Written by, Corey Nash

ROCHESTER, NY- On June 26th, 2019, more than 700 Job-Seekers walked into the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center at Monroe Community College (Brighton Campus). These motivated individuals all attended in hopes with meeting with some of our areas local employers. 70 businesses were at the job-fair, companies like Wegmans, University of Rochester, Gleason Works, Lifetime Assistance, IBERO, Rochester City School District, Monroe County & many more. These businesses came with hopes with finding the right candidates to join their staff.

“Through the strong support of our local businesses, who have meaningful career opportunities, we are able to match their needs with the talents of our jobseeker," said RochesterWorks! Executive Director Peter Pecor.

RochesterWorks! was proud to host its 4th Annual Summer Job-Fair & for the second year in a row, partnered with Senators Joe Robach & Senator Rich Funke to connect Job-Seekers and employers in the local area. The 2019 Summer Job-Fair was a major sucess with the number of people attending the event as well as the potential job fields for those individuals as well. Dale Campbell, a job-seeker, always feels confident when attending RochesterWorks! events.

"I attended RochesterWorks! 11th Annual Career conference this past January and I always feel comfortable attending these events now. Dale Campbell Said. "I can always find positions & companies that fit what i'm looking for, and it makes the whole job-search easier."

Stay Connected with RochesterWorks! through Social Media. 
Check in with RochesterWorks! on Twitter @ RochesterWorks! & Facebook @ RochesterWorks! for upcoming JobFairs, Workshops, Events and Job postings.

Make sure to join our Rochester New York Job Seekers Facebook page, where we connect employers with individuals looking for work. Click Here.



by, Corey Nash

ROCHESTER,NY- Only RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region. On May 6th 2019, RochesterWorks! St. Paul Career Center was honored by Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroe County Executive, who praised the center on their dedication to seeing their customers succeed.

"RochesterWorks! St. Paul Street Career Center share several unique partnerships with Monroe County, all focused on increasing the education & skills-training opportunities for our current workforce." Dinolfo Said. "The St. Paul Career Center administers several successful programs, all which cater to the most vulnerable & disadvantaged career seekers."

St. Paul Location offers a "Work Experience Program" for clients to increase confidence in their ability to work as well as provide them with present work related experiences. Its a year long internship that gives individuals an opportunity to be productive citizens within the community.  It also gives an opportunity for the organizations to mentor, train and/or identify potential candidates for hire based on their work habits, communication skills and their motivation to achieve.

"This honor is in direct reflection to all the hard work that goes into preparing our customers and getting them to the job fairs," said Kathy Ziegler, St. Paul Street Career Center Manager.


Stay Connected with RochesterWorks! through Social Media. 
Check in with RochesterWorks! on Twitter @ RochesterWorks! & Facebook @ RochesterWorks! for upcoming JobFairs, Workshops, Events and Job postings.

Make sure to join our Rochester New York Job Seekers Facebook page, where we connect employers with individuals looking for work. Click Here.
Written by, Corey Nash

ROCHESTER, NY- On January 8th, 2018, John Premo, Director of Community & Business Services & Rosa Montanaro, Workshop Specialist,both sat down with Channel 8 News to talk about the 11th Annual Career Conference & Job Fair. The Career Conference will be one of the biggest hiring events in Rochester during the year. With over 70 employers, job seekers can feel confident with the number of employment options they will have in front of them. Tips from Rosa for Job Seekers: -Look at what organizations are going to be there. -Have a game plan of who you want to speak to. -know a little bit about the company so you don’t ask them what they do, you know a little bit about what they do. -Definitely update your resume so that it’s the most relevant and shows your most recent work experience. Workshops @ the Conference:  10:30am WORKSHOP: Behind the Scenes with a Recruiter, Presented by John Logal with Apple One Employment Services In this workshop you will learn from a Recruiter:
  • How candidates are found using an Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) System
  • The role LinkedIn plays in the process
  • The difference between a job board and ATS from a recruiter’s perspective
  • How you can stand out over others that have applied
  12:30pm WORKSHOP: Optimize Your Mind, Maximize Your Outcomes, Presented by Rosa Smith-Montanaro Learn to develop a positive mindset with coaching techniques to help you make a favorable impact. Stay Connected with RochesterWorks! through social media. Follow us New Job Listing & Workshop dates.

Click here for Channel 8 News Story.

Stay Connected with RochesterWorks! through Social Media.
Check in with RochesterWorks! on Twitter @ RochesterWorks! & Facebook @ RochesterWorks! for upcoming JobFairs, Workshops, Events and Job postings.
Make sure to join our Rochester New York Job Seekers Facebook page, where we connect employers with individuals looking for work. Click Here.

Second Chance Hiring

by, Corey Nash

ROCHESTER, NY- Where is all the talent hiding these days? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, job openings remained near a series high, at 7.6 million, in January. Quits are also hovering in record territory, at 3.5 million.

It truly is a job seeker’s market—but not for everyone. In a July report*, prisonpolicy.org estimated the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated people at 27%. According to their analysis, “Formerly incarcerated people want to work. Their high unemployment rate reflects public will, policy, and practice—not differences in aspirations.”

We believe that the disconnect between the talent shortage and the high unemployment rate for justice-involved individuals represents an opportunity for businesses. Employers that seek talent outside their normal sources are building a strategic advantage in the talent war. The success stories are already pouring in.

That is why we are proud to participate in Second Chance Month this April. Throughout the month we will share data, promising practices, and compelling stories that illustrate the benefits of giving a deserving individual a second chance.

#ReentryMatters

  
Written by, Corey Nash

HENRIETTA, NY.-  On January 17th, 2019, more than 1000 job seekers stopped into the Flynn Center @ Monroe Community College to speak with over 70 companieslooking to hiring motivated individuals who are seeking employment. The event ran from 10am to 2pm, with lines of people trying to check in for registration. The 11th Annual Career Conference offered workshops during the fair, one by Rosa-Smith Montanaro & another presented by John Logal. Both of the workshops met full room capacity, which is the first time it has ever happened at the Career Conference.  This was one of the most successful conferences yet.

 

 

Only RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region.

 

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