Training and Employment Programs

Taxonomy Code: ND-6500

Programs that provide job development, job training, job search, job placement, specialized job situations and other supportive services for individuals and groups who are having difficulty finding paid employment. These programs especially target people who have minimal job skills, veterans, older workers, youth, ex-offenders, public assistance recipients, refugees/immigrants, members of minority groups and others who are vocationally disadvantaged. Included are government-subsidized programs and those offered through the private sector.

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APPRENTICE TRAININGDevelops skilled workers through a combined program of learning a skilled trade through training on-the-job and learning the related technical knowledge in a classroom or through correspondence courses. Benefits include a reliable source of trained workers, less turnover and improved employee relations. An apprenticeship training program begins with a detailed job analysis. Then a training program is designed to ensure the apprentice masters the full spectrum of job functions, attains the knowledge necessary to exercise independent judgement, and subscribes to the highest standards of professional conduct. To become an apprentice, you must be 18 years old, or 16 years old with parental approval. The length of training varies from one to six years, depending on the occupation. Apprenticeship programs are conducted by employers, jointly by employers and unions, or by groups of employers. To learn more about this program, call your local Department of Labor office.NassauAPPRENTICE TRAININGNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/NASSAU
DISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAM-NASSAU COUNTYServes people who have been displaced from their careers as unpaid homemakers. It offers services to help with the challenges people in these situations often face. Some people have trouble finding: Child care; Transportation; Housing; Basic necessities; Jobs; Others may face: Emotional challenges; Medical needs and Legal problems. Services include: Crisis intervention; Counseling; Referral to community service agencies; Assertiveness training; Decision-making training; Assessment; Resume writing; Job search strategies and Job clubs. The final goal is for people to become employed and economically independent. If you or someone you know can benefit from this program, visit or call the center nearest you.NassauDISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAM-NASSAU COUNTYNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/NASSAU
DISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAM-SUFFOLK COUNTYProvides multipurpose vocationally related services to individuals who have been displaced from their careers as unpaid homemakers. The goal of the program is to help long term homemakers develop and implement sound vocational plans leading to employment which will allow them to become economically independent. The program provides personal career counseling to assist women who have lost their financial support and are in transition from unpaid homemaker to the paid workforce. The program helps women who are separated, divorced, widowed, or whose spouse is disabled or long-term unemployed to find the confidence and self-esteem to progress toward economic independence. Crisis intervention, counseling and referral to relevant community service agencies are often critical preliminary needs of displaced homemakers. Program participants can then move on to various structured job readiness programs, which teach skills ranging from assertiveness to decision making to resume writing and job seeking strategies. Individual counseling and placement services, including assessment and resume preparation are provided to participants before, during, after or in lieu of structured job preparation programs. To learn more about this program, call your local Department of Labor Community Service Centers or Local Representative Heather Graham.SuffolkDISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAM-SUFFOLK COUNTYSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
EMPLOYMENT CAREER CENTER AT SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOROffers a cutting-edge endeavor which brings together both employers and job seekers, providing a comprehensive, one-stop approach to job search. Staffed with employment professionals from several private and public entities, the Employment Center functions as a full service human resources facility. The center supplies the job seeking customer with all the tools necessary for a self-directed or staff-assisted job search, and provides employers with facilities and workforce support. Equipped with state of the art computers, fax machines, phones, and copiers, the Employment Center also maintains job banks and specializes in job clubs, job fairs, employability and computer workshops and focus groups. Employment Center visitors are able to accomplish many tasks, whether it be to create and edit their resume, navigate the Internet for their job search. Employers may interview prospective employees on-site. Call for Additional Information or Schedule an Appointment for an Informational Meeting and Immediate Access.SuffolkEMPLOYMENT CAREER CENTER AT SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABORNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/SUFFOLK
HEMPSTEAD WORKS CAREER CENTEROffers a network of organizations coordinated by the Town of Hempstead Department of Occupations Resources. Whether you are an employer seeking to hire qualified workers or an individual looking for a job, Hempstead Works offers valuable services to assist you. Working in partnership with business, industry and the community, we are dedicated to developing and maintaining the talented workforce that our economy demands. We help employers to recruit, train and retrain employees. We also help jobseekers to find employment and to build their workplace skills. Call for more detailed information regarding the services that are offered.NassauHEMPSTEAD WORKS CAREER CENTERNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/NASSAU
