Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tax-Free Fare Benefit Information

Many companies serving the NY Metro region offer employer-sponsored tax-free transit fare programs. Federal tax law allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for transit commuting costs through employer sponsored programs. Up to $230 per month is exempted from federal, state, and city income taxes, social security and Medicare taxes, and federal unemployment insurance. For more information on how these programs work, click below.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Job Fair July 22nd

The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will hold a Job Fair on July 22nd at the South Huntington Public Library. The Job Fair will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. No registration required. Bring your resume and dress for success! For a list of companies scheduled to attend click here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Suffolk County Community College Showcases New Manufacturing Technology Program

Over the next five years, more than 4,000 regional manufacturing jobs will be opening up in a wide range of industries, including jobs in emerging renewable energy industries both locally and nationally. This new innovative A.A.S. program provides high-quality education that affords graduates opportunities for employment in industries related to the manufacturing of everything from electronics to biomedical supplies to green consumer products and parts for the aerospace industry. The program will debut for the Fall 2009 semester and will operate from a newly constructed 18,000 square-foot environmetally sensitive, LEED-certified building on the Brentwood campus. Classes are offered during both days and evenings. For enrollment details, please contact Suffolk Community College at (631) 851-6719. There will be an Open House on July 15th 2009 at 5:30 PM at Suffolk County Community College, Captree Commons Room: 114.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Relief From Student Loan Payments

Drowning in student loan debt? Starting July 1, there will be a new student loan program designed to help struggling grads make their payments. Those who will really benefit from this program are grads saddled with student loan debt who can’t find jobs; grads that have a lot of debt compared to income; and people who are going into public service. To calculate your eligibility, go to Finaid.org.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Job Postings from U.S. Census Bureau Regional Office

Need a job? Please check out the newly listed job postings from the U.S. Census Bureau Regional office. Open each link to see the geographic area of consideration (where applicants must reside).
1. http://www.census.gov/ronyc/www/emply.html

2. http://www.census.gov/ronyc/www/newyork2010jobs.html

For Infromation on how to apply click here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Job seekers learn networking from L.I. Breakfast Club

The L.I Breakfast Club is a non-profit organization who's mission is to help people over the age of forty find work as well as offer moral support. The clubs monthly meetings begin with breakfast and conversations. They offer a unique approach of networking, counseling, support and laughter. The club now has 190 members and so far 87 of them have found jobs. To find out more information about the L.I. Breakfast Club read this article.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How a Blog Can Boost Your Career

Blogs are easy to start, usually free, and a great way to tell the world what you're thinking. But what many people don't realize is that a blog can also be a vital tool for job hunting. Click here for some helpful hints on putting together a memorable blog and getting employers to notice your presence in the blogosphere. Reserve a copy of these helpful books to help you get started. Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success by Dan Schawbel, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging by the editors of the Huffington Post & Google Blogger For Dummies by Susan Gunelius.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Town of Huntington's Third Annual Job Fair

The Town of Huntington's Third Annual Job Fair will be held on June 10, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Harborfields High School on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn. Admission & Parking are FREE and refreshments will be served. Appropriate business attire is suggested. There will be a Resume Writing Clinic hosted by the Family Service League from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

$500 Million Green Jobs Training Program

Last week, Vice President Biden announced a $500 Million Green Jobs Training Program designed to connect people to opportunities in the clean energy economy. The money will be used to train workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. Specialized green jobs training is a substantial competitive advantage for both job seekers and businesses. Vice President Biden also spoke of a new partnership between the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Education. This new partnership will bolster the government’s efforts to provide students, the unemployed, and disadvantaged workers with the education, training, and job placement assistance they will need to compete for jobs in the nation’s growing green economy. For information on Green Career Programs in New York click here. Reserve a copy of these helpful books today, Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future; Greenjobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Careers.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Job Connection

The Half Hollow Hills Community Library will hold a program called "The Job Connection" on Tuesday, June 9th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A panel of experts will give tips on searching for NY State and SUNY Stony Brook jobs, resume writing, networking and more. All are welcome. To register please call Edna Susman at (631) 498-1260.

Getting Back in the Game: How to Restart Your Career in a Down Economy

Affected by the current financial crisis, many lawyers are finding themselves looking for employment. This program, hosted by Vault.com and the New York City Bar Association, is designed to assist job-seeking attorneys in learning how best to market themselves whether they are looking to go to a firm, start their own practice or are considering an alternative legal career. The program will take place on Tuesday, June 16th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Registration is required. The fee, which includes lunch, is $30 for members & $50 for non-members.

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