Presentation on theme: "1 HempsteadWorks Business Services Ann Steinger Chairperson Workforce Investment Board."— Presentation transcript:
1 HempsteadWorks Business Services Ann Steinger Chairperson Workforce Investment Board
2 What is HempsteadWorks? A One-Stop employment system that combines the resources of several partner organizations to serve businesses and jobseekers Serves thousands of job seekers and businesses per year It includes a Full Service Career Center within the Hempstead Executive Plaza, along with sites in other locations HempsteadWorks was established in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.
3 Workforce Investment Act System Components State Workforce Investment Board Workforce New York Long Island Business Services Team (Regional) Local Workforce Investment Boards One-Stop System (Partner Programs) One-Center (Partner Services) WIA Program
4 Mission Statement The mission of HempsteadWorks is to: ensure that skilled workers are available to employers; help jobseekers to find work; and foster economic development.
5 Vision Our vision for the future is one of unprecedented economic prosperity, growth and opportunity for businesses and citizens, along with realization of the highest quality of life attainable.
6 One-Stop Partners Abilities, Inc. City of Long Beach Office of Youth and Family Services Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County Education and Assistance Corporation Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. Job Corps Nassau Community College National Council On The Aging, Inc. New York State Department of Labor Division of Employment Services New York State Education Department Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities New York State Education Department Workforce Investment Act Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Network The Paxen Group, Inc. Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources Town of Hempstead Housing Authority
7 Core Business Services Recruitment of new workers, including free space for on-site interviewing at our Career Centers Information regarding grants, financial incentives and tax credits Labor Market Information Information on training vendors and One-Stop System Performance Unemployment Insurance information Rapid response for layoffs, downsizing, etc.
8 Intensive Business Services Assessment of the needs of business and marshalling of resources in response to those needs Assistance in accessing grant funds to train new and current employees Mapping Career Ladders (Matching job descriptions and promotional paths with education, training and skill requirements) Development of Short-Term Prevocational Skills Training to develop: Learning Skills Communication Skills; Punctuality, Personal Maintenance Skills and Professional Conduct
9 Training Business Services Development of Customized Training for new and current employees (incumbent workers) Development of On-The-Job Training for new and current workers Job Readiness Training Adult Education and Literacy, combined with other appropriate training
10 New York State Department of Labor Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M ADVANCE New York The New York State Department of Labor has issued Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M, entitled “ADVANCE-New York.” The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to is to support employer strategies and local efforts for lifelong learning for the development of the incumbent (employed) worker by providing funds for upgrading the occupational skills of those workers.
11 New York State Department of Labor Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M ADVANCE-NY (continued) ADVANCE-NY will provide funds to businesses to train incumbent workers in specific occupational skills needed by that business or industry and that lead to career growth and increased wages. The position(s) targeted for training must exist and be filled at the time the application is submitted. The applicant must demonstrate that the training will result in the workers' acquisition of transferable occupational skills. Public – that is federal, state, county and municipal - employees are not eligible to be trained under this initiative.
12 New York State Department of Labor Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M, ADVANCE-NY (continued) ADVANCE-NY uses Workforce Investment Act (WIA) monies to address employer demands for skilled workers. The program will fund projects that solve workforce problems by addressing identified skilled worker shortages within an industry or within a single employer's establishment through promoting occupational skills upgrading for incumbent workers.
13 Workforce New York Long Island Business Services Team To learn more, please call (516) 934-8558, or e-mail us at LI.Business.Services@labor.state.ny.us.
14 Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources (DOOR) Fiscal Agent/Grant Subrecipient under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 Member of the HempsteadWorks One-Stop Operator Consortium Provides staff to the Town of Hempstead Workforce Investment Board
15 HempsteadWorks Achievements and Awards Certified as a Workforce New York One-Stop System (designates the highest quality of services) Awarded three (3) “Promising Practices Grants” by the State Labor Department Identified as a “Promising Practice” by the Workforce Excellence Network of the National Association of Workforce Boards
16 Career Center Contact Information HempsteadWorks Career Center c/o Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources Hempstead Executive Plaza 50 Clinton Street, Suite 400 Hempstead, New York 11550 Phone: (516) 485-5000 Fax: (516) 485-5009 TTY: 1-800-662-1220 www.hempsteadworks.com 9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. (Mon. through Fri.)
17 Web Sites www.hempsteadworks.com www.workforcenewyork.com www.doleta.gov www.nyatep.org