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

 

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Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialists

Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) are 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-SchenectadyJoseph Parker
DVOP
(518) 242-8227
[email protected]
Albany Career Central
155 Washington Ave, 3rd Floor
Albany, 12210
Albany Office
Bronx

Rene Cabrera Gonzalez
DVOP

(718) 960-7922
[email protected]

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center
400 East Fordham Road, 8th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Bronx Office
BronxSamuel Williams Jr.
DVOP
(718) 960-7922
[email protected]
Bronx Workforce1 Career Center
400 East Fordham Road, 8th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Bronx Office
Broome-TiogaErin Hodges
DVOP
(607) 778-2257
[email protected]
Broome Workforce
501 Reynolds Road
Johnson City, NY 13790
Binghamton Office
Chemung-CorningPatrick McCarthy
DVOP
(607) 733-7131
[email protected]
Elmira Career Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
Elmira Office
Chenango-Delaware-OtsegoWilliam Haines
DVOP
(607) 334-2201
[email protected]
CDO Workforce Center
1 Ohara Drive
Norwich, NY 13815
Norwich Office
Clinton-Essex-Franklin-HamiltonManny Seck
DVOP
(518) 561-0430
[email protected]
OneWorkSource Business and Employment Center
194 U.S. Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Plattsburgh Office
Dunkirk-Jamestown-OleanJosh Miller
DVOP
(716) 847-5192
[email protected]
Chautauqua Works
4 East 3rd Street, Suite 102
Jamestown, NY 14701
Jamestown Office
Dutchess-UlsterEdward J. Himko
DVOP
(845) 249-4621
[email protected]
191 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Poughkeepsie Office
ErieEvette Spencer
DVOP
(716) 851-2600
[email protected]
Buffalo Career Center
284 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202-4081
Buffalo Office
Fulton-Montgomery-SchoharieRalph Grugnale
DVOP
(518) 842-3676 ext. 3058
[email protected]
Amsterdam Workforce Solution Center
2620 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Amsterdam Office
Herkimer-Madison-OneidaBrett Leonard
(315) 793-5329
[email protected]
Utica Working Solutions
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Utica Office
Jefferson-LewisGeorge R. Birth
DVOP
(315)772-7099
[email protected]
New York State Department of Labor – Fort Drum
10720 Mount Belvedere Boulevard – Suite A2-2
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Fort Drum Office
Jefferson-LewisBruce Goodnough
DVOP
(315) 786-3657
[email protected]
The WorkPlace
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Watertown Office
KingsDoris Tacuri
DVOP
(718) 613-3760
[email protected]

