Thursday, April 30, 2009

Job Fair-May 12th & May 19th

  • On Tuesday, May 12,2009 the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will hold a Job Fair at the Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information please call the Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library Reference Desk at (631) 399-1511 ext. 240. Click here for information on companies scheduled to attend this job fair.

  • On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will hold a Job Fair at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Building from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm. For more information please call the Half Hollow Hills Community Library at (631) 421-4530. Click here for information on companies scheduled to attend this job fair.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Online Resource For The Unemployed

The Canned is a great online resource for those who are recently unemployed and find themselves facing the many challenges that come with the loss of a job. This website will assist you with important issues such as:

  • Filing for unemployment benefits
  • Getting health insurance
  • Finding a new job
  • Keeping a sense of humor
It also features a Layoff Blog & daily articles with important information that will help you get back on your feet.

Friday, April 24, 2009

"Gas Card" Program For Job Seekers Expanded Statewide

Additional transportation assistance for unemployed workers will be made available by the New York State Department of Labor in 20 non-rural counties in New York State, including Suffolk County. Each Workforce Investment Board in these counties will receive $6,250 that may be used to help pay transportation expenses for unemployed workers to access services at One-Stop Career Centers, apply for jobs, attend interviews and receive training. Unemployed workers in these counties should contact their local One-Stop Career Center for additional information and specific eligibility requirements. In general, recipients must be unemployed, actively looking for work, and registered with their local One-Stop Career Center to receive transportation assistance under this program.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The Suffolk County Department of Labor's Displaced Homemaker Resource Center is offering a free Career Training Program for persons re-entering the workplace after years of working in the home. The program covers a variety of topics such as assertiveness, self-esteem, resume writing & interview skills. The program begins Monday, May 4th and continues through May 21st. It will be held at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center & classes will run from 9:30AM -1:00PM. Registration is required and will be held April 29th & April 30th at 10:00AM at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center. For more information or to reserve your spot for registration please call (631) 853-6540.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New York State Library Job Information Web Page Helps Job Seekers

  • Thousands of New Yorkers are seeking career counseling and employment-related assistance through their public libraries in these tough economic times. Libraries and library staff across the state are struggling to meet increased demands from the public for a wide variety of job-related services and web-based information.

    To help libraries and library staff better help job seekers, the New York State Library has created a web page with links to important Job and Career Information resources.

    Please visit the New York State Library's Job and Career Information web page for:
  • Basics in job search resources.
  • Links to outstanding public library system and public library employment and education web pages.
  • State and national job and career links.
  • Recent media items on the importance of libraries for people who are unemployed and in need of job and career assistance and resources.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Long Island Career Fair

Want to meet companies that are hiring on Long Island? Come to the "Long Island Career Fair" on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at The Hilton Long Island, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY 11747.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Career Counselor Appointments

There are still appointments available for the Huntington Library Career Counselor. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you can schedule a free, one hour appointment.

  • Can’t decide what to do with the rest of your life?

  • Exploring career options?

  • Looking for a Job?

  • Need help with a resume?

  • Want to learn appropriate interview strategies ?

  • How to conduct an effective job campaign?

  • Changing careers or reentering the work force?

Dates Available

May 19 & June 16 6:00-9:00 PM at Main Street

May 5 & June 2 6:00-8:00 PM at the Station Branch

Government Jobs You Should Apply For Now

While companies around the country continue to shrink their workforces, the Federal Government is hiring. Here are some of the better opportunities available right now. Take a look at the Forbes website to help with your job search. They have been looking through the U.S. Department of Labor's lists of open jobs to find the highest-paid professional positions and then posting them once every other week. For more information on Government Jobs please visit these website USAJOBS & Government Job Search. Reserve your copy of these helpful books today The Book of U.S. Government Jobs by Dennis V. Damp & Government Job Finder by Daniel Lauber.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Program Helps Jobless Professionals Get Back On Track

Stony Brook University now offers a new program that prepares unemployed professionals for project management or business analysis certifications, provides job-search support and even introduces them to employers. Pat Malone, the program's director says "the Professional Group Program funded by Long Island's three Workforce Investment Boards, run by state and county labor departments, is a way to help professionals navigate this crisis in the economy and job market". Prospective participants can learn more at Long Island's One Stop Career Centers or by e-mailing Click here to read an article about the Professional Group Program.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Improved Internet Job Search

Here is a list of new & improved Internet job search tools that can help guide you through your job search.

Job Search:

Where the Jobs Are & Aren't:

Job Advice:

Monday, April 6, 2009

Stimulus Job Watch

With the passing of the Stimulus Plan in February, new job and career opportunities are being created and expected to open up nationwide. The Stimulus plan promises to create or save over 3 million jobs. Many people are wondering where these jobs will show up, and how they can land one. Below are are a few links that offer information on specific ways to make it easier to find a stimulus job as well as tips and opportunities for job seekers. Reserve a copy of this new book coming to the library soon: "Great Jobs in the President's Stimulus Plans" by Laurence Shatkin.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Under-the-radar careers

On April 4th Yahoo! News put out an interesting article regarding "Under the Radar" careers. The article states that "these little-known, but well-paid jobs are emerging as the U.S. economy evolves." The list includes five professions that are considered "up-and-coming careers in today's hottest fields that may fly under the radar for now, but that's likely to change in the future". Click the link below to read the article.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

How to Claim Your Unemployment Benefits

"Good Morning America" has put out an important article regarding what you should know about benefits and unemployment insurance. Tory Johnson the workplace contributer for "Good Morning America" and the founder and CEO of Women for Hire, offers helpful tips for claiming your unemployment benefits. For information on filing for Unemployment please visit the NYS Department of Labor website & the United States Department of Labor website.

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