The Employment Unit's goal is to move people from welfare to work. Able-bodied applicants and recipients of cash assistance and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are assigned to appropriate employment and training activities until they are able to find a job that will provide enough income to support themselves and their families.
Mobile Work Crew
The department's mobile work crew provides an opportunity for recipients of assistance to learn new skills and maintain a current work history while making a contribution of their time and labor to completing special projects for our local towns, villages, and nonprofit entities.
If you already have a job but are having a hard time making ends meet, you may want to check out the NYS MyBenefits website to see if there are work supports for which you might be eligible.