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Overview

The New York State Department of Labor Veterans’ Program has specialized staff that are dedicated to helping veterans and eligible persons gain a competitive edge in today’s labor market.

As a veteran or eligible person, you receive priority services in all New York State employment and training programs for which you are eligible and qualified. This priority of service is guaranteed by federal law and by the New York State Veterans Bill of Rights for Employment Services.

We are proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses. This means that if you served on Active Duty in the United States Armed Forces, you will:

  • Be served first by the next available staff member
  • Get first priority for jobs and training for which you are eligible and qualified

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialists

Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) are disabled veterans themselves. They provide individual career services exclusively to veterans and eligible persons who have significant barriers to employment. They also provide a full range of employment services, including comprehensive assessments, individual employment plans, job referrals, referrals to training and support services, and resume and interview preparation assistance.

List of Disabled Veterans' Outreach Specialists
Albany-Schenectady Melissa Balan
DVOP
(518) 462-7600
[email protected]

Career Central
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Albany Office
Allegany-Cattaraugus Scott Warner
DVOP
(716) 373-1880
[email protected]

Allegany County Employment and Training Center
175 No. Union Street, Suite 4
Olean, NY 14760-2796

Olean Office
Bronx Ozias Batista
DVOP
(718) 960-7922
[email protected]

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center
400 East Fordham Road, 8th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458-5039

Bronx Office
Broome-Tioga Jim Davies
DVOP
(607) 778-2257
[email protected]

Broome Workforce
601-635 Harry L. Drive, Suite 56
Johnson City, NY 13790

Binghamton Office
Chautauqua Daniel "Len" Culbreth
DVOP
(716) 487-5192
[email protected]

Jamestown Career Center
4 East 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Jamestown Office
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Gary Hogate
DVOP
(607) 733-7131 ext. 2113
[email protected]

CSS Workforce NY
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901

Elmira Office
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego William Haines
DVOP
(607) 334-2201
[email protected]

CDO Workforce Center
1 Ohara Drive
Norwich, NY 13815

Norwich Office
Clinton-Essex-Franklin-Hamilton Manny Seck
DVOP
(518) 561-0430
[email protected]

OneWorkSource Business and Employment Center
194 U.S. Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Plattsburgh Office
Dutchess-Ulster

Edward Himko
DVOP
(845) 473-9000
[email protected]

Dutchess Career Center
191 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Poughkeepsie Office
Erie Evette Spencer
DVOP
(716) 851-2600
[email protected]

Buffalo Career Center
284 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202-4081

Buffalo Office
Erie Matejka Baumgardner
DVOP
(716) 634-9081
[email protected]

Williamsville Career Center
4175 Transit Road
Transitown Plaza
Williamsville, NY 14221

Williamsville Office
Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie Ralph Grugnale
DVOP
(518) 842-2240 ext. 3058
[email protected]

Amsterdam Workforce Solution Center
2620 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Amsterdam Office
Genesee-Orleans Nicholas Brown
DVOP
(585) 344-2042 ext. 4224
[email protected]

Genesee County Career Center
587 E. Main Street, Suite 100
Batavia, NY 14020

Batavia Office
Jefferson-Lewis Bruce Goodnough
DVOP
(315) 786-3657
[email protected]

The WorkPlace
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Watertown Office
Jefferson-Lewis Brian Jackson
DVOP
(315) 772-7099
[email protected]

Lowville Work Place
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13637
or
10720 Mount Belvedere Boulevard
Clark Hall A2-4
Fort Drum, New York 13602

Loweville Office
Fort Drum Office
Kings Giselle Jolly
DVOP
(718) 613-3704
[email protected]

Workforce1 Career Center
250 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Office
Kings Len McRae
DVOP
(718) 613-3867
[email protected]

Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center
250 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Office
Livingston-Wyoming Shawn Murphy
DVOP
(585) 786-3145
[email protected]

Warsaw Career Center
448 N. Main Street
Warsaw, New York 14569

Warsaw Office
Monroe Roberto Ramos
DVOP
(585) 371-9168
[email protected]

