hours during
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?
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
Alstom - Hornell, NY
Alstom in Hornell, NY is recruiting for the position of General Mechanic II. Interested applicants can download the application here, complete and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Virtual Meet the Employer
Have an opportunity to meet with the employer and explore:
- What are the activities of this business?
- What types of positions do they typically recruit for?
- What skill sets do they value most for employment?
- What soft skills do they look for when hiring?
- What positions are open and how do you apply?
- EOP (Food Service/Culinary) - January 27, 2021 5:00pm-6:00pm
- Chemung County Health Department - February 4, 2021 3:0pm-4:00pm
Email: email@example.com to register to attend TODAY!
Workshops: Click here for January 2021 Workshops
We now offer a variety of virtual workshops.
- Resume Writing
- Cover Letter Writing
- Transferable Skills
- Budgeting & More
To register for any of the scheduled workshops, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one full business day prior to each workshop. (Any registration request less than one full business day in advance may not guarantee a slot for that workshop). An email confirmation and virtual invite will be sent to the participant after registration information and request is received and approved.
*Please note that workshop date/times are subject to change or cancellation. Notification of such changes will be given to all registrants at least two hours before the scheduled workshop begins.*
Virtual Job Fairs:
- Tioga County Job Fair 2021 March 10, 2021 10:00am-2:00pm Click here for more information.
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.
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 (844) 863-9314
High Growth Career Opportunities
Are you looking for high growth career opportunities? Check out the following pathways: