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 HereCurrent 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;
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.
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
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
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.
Basic Computer Courses
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.
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.