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Nassau and Suffolk counties have received nearly $1.5 million in state funds to help low-income youth find summer jobs, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced.
The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance distributed $25 million to counties throughout the state. Suffolk received $852,582 and Nassau $629,949.
The funds can be used to subsidize wages and provide training activities...Read more »
The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center plans a series of jobs fairs at various locations over the next three weeks.
The center will bring together employers and job seekers at the Sachem Public Library on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The numerous businesses expected to be on hand include FedEx, M3 Technology, Lowe’s and St. Joseph’s college.
The one-stop will co-sponsor a fair...Read more »
The state’s Shared Work program, whose aim is to avert layoffs, saved 300 jobs on Long Island in 2012, nearly one-tenth of the jobs saved statewide, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
That’s down, however, from 350 in 2011. And the numbers also declined in other regions around the state, something the Labor Department attributed to improved economic conditions.
Under...Read more »
The deadline to apply for disaster unemployment benefits has been extended to Feb. 28, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced Thursday. The deadline was Feb. 4.
The federal benefits became available after superstorm Sandy for workers who lost their jobs or income because they live or work in an area hard hit by the storm, such as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Self-employed individuals are...Read more »
More than 30,000 Long Islanders who used the services of state-sponsored career centers got jobs in 2012, the state Labor Department announced Tuesday.
In Suffolk, 16,646 job seekers who used the six centers on Long Island later obtained a job. In Nassau, 13,435 found work. Most of the sites are One-Stop Career Centers.
The news comes amid a stubbornly high unemployment rate on Long...Read more »