New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon today announced that as Central New York continues to reopen, there are a growing number of positions available on the Jobs Express website, at jobs.ny.gov. Currently more than 4,700 jobs are available in a number of different fields from businesses looking to hire immediately.
“The COVID-19 pandemic showed all of us what it means to be ‘NY Tough,’ and just as everyday New Yorkers stepped up to bend the curve of this deadly virus, the DOL is redoubling our efforts to help jumpstart the Empire State’s economy,” Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said. “We have moved heaven and earth to get unemployed New Yorkers their money — paying twelve years’ of benefits in a matter of months. Now that businesses are opening back up, we want to help connect every job seeker in New York with the right job opportunity, including by sending over one million proactive recruitment emails. I encourage both businesses in need of workers and New Yorkers in need of a job to take advantage of our Jobs Express website.”
A video sound bite of jobs in your region is available here.
After nine rounds of the Regional Economic Development Council competition, the Central New York REDC has received $789.8 million for 801 projects. As the region thoughtfully moves forward, Jobs Express can be a valuable asset for workers looking for jobs and to be a part of the Central New York’s bright future.
The businesses listing the most jobs on the Jobs Express website in Central New York are as follows:
- SUNY Upstate Medical University – 647 jobs
- Syracuse University – 211 jobs
- Autozone – 96 jobs
- Anthem, Inc. 82 jobs
And there are scores more of businesses looking to fill hundreds of positions.
The Jobs Express database, located at jobs.ny.gov sorts jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. It currently lists over 4,700 jobs from businesses looking to hire immediately in the region. The search engine narrows employment fields into more than 20 categories, allowing job seekers to easily view potential openings in the region. Categories include health care, production, sales, architecture and engineering, construction and transportation.
The Department of Labor is also currently, at no cost, helping businesses in Central New York and across the state recruit the skilled workers they need to compete as the region’s economy reopens. Any business looking to register and list jobs at no charge with the Department is encouraged to visit: http://labor.ny.gov/hirenow. Department staff are also available to help businesses develop employee handbooks and on-the-job training programs, take advantage of tax credits for hiring specific populations, as well as apprenticeship programs. To reach the Department’s business services unit, please visit: https://labor.ny.gov/businessservices/landing.shtm.
Accelerating CNY Rising
Today's announcement complements “Central NY Rising,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $6.3 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – capitalizing on global market opportunities, strengthening entrepreneurship and creating an inclusive economy. Now, the region is accelerating Central NY Rising with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 5,900 new jobs. More information is available here.