Statewide Initiative to Help Connect Job Seekers to Employment
Statewide Initiative to Help Connect Job Seekers to Employment


Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a new initiative to build upon extensive efforts already underway by the New York State Department of Labor to connect job seekers to the record more than 220,000 available jobs, tools and training resources. 


The New York State Department of Labor continues to proactively connect New Yorkers with jobs through recruitment, skill-matching, marketing, community outreach, virtual career services, a broadcast and social media campaign, and other ongoing efforts as part of New York State's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this new initiative, the New York State Department of Labor will expand those existing services to collaborate with additional community partners across the state to educate New Yorkers about no-cost resources available to connect them with jobs. The Department of Labor will also partner with Community Based Organizations, including those who assisted New Yorkers through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to connect those in need to jobs, training and other resources.


The full press release including important details about this initiative can be found here


Department of Labor Training and Informational Flyers
How to Help a Jobseeker

This information flyer provides information about a series of trainings for front-line customer services staff, beginning in December 2021, to ensure they have a full understanding of resources available to job seekers and are aware of best practices.

Upcoming Virtual Job Fairs

This informational flyer provides information about upcoming virtual job fairs. Job seekers can engage with businesses in a job fair setting without leaving home.