NYSDOL/Rochester Works! Career Center
276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Rochester Office
Monroe Christopher Torres
DVOP
(585) 258-3500 ext. 3202
[email protected]

Rochester Works Career Center
255 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Rochester Office
Nassau Ingrid Alexander
DVOP
(516) 934-8531
[email protected]

Hicksville Career Center
301 West Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

Hicksville Office
Nassau George Roach
DVOP
(516) 240-2881 [email protected]

Hempstead Works Career Center
50 Clinton St, Suite 302
Hempstead, NY 11550

Hempstead Office
Niagara Ian Bone
DVOP
(716) 278-8258
[email protected]

Niagaras WorkSourceOne
1001 11th Street, Suite E, Room 1014
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Niagara Falls Office
New York Mery Lezama
DVOP
(212) 775-3771
[email protected]

Lower Manhattan Workforce1 Career Central
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

Varick St Office
Onondaga William Burns
DVOP
(315) 477-6908
[email protected]

Cayuga Works Career Center
960 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

Syracuse Office
Onondaga Matthew Sheehan
DVOP
(315) 477-6919
[email protected]

Cayuga Works Career Center
960 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

Syracuse Office
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Michelle Coomber
DVOP
(315) 789-1771 ext. 115
[email protected]

New York State Department of Labor – Geneva
795 Canandaigua Road
Geneva, NY 14456

Geneva Office
Orange-Sullivan Paul Sangalli
DVOP
(845) 360-0349
[email protected]

Orange Works Career Center
18 Seward Ave, 1st Floor
Middletown, NY 10940

Middletown Office
Oswego Bret Farritor
DVOP
(315) 591-9300
[email protected]

Oswego Workforce New York
200 N. 2nd Street
Fulton, New York 13069

Oswego Office
Queens Jimmy Vargas
DVOP
(718) 557-6711
[email protected]

Queens Workforce 1 Career Center
168-25 Jamacia Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432

Jamaica Office
Queens Edward Dalton
DVOP
(718) 661-5005
[email protected]

Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center 138-60 Barclay Ave.
Flushing, NY 11355

Flushing Office
Richmond Rapcelies Almonte
DVOP
(718) 285-8483 ext. 5483
[email protected]

Staten Island Workforce 1 Career Center
120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301

Staten Island Office
Saratoga-Warren-Washington Anthony Ruggiero
DVOP
(518) 743-0925 ext. 8884
[email protected]

Career Center of Warren County
333 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Glens Falls Office
St. Lawrence Matthew Flynn
DVOP
(315) 769-3596
[email protected]

St. Lawrence Career Center
35 Glenn Street
Massena, NY 13662

Massena Office
Steuben Kelli Everett
DVOP
(607) 324-8388
[email protected]

Hornell Career Center
107 Broadway
Hornell, NY 14843

Hornell Office
Suffolk Michael Antidormi
DVOP
(631) 687-4851
[email protected]

Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

Patchogue Office
Suffolk Joann Ashley
DVOP
(631) 687-48911
[email protected]

Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

Patchogue Office
Suffolk Steven Maieli
DVOP
(631) 687-4851
[email protected]

Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

Patchogue Office
Westchester-Putnam Frank James Casillas III
DVOP
(914) 737-3490 ext. 303
mailto:[email protected]

Peekskill Employment Center
201 South James Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

Peekskill Office

Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives

Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVERs) staff are also veterans. They specialize in advocating on behalf of veterans and eligible persons with business, industry, and community organizations to promote employment and training opportunities. They also provide services for veterans and eligible persons, including job matching and job placement, conduct employer outreach, inform Federal contractors of the process to hire qualified veterans, and promote credentialing and licensing opportunities.

