Finding a job can be a very stressful experience, especially in this economy.
The good news is that there are a number of resources and programs to help you search for jobs, develop your skills, and prepare you to succeed. Below are links to some of the programs and services that are available to help residents who are looking for a job or changing careers:
Job Banks/Civil Service Exams:
Search for jobs, learn job searching techniques, and find out about upcoming state, local, and federal civil service exams.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local community officials in celebrating the grand opening of Prime 516 restaurant. Prime 516 is located on Merrick Avenue in Merrick, just north of the Merrick Train Station.
Senator Fuschillo congratulated the owners and staff and wished them many years of success. He then joined with the Merrick Chamber of Commerce in cutting the ribbon and officially welcoming Prime 516 to the Merrick community.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. Senator Fuschillo received the group’s highest award, the William T. Smith award, which is given annually to an individual for his or her outstanding dedication and contribution to the STOP-DWI effort in New York State.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently named a 2011 “Eco-Star” by the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV).
NYLCV presents the Eco-Star award “to those outstanding elected officials who authored critical legislation, lobbied their colleagues, and helped broker bipartisan, bicameral solutions to New York’s many sustainability challenges.”
NYLCV named Senator Fuschillo an “Eco-Star” for “improving New York’s environment and securing a clean-energy future” by sponsoring New York State’s new complete streets law.
Convicted drunken drivers would have to fill out a sworn affidavit to transfer their car registration to someone else, under a law being proposed by two Long Island lawmakers.
The idea is to hinder drivers from simply switching their vehicles' registrations to someone else to avoid having to install court-ordered detectors that prevent cars from starting if alcohol is detected.
ALBANY - Convicted drunk drivers who don't install breathalyzer-like devices in their cars might have to instead wear alcohol-detection anklets under a bill being unveiled this week, the Daily News has learned.
The bill would make it more difficult for those convicted of drunk driving to avoid having BAC monitors installed in their cars before they drive again.
Anyone claiming they no longer have a car in order to avoid having to install the device would be required to strap on an device similar to one Lindsay Lohan once sported.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that his annual Golden Gathering will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. All residents are welcome to attend.
Over 100 exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance. A list of the exhibitors is available by clicking here.
Residents attending Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering will also be able to take advantage of a number of different programs and services, including:
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 to 11 am.
The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, teaches residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.
Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.
There is no minimum age or prerequisites to participate, but residents who would like to take part in the program must register prior to the event.
Law Requires Insurance Companies to Provide Equal Coverage for Oral Chemotherapy
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation which would give cancer patients greater access to oral chemotherapy. The law, which Senator Fuschillo supported in the Senate, requires insurance companies to provide the same coverage level for oral chemotherapy as intravenous chemotherapy.
“I applaud Governor Cuomo for urging Washington to expedite the review and approval process to allow work to begin on the Tappan Zee Bridge project.
In July, I toured the Tappan Zee Bridge with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to raise awareness about the need to rebuild the bridge, which is a vital economic artery for both New York State and the entire country. A new Tappan Zee Bridge is critical to the economic development of our entire region which will help create jobs and greatly improve our transportation infrastructure.
I am pleased that the Governor is making this a priority and thank him for taking action to help get this project moving forward.”
Plan Calls for Bus Rapid Transit to Ease Congestion and Improve Access to Route 110 Corridor
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the benefits of Bus Rapid Transit along the Route 110 Corridor as part of the Connect Long Island plan.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, Farmingdale Mayor Butch Starkie, and other local officials in unveiling Connect Long Island: A Regional Transportation and Development Plan.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with a constituent during his mobile office hours at the Amityville Library.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held Mobile Office Hours at the Amityville Library, where he met individually with residents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.
“It was great to be able to sit down with Amityville residents, speak with them individually about their concerns, and provide assistance if they needed it. I thank everyone who took the time to come to the Library and meet with me today," said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring two programs on Saturday, October 29th where residents can safely dispose of expired and unwanted medication or old cell phones.
Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” programs will be held at the Bellmore Train Station’s far west parking lot, located on the northwest corner of Sunrise Highway and Centre Avenue, between 9 am and 12 pm on Saturday, October 29th.
Participating in both programs is easy; residents can drive up, drop off their unwanted medications and/or old cell phones, and drive away.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended Autism Speaks’ annual “Long Island Walk Now for Autism” at Jones Beach State Park. Over 30,000 people participated in the walk to raise money for research that aims to find a cure for autism spectrum disorders.
Senator Fuschillo thanked the walkers for their efforts and congratulated Merrick resident Michael Giangregorio, who served as Chairman of the Walk, on putting together a successful event. According to Autism Speaks, the walk raised over $1.3 million for autism research.
With national breast cancer awareness month starting today, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding women that early detection plays a critical role in overcoming breast cancer. “Early detection greatly increases the chances of successfully treating breast cancer, which is why it’s so important for women to get screened regularly and practice good health habits.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to attend his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 27th. The Golden Gathering will take place from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.
“The Golden Gathering provides a host of programs, services, and information all under one roof. I invite everyone to come to the Freeport Recreation Center on October 27th and take advantage of these services,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The 2011 Golden Gathering will have over 100 exhibitors on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues, such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 to 11 am. The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is designed to teach residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.