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Job Seeker Services

Job Seeker Services

The WorkPlace is here to assist you in your job search; whether you are unemployed, under-employed or just looking to enter a new career field.  As the lead agency for workforce development in the area, we offer a wide range of free services.  

Career Guidance & Job Search Resources

Our staff is here to help you assess your skills and interests.  More importantly, we’ll also help you match those skills and interests to jobs that are available in our area.  By working together, we’ll help you develop a step-by-step plan to your job search!  

Employers throughout our region list diverse job openings with local American Job Centers and many use our centers to conduct on-site interviews.  We hold targeted recruitments with businesses that need your skills and experience.

Need help with your resume?  While we do not write resumes from scratch, we can review your resume and make suggestions on changes or updates.  Check out our WorkPlace Online! page for videos, resume & interviewing packets, and more!  Once you've finished looking through the videos and packets, and are ready to start typing up your resume, call Neely to make an appointment to use our Resource Room at 315-786-3689! 

Resource Room

Our Resource Room is available for job search and unemployment related needs and is equipped with computers, a printer/copier/fax and a customer telephone. Unemployment customers can file their claim on our computers, and job seekers are welcome to use our Resource Room for your job search needs.  While our Resource Room is meant to be self-service, we do have a staff member stationed in that area if you get stuck.  If you do need assistance in the Resource Room, we will ask that you register with us. 

Job Seeker Workshops ~ All Workshops are Suspended Until Further Notice   

We offer a Resume Workshop twice a month to assist you in designing and preparing a professional resume.  We’ll also show you how to tailor your resume for each individual job you apply for, which gives you the best chance of being called in to interview.  Please bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.  

Our Interview Workshop is offered once a month.  We'll give you an overview of interviewing "dos & don'ts" and help you brush up on your interviewing skills. Common interview questions will be addressed and information will be provided on handling nerves and understanding the interview from the employer's perspective.  

The Civil Service Workshop is also offered once a month.  If you've ever thought about going into Civil Service, then you want to attend this workshop.  We'll cover how civil service applications are different from normal applications, and how to target your resume to the needs of civil service positions.   

Call us at 315-786-3651 to reserve a spot for any of our workshops!

Classroom Training (For Those Who Qualify)

Are you thinking about going to school or back to school?  The WorkPlace may be able to help with funding!  Classroom training grants are available for customers entering into an approved training program, provided you meet certain eligibility requirements and we having funding available.  

For more information please click here.

On The Job Training (For Those Who Qualify)

The On-the-Job Training program is designed to help unemployed and underemployed people improve their situation in the workforce, while giving businesses a financial incentive to hire and train them in full-time skilled or semi-skilled occupations.  Contact us at 315-786-3651 for more information!