Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Employment & Training

Your American Job Center Network

Cheryl A. Mayforth, Director
1000 Coffeen Street

Watertown, New York 13601
Phone: 315-782-9252
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The WorkPlace Offers:

  • One-stop workforce services
  • Skilled, customer-focused staff
  • Efficient, quality service
  • How and where to get answers to workplace issues
  • Solutions to your workforce needs

Office Locations

Jefferson County Lewis County

The WorkPlace
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Manager: Tim Maloney
Phone: (315) 782-9252
Fax: (315) 782-2073
TTY: (315) 782-8093
Email: theworkplace@co.jefferson.ny.us     

The WorkPlace
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Manager: Lisa Hetzner
Phone: (315) 376-5800
Fax: (315) 376-5328
TTY: (315) 782-8093
Email: LewisOneStop@dfa.state.ny.us


  • To provide comprehensive training and employment services for local residents
  • To promote individual employment development by providing opportunities for educational and vocational training, and improvement of work skills
  • To provide services that are 'good for business'
  • One-stop workforce services
  • Skilled, customer-focused staff


You may visit our offices during our normal business hours, or call 315-782-9252 in Jefferson County or 315-376-5800 in Lewis County for general information.

Services are provided in several ways:

• Self-help
• Facilitated service
• Group sessions
• Individual assistance

Want to get a head start and cut down on your wait time? Download and fill out the customer welcome packet below and then bring it into either of our offices to start using our services!

Customer Welcome Packet

Veterans Come First!

The WorkPlace is proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses. 

What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be:

Served first by the next available staff member
• Given first priority for jobs and training for which you are eligible and qualified

More information about services to Veterans is available at:

New York Department of Labor 

NYS Division of Veteran's Affairs