250 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Office
Livingston-WyomingShawn Murphy
DVOP
(585) 786-3145
[email protected]
Warsaw Career Center
448 N. Main Street
Warsaw, New York 14569
Warsaw Office
MonroeChristopher Torres
DVOP
(585) 371-9198
[email protected]
Rochester Works Career Center
276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Rochester Office
NassauGeorge Roach
DVOP
(516) 240-2881
[email protected]
Hempstead Works Career Center
50 Clinton St, Suite 302
Hempstead, NY 11550
Hempstead Office
NassauMitch Innis
DVOP
(516) 934-8531
[email protected]
Hicksville Career Center
301 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
Hicksville Office
New YorkDavid Braslow
DVOP
(917) 493-7069
[email protected]
Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center
215 W 125th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Harlem Office
NiagaraIan Bone
DVOP
(718) 278-8277
[email protected]
Niagara WorkSourceOne
1001 11th Street, Suite E, Room 1014
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Niagara Falls Office
OnondagaWilliam Burns
DVOP
(315) 477-6908
[email protected]
Cayuga Works Career Center
960 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Syracuse Office
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-YatesMichelle Coomber
DVOP
(315) 230-4396
[email protected]
New York State Department of Labor – Geneva
795 Canandaigua Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Geneva Office
Orange-SullivanPaul Sangalli
DVOP
(845) 360-0349
[email protected]
Orange Works Career Center
18 Seward Ave, 1st Floor
Middletown, NY 10940
Middletown Office
OswegoBret Farritor
DVOP
(315) 591-9301
[email protected]
Oswego Workforce New York
200 N. 2nd Street
Fulton, New York 13069
Oswego Office
QueensOzias Batista
DVOP
(718) 661-5004
[email protected]
Flushing Workforce1 Career Center
90-02 Queens Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Elmhurts, NY 11373
Flushing Office
QueensJimmy Vargas
DVOP
(718) 557-6711
[email protected]
Queens Workforce 1 Career Center
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Jamaica Office
Rensselaer-Columbia-GreeneJohn Freeman
DVOP
(518) 270-2986
[email protected]
Rensselaer County One Stop Career Center
Ned Pattison Government Center
1600 7th Avenue, 4th Floor
Troy NY 12180
Troy Office
RichmondTiffany Joseph
DVOP
(718) 285-8483 Ext. 5483
[email protected]
120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Staten Island Office
St. LawrenceMatthew Flynn
DVOP
(315) 769-3596
[email protected]
St. Lawrence Career Center
35 Glenn Street
Massena, NY 13662
Massena Office
SteubenKelli Eddy
DVOP
(607) 324-8388
[email protected]
Hornell Career Center
107 Broadway
Hornell, NY 14843
Hornell Office
SuffolkMichael Antidormi
DVOP
(631) 687-4851
[email protected]
Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
Patchogue Office
SuffolkJoAnn Ashley
DVOP
(631) 687-4891
[email protected]
Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
Patchogue Office
SuffolkSteven Maieli
DVOP
(631) 687-4851
[email protected]
Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
Patchogue Office
WestchesterJonathan Chin
DVOP
(914) 997-8783
[email protected]
White Plains Career Center
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
White Plains 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-RensselaerJeffrey Thoennes
LVER
(518) 242-8218
[email protected]
Career Central
155 Washington Ave, Third Floor
Albany NY 12210
Albany Office
BronxJake 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-TompkinsWilliam Fowler
LVER
(607) 778-2218
[email protected]
Broome Workforce
501 Reynolds Road
Johnson City, NY 13790
Binghamton Office
Chenango-Delaware-OtsegoJason Allen Wolcott
LVER
(607) 432-4800, ext. 114
[email protected]
CDO Workforce
12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Oneonta Office
ErieWalter Wallace
LVER
(716) 851-2656
[email protected]
Buffalo Downtown Career Center
284 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Buffalo Office
Kings-RichmondMartha Longo
LVER
(718) 613-3750 
[email protected]
Workforce1 Career Center
250 Schermerhorn Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn Office
MonroeKevin Melia
LVER
(585) 266-7760
[email protected]
Rochester Works
276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Rochester Office
Mohawk ValleyLonnie E. Etter
LVER
(315) 793-2365
[email protected]
Utica Working Solutions
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Mohawk Valley Office
NassauDave Singh
LVER
(516) 934-8617
[email protected] 
NYS Department of Labor - Hicksville
301 West Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801
Hicksville Office
New YorkGabriel Nava
LVER
(917) 493-7213
[email protected]
Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center
215 West 125th Street - 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Upper Manhattan Office
Onondaga-OswegoRalph Turner
LVER
(315) 477-6930
[email protected]
CNY Works
960 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Syracuse Office
Ontario-Wayne-Seneca-YatesChristopher Caughey
LVER
(315) 789-1771
[email protected]
NYS Department of Labor – Geneva
795 Canandaigua Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Geneva Office
Orleans-NiagaraStephen Bragg
LVER
(585) 589-5335
[email protected]
Orleans Center for Workforce Development
458 West Avenue, Suite 3
Albion, NY 14411
Albion Office
Putnam-Westchester-YonkersJohn O'Shaughnessy
LVER
(914) 461-9066
[email protected]
Yonkers Employment Center
28 Wells Avenue
Building 3, 4th Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
Yonkers Office
QueensSanjib Das
LVER
[email protected]
90-02 Queens Boulevard 2nd FL
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Queens Office
Jefferson-LewisMichael Casselman
LVER
(315) 782-9252
[email protected]
The WorkPlace
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Watertown Office
SuffolkAlicia Evangelist
LVER
(631) 687-4810
[email protected]
Workforce NY Career Center
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
Patchogue Office
Warren-Washington-SaratogaLorraine 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

State & Federal Programs

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. 

Learn About Training and Education

Lifelong Learning with Coursera

Most veterans are eligible to take free classes with Coursera in partnership with the NYS Department of Labor. Coursera is an online learning platform that offers over 7,000 courses and learning activities that could help you learn new skills, build on the knowledge you already have, and launch a new civilian career. 

Learn More About Coursera

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) 

You may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) services to help with job training, education, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans and Service members in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) 

Experience Counts

The “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.

Learn About the Program

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.

 

Learn About The program

Contact and Additional Resources

For information about Department of Labor veterans services, call 1-888-469-7365 and ask for the Veterans Program. You can also email [email protected] for general inquiries. For information about veterans benefits, contact the New York State Department of Veterans' Services, call 1-888-VETS-NYS or visit veterans.ny.gov.