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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.
January 15, 2014 - Career Conference at Monroe Community College draws over 1,000 job seekers to meet with over 60 Employers.
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.
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.
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.
10NBC - Unemployment rate hits 26-year high
July 2, 2009 - Sharon Bastian got laid off from her job as a marketing research analyst in Philadelphia about a month before her husband took a new job in Rochester. Today she was in a mock interview session at Rochester Works, the local agency that receives federal job training money for the Rochester area. “I've been here about two months. And it's been an interesting experience being in the job search mode for the first time in ten years.”
Democrat & Chronicle - Personnel pro on his own job quest
June 28, 2009 - When Craig A. Young goes to networking events and job fairs, he sometimes forgets which side of the table he sits on. Having worked at Eastman Kodak Co. and spinoff company Carestream for a combined 26 years in positions that often had human resources responsibilities, he finds himself trying to help out the other job seekers at networking events. Attending RochesterWorks' job-search workshops, he was offering advice to other participants and he has even counseled a former supervisor.
Democrat & Chroicle - Talk with financial planner before deciding to retire
June 7, 2009 -- If John Phillips had it to do all over again, he might not have taken an early retirement from Xerox Corp. in December 2006.
Democrat & Chronicle - Keeping health coverage after layoff a challenge
March 29, 2009 = When Jodi Casey and her husband, Kevin, were both laid off last July, they thought about the mortgage, car payments, school field trips and college tuition. But nothing weighed more heavily on their minds than how to hold on to their medical insurance.