IN THE NEWS
Time Warner Cable News ~ Summer of Opportunity Program Now Accepting Applications
February 25, 2015 ~ The City of Rochester and RochesterWorks! are teaming up to hepl teenagers get ready for employment with seasonal job training. The deadline to apply is March 13, 2015.
WHEC Channel 10 ~ ROC CITY Interviews: RochesterWorks! Job Fair
January 13, 2015 ~ WHEC cares about our community and we're proud to sponsor the RochesterWorks! 7th Annual Career Conference and Job Fair at Monroe Community College. Watch to see an interview with Shayla from RochesterWorks! and Cece from Verizon Wireless on ROC City Tonight.
Democrat & Chronicle ~ Major job fair to be held Wednesday, January 15
January 12, 2015 ~ The Annual Greater Rochester Career Conference and Job Fair will be from 9am to 3pm Wednesday.
Democrat & Chronicle ~ Summer teen jobs program seeks work sites
December 16, 2014 ~ RochesterWorks! Summer Youth Employment Program and the City of Rochester's Summer of Opportunity Program are looking for businesses, non-profits organizations and churches that can serve as summer workplaces for area youths next summer.
United States Department of Labor ~ RochesterWorks! Awarded $5 Million in Ready to Work Grant from the United States Department of Labor
October 15, 2014 ~ The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $169,771,960 in grants to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment. See the link above for a full list of grantees and amounts for this grant.
Rochester Americans ~ AMERKS Partner with RochesterWorks! to Host Downtown Career Fair on Friday, Nov. 14
October 15, 2014 ~ The Rochester Americans announced today that the team will partner with RochesterWorks! to host a Downtown Career Fair on Friday, Nov. 14th at The Blue Cross Arena from 1pm to 4pm. Pre-registration is required. See the link above for details.
Democrat & Chronicle ~ How Rochester's Jobs Growth Lags Behind Other Metros
October 1, 2014 ~ See the link above for insights from Lee Koslow, RochesterWorks! Technical Assistance and Training Manager, as he discusses Rochester's workforce trends in light of new data ranking Rochester 69th out of 125 metropolitan areas in the nations for job growth.
Time Warner Cable News - 'Summer of Opportunity' Comes to a Close for 800 Teen Workers
August 27, 2014 - RochesterWorks! and the City of Rochester celebrate another successful year for summer youth employment programs.
Democrat & Chronicle ~ Training Grants Up to $5 Available to Local Firms
July 19, 2014 ~ Federal training grants are now avilable for small and medium sized businesses in Monroe County through the Workforce Investment Board administered by RochesterWorks.
WHEC Channel 10 - Hundreds Take Part in the Summer of Opportunity Kick Off Rally
July 7, 2014 -RochesterWorks! in collaboration with the City of Rochester met with 800 youth on their first day of work in the Summer Youth Employment/Summer of Opportunity program for the summer.
WHEC Channel 10 - 2014 RochesterWorks Career Conference at Monroe Community College Coverage
January 15, 2014 - Career Conference at Monroe Community College draws over 1,000 job seekers to meet with over 60 Employers.
Democrat & Chronicle - Area's jobless rate falls to 7.7 percent
April 20, 2011 - The Rochester region is continuing its long climb out of the deep unemployment hole left by the recession, but it hasn't reached the surface yet.
13WHAM - Older and Younger Job Seekers Find Obstacles Locally
April 8, 2011 - A report from the AARP finds unemployment on the rise for people 55 and older. Local job placement agencies report it's also a tough job market for young job seekers.
Democrat & Chronicle - Strategic references are important for your job search
March 19, 2011 - Job seekers like to deem themselves "proven leaders" with a "track record of success." References can lend credibility to those claims and are as critical to job preparations as the resume and interview, local hiring experts say.
Democrat & Chronicle - Recruiter services are in growing demand in business world
March 12, 2011 - Recruitment of new employees has gone the way of payroll and tax duties for a number of companies â€” out of the building. For years, employers have used recruitment firms to fill specialized technical and senior level executive positions. Now more types of job-seekers are likely to deal with a third party than a person at the company that is offering the job.
Democrat & Chronicle - Three day job workshop for teens begins
February 23, 2011 - While some students are enjoying their week off from school, others are choosing to spend their break learning skills to find a job.
Democrat & Chronicle - Changing economy requires flexible approach
January 30, 2011 - Changing careers is common practice in tough economic times, as some industries fade and others boom. But starting over in a new field isn't always a straightforward proposition.
Democrat & Chronicle - Volunteering can lead way back to work
January 23, 2011 - It's the cardinal rule of resumes: Avoid gaps at all costs.
Democrat & Chronicle - Job fair helps link applicants, firms
January 19, 2011 - Andrew Christensen, 22, hasn't seen many job offers since graduating from the University at Albany last spring with a degree in psychology and business.
10NBC - 600 Job Seekers attend Career Conference at MCC
January 18, 2011 - RochesterWorks, along with News 10NBC, teamed up today for the annual Greater Rochester Career Conference at Monroe Community College.
10NBC - How to Prepare for a Career Fair
December 22, 2010 - The holidays are a tough time to be without work, but it's also a good time to find a job. RochesterWorks! held a workshop Wednesday to teach job seekers how to prepare for a career conference that's coming up in January.
13WHAM - Local Families Struggling as Unemployment Benefits End
November 22, 2010 - Bruce Himes tries to stay positive for his family but admits he worries. A lot.