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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.
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 — 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 uptoday 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.

Democrat & Chronicle - Job seekers long for stability in shaky times

July 5, 2009 -- The economy stinks. Times are tough at your workplace, and there are rumors of yet another round of layoffs coming. You have trouble sleeping sometimes as you worry about your job.

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.


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