Monday, November 23, 2009

Hundreds of Green Jobs to be Created Across Long Island Under Governor Paterson's Green Jobs Bill

The State Department of Labor today highlighted New York State’s plans to create green jobs and stimulate investment in weatherization and energy efficiency improvements for residential and commercial buildings on Long Island, and across the state, through the Green Jobs/Green New York Act. Governor David A. Paterson recently signed the act into law -- which targets the creation of thousands of jobs across Long Island -- to help prepare New Yorkers to secure jobs in the 21st century clean energy economy. The Green Jobs Corps funding will allow the Nassau County and Suffolk County Departments of Social Services to provide job skills training and subsidized employment opportunities in “green industries” for public assistance recipients and low-income individuals. Participants in the Green Jobs Corps program will develop occupational skills that will enable them to get jobs in addition to supporting their ability to remain employed and advance in their careers. To help connect job seekers with opportunities the State has launched a new web site to assist those seeking to enter the new green job sector. The site – – is designed to make it easy for individuals, businesses and workforce professionals to find the State’s local training programs and green job opportunities.

Displaced Homemaker Program Puts Thousands Back to Work

New York’s Displaced Homemaker Program has helped 4,000 women over the past year. The program is designed to help people who find themselves in need of a job due to marital separation, divorce, death of a spouse, or because a spouse has become unemployed. The Displaced Homemaker Program has successfully served 200,000 women statewide over the past 31 years. That’s why the Labor Department is encouraging more people to take advantage of this successful program. It teaches long-term homemakers vital computer skills, job search techniques, and interview skills. The program also offers workshops on resume building. To learn more about the Displaced Homemaker Program visit or call one of the 22 centers across the state. For a full list of locations click on this link:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Long Island Career Fair

The Long Island Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Melville Marriott Long Island. Don't miss this hiring event! Meet face to face with hiring decision-makers from some of the areas top employers. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes, because they are there to hire! Just walk in and start interviewing, it's that simple. You can save time, money and effort interviewing with multiple companies in one day at one location. Many of these companies have several openings and are eager to meet with you. You will no longer be just a piece of paper, you can get right in front of the decision makers attending this event. Admission is FREE!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Job Club

Unemployed, underemployed, anticipating a pink slip? You’re not alone! On December 3rd & December 10th from 7PM-9PM the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library will hold a Job Club. Facilitator, Roberta Hoffman, will help participants navigate the rough waters of unemployment and job change. Have a cup of coffee, munch on a donut & Network, Network, Network! Open to the general public.

The Brentwood Public Library will also hold a Cup Of Coffee Job Club on Wednesday, December 9th & 16th from 9:30AM-11:00AM. Meet to network, share information and resources, and improve job search skills in a supportive environment. Open to all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Finding Federal Jobs:The Search & Application Process

The federal government, the nation’s largest employer, continues to fill jobs in almost every occupational field. Join the Brentwood Public Library on Saturday, December 5th from 12:00Pm-2:00PM for a great workshop called "Finding Federal Jobs: The Search & Application Process". This workshop will allow you to discuss topics with representatives from the U.S. Federal Government. They will provide information on how the federal hiring process works, including KSA, how to create federal resumes, how to read and understand the federal announcements & answer any questions you might have about applying for federal jobs. Come learn how to give yourself the best shot in this merit-based competitive process. Program is open to all. Please register online. Registration begins on November 14th.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How To Conduct A Job Search Program

On Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 PM the Harborfields Public Library will hold a program called How To Conduct A Job Search. Join retired human resources executive and career expert Robert Considine and learn the components of a successful job search and how to keep your resume from going into the "black hole". You will also gain tips on salary negotiation and how to best navigate the hidden job market. This program is open to all. Please register for this program online or at the Harborfields Public Library Reference Desk.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Home Study Program For GED

Learn more about the free, at-home study program called BOCES GRASP on Monday, December 14th from 4:30PM to 8:00PM at our Station Branch. This program is for adults 21 and over who want to prepare for the GED exam, but are unable to attend classes on a regular basis. Certified instructors provide you with individual assignments to complete at home. Pick up your assignments at your public library. Assistance by telephone is also available. For more information call (631) 667-6000 ext. 155. This program is open to all. Register online today.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Key to Career Success/Operation Hire Veterans Career Fair

The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Key to Career Success services are available to any U.S. military personnel transitioning to civilian life, to specified National Guard and Reserve personnel and to other veterans looking for job search help. For more information please read about the Key to Career Success. There will be an Operation Hire Veterans Career Fair on Thursday, November 12th from 1PM-4Pm in Cheektowaga, New York. Come explore the many career opportunities, benefits and services available to veterans and immediate family members. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume. For more information please call 1-888-4-NYSDOL or visit The NYS Department of Labor website at Check out these great books today, Best Careers for Veterans : Transitioning to Civilian Life & Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide : The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members .

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