Welcome to CNY Works! • Office Hours: • Monday-Friday8:00am – 5:00pm • Tuesdays8:00am – 8:00pm • Phone(315) 473-8250 Your One-Stop Career Center
General Policies • Did you park in the correct lot? • Corner of North Clinton Street and Genant Drive • Please silence or turn off all cell phones and pagers when you arrive at CNY Works. • Please no texting while at CNY Works. • Customers are required to check in at the front desk each time they visit CNY Works. • Customers require staff escorts to and from services.
Evacuation & Security • In the event of an emergency, use the nearest emergency exit.Emergency exits are at either end of the center hallway and through the main lobby. • Weapons are prohibited. • If you are in possession of something that could be considered a weapon, you will be asked to leave the premises and secure it.
Our Goal Our goal at CNY Worksis to assist youto make positive changes in your life by fully utilizing all aspects of this facility and the dedicated staff working here. We will assist you to help yourself. Signed,CNY Works Staff
CNY Works Provides… • Job search support • Individual employment plan development • Current labor market information • Information on training assistance • Job matching and referrals • Specialized resources for customers requiring bilingual assistance • All services available at no cost to you
Resource CenterLocate career information necessary to make informed choices about your future • No appointments necessary – walk in anytime • Computers, printers, copier, fax, phones • Complimentary internet access (Job Search Only) • Resume software • Staff support • Job listings • Civil Service Exam Listings and Typing Tests • Adaptive computer equipment and software to assist individuals with disabilities • Community resources and reference material • Free postage for up to 5 resumes per day Please refrain from using cell phones. If you need to take or make a call or send text messages, please do so in the area outside the lobby at the bottom of the stairs.
On-Site ActivitiesWorkshops provide current information to help you enhance your job search! • Interviewing Skills • Resume Overview: Styles and Content • Resume Express Clinic • Job Search Forum • Exploring Training Opportunities • Find out if your training plans qualify for tuition assistance • Ask your Career Consultant for details
On-Site Computer Classes • Beginner & intermediate coursework • Instructor-led, hands-on learning • Small classes • Individual attention • Morning or afternoon sessions • Certificate awarded upon completion
On-Site Computer Classes PC Literacy Intro to Excel Excel 1 Excel 2 Access Keyboarding Word 1 Word 2 PowerPoint Word 1 and/or Excel 1 can be skipped by getting 80% or better on the OPAC Tests in the Resource Room
How to Enroll forClasses and Workshops • Ask your Career Consultant or • E-mail your requests to: SignUp@cnyworks.com • Include the following: • Your name and phone number • Last 4 digits of your SSN • Names of workshops/classes you wish to attend
Veterans Service Representative Provides specialized services to the Veteran community throughout Onondaga County. These services include referrals to local support services that help meet your employment goals such as:. • Referral to federal, state and local Veterans Service Agencies/Organizations. • Protecting and preserving your DD-214. • Referral to NY State Division of Veterans Affairs for State Benefits
Disability Resource Coordinator Facilitates seamless and comprehensive services to persons with disabilities. These services include referrals to local support services that help meet your employment goals such as: • Social Security Work Incentives • Benefits Advisement • Medicaid Buy-In Program • To request accommodation suggestions Please see your Career Consultant if you have any questions.
On the Job Training (OJT)Can give you the competitive edge! • Could provide an advantage if youfind a job you’d like to do, but aren’t fully qualified • If employer is willing to train you, they can be reimbursed for training costs • You still get a full paycheck because CNY Works picks up the other half • OJT is not “automatic” – you must apply with CNY Works first and have your plan approved • Interested? Ask for the OJT flyer at the end of today’s session for more details & contact info
599 Program Please see your Career Consultant for more information Are you receiving unemployment insurance benefits, enrolled in training or planning to enroll, and interested in 599? The following minimum qualifications apply: • Training must be full time • Must complete entire training in 24 months or less • Must have 12 class hours of training per week or 12 credit hours per semester If APPROVED for training you may be excused from a job search while in training. 599 program DOES NOT PROVIDE Tuition Assistance.
Trade Act • Are you unemployed due to foreign competition? • Has your company applied for or been approved for the TAA program? You may be eligible for special benefits under the Trade Act. Your Career Consultant can determine if you may be eligible for TAA benefits.
The InternetAn important tool in your job search! • More employers are using the web to post job openings and to accept applications & resumes • If you don’t have an e-mail address, many websites offer free accounts (Resource Center staff can help you) • Your packet includes several helpful job search websites.
Recommended Websites • O*Net Online • http://www.onetonline.org • Occupational information • Job growth data • Salary information • JobZone • http://www.jobzone.ny.gov • Explore career options • Self-assessments
SMARTSkills Matching and Referral Technology • Automated job matching system • We will submit your resume to SMART. It will analyze how your “transferable skills” can be applied to different types of careers. • Previous jobs • Volunteer experience • Hobbies • Job matches are sent directly to your email starting within 24 hours of submission. • All CNY Works customers will be enrolled in SMART.
What AreTransferable Skills? • Skills and abilities acquired in one field that you can apply to new employment in a different career field. • Transferable skills can be useful for: • Cover letter: Grab the reader’s attention • Résumé: Provide greater detail about your skills • Interview: Explain how your skills can benefit the employer
Visitwww.cnyworks.com • Find out more about all the services we offer • Current job listings • Upcoming on-site employer recruitments • Workshop and computer class schedules • View this presentation again anytime
Equal Opportunity is the Law It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1988 (WIA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIA title I-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administrator of, or in connection with such a program or activity. If you think you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIA Title I-financially assisted activity, you may file a complaint with in 180 days from the date of the alleged violation. Please see a staff member for additional information.
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