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NYSDOL Issues August 2022 Newsletter

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued its August 2022 newsletter, a copy of which can be read below.


The New York State Job Bank Gets Huge Promotion

jobbank2The New York State Job Bank already has over 250,000 job opportunities for New Yorkers looking for work. Now, thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, the New York State Department of Labor will be able to promote the Job Bank like never before. Thanks to this new public awareness campaign a whole new audience will soon learn about the many fantastic job-search tools the DOL provides.

What does this mean for job seekers? With this increase in visibility, even more businesses are anticipated to take advantage of the opportunity to promote their job openings in the Job Bank, giving job seekers an even wider range of new employment possibilities.

Don't wait! Start exploring the Job Bank and browse our other job search resources by visiting on.ny.gov/findajob.

With Coursera, You Can Be Part of New York’s Future in Semiconductors

semiconductorsWith President Biden’s signing of the landmark CHIPS Act, a massive investment in U.S. semiconductor production, and Governor Hochul's Green CHIPS legislation, which will draw chip manufacturers to the state, New York is poised to lead the nation in semiconductor production. This means that now is the perfect time to position yourself for a new career in this exploding industry.

NYS DOL’s partnership with Coursera provides all unemployed New Yorkers with free access to thousands of online courses, including those related to the science of semiconductor production. Your first step into the world of semiconductor production is only a few clicks away.

Visit dol.ny.gov/online-learning-coursera to learn more about Coursera and explore the full catalog of free courses.

Are You a Victim of Wage Theft? Call the Wage Theft Taskforce Hotline

wage theftProtecting New York’s workers and ensuring they receive a fair wage is a key part of NYS DOL's mission. The Wage Theft Taskforce, launched in 2018 by NYS DOL and partner District Attorney’s offices, is another example of this idea put into action. Recently, it was announced that more than $3 million in wage restitution payments and unpaid New York State contributions had been secured by the Wage Theft Taskforce. This success has led to an expansion of services which now include a hotline and development on an online wage theft reporting system.

If you believe that you are a victim of wage theft, call the Wage Theft Taskforce Hotline at 883-910-4378.

Gas and Electric Bill Credit Available for Low-Income Households

billcreditTo provide further assistance to those who suffered significant financial hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul has made $567 million available to help more than 327,000 low-income households with their utility bills. This bill credit program will provide financial relief and remove the fear of having utility service interrupted for lack of payment. Beneficiaries of this program will begin seeing it reflected in August bills.

Nobody should live in fear of the lights being turned off. With this new utility credit, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers can breathe a little easier as they try to get back on their feet.

Any newly eligible low-income customers who enroll in the Energy Affordability Program (EAP) before December 31, 2022 will be included in the bill credit program. Individuals who need utility assistance can call the New York State Public Service Commission helpline at 1-800-342-3377.

We Still Need Your Feedback for the Sexual Harassment Prevention Plan


Click to view Commissioner Reardon's message regarding the Sexual Harassment Prevention Plan update.

We continue to seek your feedback regarding changes to New York State’s Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Plan. With your input, we can determine what is working with the current plan, and what areas we can improve upon.

Please visit https://on.ny.gov/nysdolfeedback to let us know how we can make all of New York’s workplaces safe from sexual harassment.

Seasonal Job Bank – Fall Jobs Are Just Around the Corner!

seasonalIt may not feel like it outside, but fall is just around the corner. This means a whole host of new seasonal jobs will be opening up in the coming weeks. Some businesses have already started posting their jobs to our Seasonal Job Bank in preparation. From apple orchards to athletics coaches to restaurant staff, our Seasonal Job Bank has thousands of job openings already listed. Whether you’re looking for a new full-time job or a second gig to supplement your income, there is sure to be something for everyone.

To find a great seasonal job in your area, visit our Seasonal Job Bank at seasonalworks.labor.ny.gov.

This is Why…I’m a Third Grade Teacher


Click to view Krystal's story.

As a young student, Krystal didn’t enjoy school. It wasn’t until a friend convinced her to go to community college that she discovered a love of learning that would inspire her to pursue a degree in education. Now a 3rd grade teacher, she wants her students to learn to believe in themselves from an early age so they can reach heights they might never have imagined.

Considering a career in education? From teachers and bus drivers to coaches and support staff, browse education job opportunities today at newyork.usnix.com.