List of Local Veterans' Employment Representatives
Albany-Schenectady William Shay
LVER
(518) 462-7600
[email protected]

Career Central
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Albany Office
Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Vicky America
LVER
(716) 363-6071
[email protected]

Allegany County Employment and Training Center
407 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Dunkirk Office
Bronx Jake Lewis
LVER
(718) 960-7901
[email protected]

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center
400 East Fordham Road, 8th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458-5039

Bronx Office
Broome-Tioga-Tompkins William Fowler
LVER
(607) 778-2218
[email protected]

Broome Workforce
601-635 Harry L. Drive, Suite 56
Johnson City, NY 13790

Binghamton Office
Cayuga-Cortland-Madison Matt Brennan
LVER
(315) 255-4908
[email protected]

Cayuga Works Career Center
199 Franklin Street
Suite 204
Auburn, NY 13021

Auburn Office
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Frank Vaughan
LVER
(607) 324-8388
[email protected]

Hornell Career Center
107 Broadway
Hornell, NY 14843

Hornell Office
Clinton Joanna Colgan
LVER
(518) 561-0430
[email protected]

OneWorkSource
194 US Oval
Plattsburgh, New York 12903

Plattsburgh
Columbia-Greene-Rensselaer Pradeep Inampudi
LVER
(518) 828-4181 x4204
[email protected]

Rensselaer County Career Center
1600 7th Ave, 4th floor
Troy, NY 12180

Troy Office
Dutchess-Sullivan-Ulster Lisa Padilla-Hansen
LVER
(845) 443-8066 x17
[email protected]

New York State Department of Labor
521 Boices Lane
Kingston, NY 12401

Kingston Office
Erie Walter Wallace
LVER
(716) 851-2638
[email protected]

Buffalo Employment and Training Center
77 Goodell Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo Office
Genesee Neil Gagne
LVER
(585) 244-2042 ext. 4211
[email protected]

Genesee County Career Center
587 E. Main Street, Suite 100
Batavia, NY 14020

Batavia Office
Monroe Kevin Melia
LVER
(585) 266-7760
[email protected]

Rochester Works
276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Rochester Office
New York Gabriel Nava
LVER
(917) 493-7200
[email protected]

Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center
215 West 125th Street - 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Upper Manhattan Office
Onondaga Ralph Turner
LVER
(315) 477-6930
[email protected]

CNY Works
960 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

Syracuse Office
Ontario-Wayne-Seneca-Yates Christopher Caughey
LVER
(315) 789-1771
[email protected]

New York State Department of Labor – Geneva
795 Canandaigua Road
Geneva, NY 14456

Geneva Office
Orange-Rockland Elizabeth Ober
LVER
(845) 360-0343
[email protected]

Orange Works Career Center
18 Seward Ave, 1st Floor
Middletown, NY 10940

Middletown Office
Orleans Stephen Bragg
LVER
(585) 589-5335
[email protected]

Orleans Center for Workforce Development
458 West Ave., Suite 3
Albion, NY 14411

Albion Office
Putnam-Westchester

John O'Shaughnessy
LVER
(914) 461-9066
[email protected]

Yonkers Employment Center
28 Wells Avenue
Building 3, 4th Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701

Yonkers Office
St. Lawrence Michael Casselman
LVER
(315) 772-7099
[email protected]

The WorkPlace
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Watertown Office
Suffolk Alicia Evangelist
LVER
(631) 687-4810
[email protected]

Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

Patchogue Office
Warren-Washington-Saratoga Lorraine Gardephe
LVER
(518) 824-8893
[email protected]

Warren County Career Center
333 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Glens Falls Office

Training and Education Opportunities

There are a variety of programs available at the state level and nationally to help Veterans translate their military experience into academic credit, a professional credential or certification. There's also specialized training programs, apprenticeships and various education benefit programs to assist Vets with forging their way after serving their country. 

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Experience Counts

Governor Cuomo’s “Experience Counts” program grants veterans credit toward state licenses for military experience. For example, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) fees can be waived for military members with recent experience driving trucks and heavy equipment during their service. The program also recognizes certain military training as credit towards licensure for veterans to become armed and unarmed security guards.

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Temporary Hiring Program

The New York State Department of Civil Service hosts the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program Portal which provides a centralized location for qualifying Post9/11 veterans to submit up-to-date employment and contact information to be considered by New York State agencies hiring for temporary positions.

 

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Contact and Additional Resources

For information about Department of Labor veterans services, call 1-888-469-7365 and ask for the Veterans Program. For information about veterans benefits, contact the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, call 1-888-VETS-NYS or visit veterans.ny.gov.