The goal of the department's Employment Unit 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.
The department has a JOBS staff person in our office two days per week from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to work with people on intensifying their job search in the most effective ways possible.
In addition, we offer monthly Job Clubs to teach the basics of interviewing skills, promote networking opportunities, and learn about the different types of available jobs in the community.
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 are interested in hearing more about what the Mobile Work Crew could do for your town, village, or nonprofit agency, please call (607) 535-8303 and ask to speak with the Employment Unit Supervisor Sue Brill or contact by email.
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.