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Who's Hiring This Week??? (01/22/2021)

Click here for "Who's Hiring This Week!" 

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?

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 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 benefit;
  • 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 unemployment benefit;
  • New Yorkers who work between 20 and 30 hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive 25 percent of their unemployment benefit;
  • New Yorkers who work over 30 hours in a week, regardless of earnings, will not receive any of their unemployment benefit.

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 certifying.

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 certifying.

Hours Worked In A Given Week

Number of Days to Report When Certifying

Percent 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 a day.

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 info@csswfny.com

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?  

 January Schedule  

  • EOP (Food Service/Culinary) - January 27, 2021 5:00pm-6:00pm
February Schedule
  • Chemung County Health Department - February 4, 2021 3:0pm-4:00pm

Email: info@csswfny.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 info@csswnfy.com 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. 

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 (844) 863-9314

High Growth Career Opportunities

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

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