HICKSVILLE CAREER CENTERThe Workforce Partnership (TWP) is a consortium of local governments funded by the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). TWP is a component of a network of organizations that focus on both assisting employers in hiring qualified workers and helping job seekers to develop the skills and abilities necessary to secure gainful employment. TWP administers a variety of employment related services under the auspices of the Federal Workforce Investment Act. The Partnership represents the Town of Oyster Bay, Town of North Hempstead and the City of Glen Cove under the Act. If you are a local business, you should know that you are a valued customer of the The Workforce Partnership and that we have a variety of services available to you at no cost. Take a look at the services available under the “Services for Employers” section of our website. If you are a Job Seeker, the Resource Areas at our two Career Centers are designed primarily to support you in your self-directed job search and specially designed staff are available to assist you. These services are free to you. Information about the available services are available in the “Services for Job Seekers” section of our website. The Workforce Partnership jointly operates Workforce New York Career Centers in Hicksville and Massapequa. Call for more detailed information.NassauHICKSVILLE CAREER CENTERNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/NASSAU
MASSAPEQUA EMPLOYMENT CENTERThe Workforce Partnership (TWP) is a consortium of local governments funded by the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). TWP is a component of a network of organizations that focus on both assisting employers in hiring qualified workers and helping job seekers to develop the skills and abilities necessary to secure gainful employment. TWP administers a variety of employment related services under the auspices of the Federal Workforce Investment Act. The Partnership represents the Town of Oyster Bay, Town of North Hempstead and the City of Glen Cove under the Act. If you are a local business, you should know that you are a valued customer of the The Workforce Partnership and that we have a variety of services available to you at no cost. Take a look at the services available under the “Services for Employers” section of our website. If you are a Job Seeker, the Resource Areas at our two Career Centers are designed primarily to support you in your self-directed job search and specially designed staff are available to assist you. These services are free to you. Information about the available services are available in the “Services for Job Seekers” section of our website. The Workforce Partnership jointly operates Workforce New York Career Centers in Hicksville and Massapequa. Call for more detailed information.NassauMASSAPEQUA EMPLOYMENT CENTERNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/NASSAU
SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR-SATELLITE LOCATIONOffers free resume writing, job search assistance, free training programs and referrals. Walk-ins welcomeSuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-RESOURCE CENTER-WYANDANCHTOWN OF BABYLON
SUFFOLK COUNTY ONE-STOP EMPLOYMENT CENTERProvides services for a one-stop approach to job search, bringing together both employers and job seekers. Functions as a full service human resources facility, staffed with professionals from several private and public entities. Supplies tools necessary for a self-directed or staff assisted job search and provides employers with facilities and workforce support. Maintains job banks and specializes in job clubs, job fairs, employability, computer workshops and focus groups. Visitors can perform such tasks as resume writing and navigating the internet for a job search. Employers may interview prospective employees on-site. Youth career services are also available. Disability accommodations are available. Call for additional information or schedule an appointment for an informational meeting and immediate access.SuffolkONE-STOP EMPLOYMENT CENTERSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
WORKFORCE NEW YORK CAREER CENTER-PATCHOGUEOffices provide convenient one-stop shopping for employment-related needs. Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions offices offer many DOL programs in a single location-including career related assistance and services for employers.Staff at these centers have been cross-trained in Department services so they can address more completely the needs of employers and job seekers. The Division of Employment Services works with the public and private sectors to create job opportunities, offer job fairs, help workers find a job, and help businesses find skilled workers. Contact us if you are looking for a job or for employees, are interested in apprenticeship, or want to locate one of our Career Service Centers. Additional Suffolk County offices can be found in Hauppauge. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWORKFORCE NEW YORK CAREER CENTER-PATCHOGUENEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/SUFFOLK
YOUTH CAREER CENTERProvides employment related services to Suffolk County Youth. Offers youth career counseling, resume preparation, computer labs, job listings, vocational training, video library, phones/fax for job search and career exploration via Career Zone and Choices, as well as access to the Community Resource Database of Long Island. Cooperates with several Suffolk County school districts to promote good work habits and workplace skills aimed towards a future of success in the workforce. Offers in-school youth experience program for economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth ages 16-21, out-of-school youth work experience program for economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth ages 16-24, out-of-school youth work experience program for economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth ages 16-24 who are high school dropouts wanting to complete their high school education or graduates who are seeking to develop good work habits and employment skills and a summer youth employment program designed to provide first-time work experience opportunities to economically disadvantaged youth. Call for more information.SuffolkYOUTH CAREER CENTERSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

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