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1 Before We Get Started… Did you park in the correct lot? –Corner of North Clinton Street and Genant Drive Please silence or turn off all cell phones and pagers when you arrive at CNY Works. Please no texting while at CNY Works. Please fill out the following: –First sheet: Front & back (registration) –Second sheet: Check off any skills in which you have prior experience –Third sheet: Voter Registration Form –Do not complete anything else yet

2 Evacuation & Security In the event of an emergency, please use the nearest emergency exit. Emergency exits are at either end of the center hallway and through the main lobby. Weapons are prohibited. If you are in possession of something that could be considered a weapon, you will be asked to leave the premises and secure it.

3 Welcome to CNY Works! Office Hours: –Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm –Tuesdays 8:00am – 8:00pm Phone (315) Your One-Stop Career Center

4 Our Goal Our goal here at CNY Works is to assist you to make positive changes in your life by fully utilizing all aspects of this facility and the dedicated staff working here. We will assist you to help yourself. Signed, CNY Works Staff

5 CNY Works Provides… Individual employment plan development Job search support Current labor market information Information on training assistance Job matching and referrals Specialized resources for customers requiring bilingual assistance All services available at no cost to you

6 Resource Room Locate career information necessary to make informed choices about your future. No appointments necessary – walk in anytime Computers, printers, copier, fax, phones Complimentary internet access (Job Search Only) Resume software Job listings Civil Service Exam Listings and Typing Tests Adaptive computer equipment and software to assist individuals with disabilities Staff support Community resources and reference material Free postage for up to 5 resumes per day being mailed out to employers. Please refrain from using cell phones. If you need to take or make a call or send text messages, please do so in the area outside the lobby at the bottom of the stairs.

7 On-Site Activities Workshops provide current information to help you start a successful job search! Interviewing Skills Resume Overview: Styles and Content Resume Express Clinic Job Search Forum GED Prep Class Academic Remediation Exploring Training Opportunities Please refer to the NEXT STEPS page in your packets for descriptions

8 On-Site Computer Classes Beginner & intermediate coursework Instructor-led, hands-on learning Small classes Individual attention Morning or afternoon sessions Certificate awarded upon completion

9 On-Site Computer Classes Review & circle classes you wish to attend PowerPointWord 2 AccessExcel 2 Keyboarding PC Literacy Word 1 Intro to ExcelExcel 1 Word 1 and/or Excel 1 can be skipped by getting 80% or better on the OPAC Tests in the Resource Room

10 How to Enroll for Classes and Workshops your requests to: Include the following: –Your name and phone number –Last 4 digits of your SSN –Names of workshops/classes you wish to attend

11 599 Program Please see your Career Advisor for more information Are you receiving unemployment insurance benefits, enrolled in training or planning to enroll, and interested in 599? The following minimum qualifications apply: Training must be full time Must complete entire training in 24 months or less Must have 12 class hours of training per week or 12 credit hours per semester If APPROVED for training you may be excused from a job search while in training. 599 program DOES NOT PROVIDE Tuition Assistance.

12 Trade Act Are you unemployed due to foreign competition? Has your company applied for or been approved for the TAA program? Would you like to retrain for a new career? You may be eligible for an extension of your unemployment benefits under the Trade Act. Notify your Career Advisor to determine if you may possibly be eligible for TAA benefits

13 Veterans Service Representative Provides specialized services to the Veteran community throughout Onondaga County. These services include referrals to local support services that help meet your employment goals such as:. Referral to federal, state and local Veterans Service Agencies/Organizations. Protecting and preserving your DD-214. Referral to NY State Division of Veteran’s Affairs for State Benefits

14 Disability Resource Coordinator Facilitates seamless and comprehensive services to persons with disabilities. These services include referrals to local support services that help meet your employment goals such as: Social Security Work Incentives Benefits Advisement Medicaid Buy-In Program To request Accommodation suggestions Please see your Career Advisor if you have any questions.

15 On the Job Training (OJT) Can give you the competitive edge! Could provide an advantage if you find a job you’d like to do, but aren’t fully qualified If employer is willing to train you, they only pay half your hourly wage during the training period You still get a full paycheck because CNY Works picks up the other half OJT is not “automatic” – you must apply with CNY Works first and have your plan approved Interested? Ask for the OJT flyer at the end of today’s session for more details & contact info

16 e’CUSE assists Syracuse residents* within their community in training and support through: Development of employment goals Training assistance Industry-recognized certifications Assist with getting a job / keeping a job Skills assessments * Eligibility includes specific income levels and residence locations. *If interested, please complete a referral form.

17 The Internet An important tool in your job search! More employers are using the web to post job openings and to accept applications & resumes If you don’t have an address, many websites offer free accounts (Resource Room staff can help you) Your packet includes several helpful job search websites. Here are some we especially recommend…

18 CNY Works

19 NYS Dept of Labor

20 JobZone

21 O*Net Online online.onetcenter.org

22 SMART 2010 Skills Matching and Referral Technology How it Works We your resume to SMART System scans your resume for “transferable skills” which can be applied to different types of careers. SMART 2010 sends job matches directly to your , starting within 24 hours of submission. You will get updates whenever there are new matches

23 SMART 2010 Skills Matching and Referral Technology Enroll in SMART 2010 All CNY Works customers will be enrolled in SMART Enrollment in SMART 2010 does not take the place of your Job Search Requirement for Unemployment. You need a valid address to receive job match notifications. We can help set up an account if you do not have one. All job matches are local (30 mile radius) or you can request to get matches from job openings statewide

24 What Are Transferable Skills? Transferable skills are gathered through all types of life experiences: previous jobs as well as volunteer work, hobbies and other activities. Anything you’ve done before in one field that you can apply to new employment in a different career field.

25 Syracuse-NY/CNYWORKS / Join us at our new Facebook and Twitter Pages. Get news, job postings, and ask questions!

26 Almost Done! At this time we will meet with each of you on a one-on-one basis to get started making those positive changes we talked about earlier. Please have the following ready: –Registration Form –Transferable Skills Sheet –Next Steps Sheet –Voter Registration Form After Show Restart Click an arrow:


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