More Than 59,000 New Yorkers Hired Via Jobs Express Since October 2011
As Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire, Governor Urges Long-Term Unemployed to Apply For These Jobs
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Jobs Express, a website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment, currently has more than 74,000 job openings available.
The site has helped more than 59,000 individuals find work since its October 2011 launch. As extended unemployment benefits expire for thousands of New Yorkers this month, the Governor urges long-term unemployed, now more than ever to apply for these jobs.
"Jobs Express has been a resounding success for more than 59,000 formerly unemployed New Yorkers who were able to find a job," Governor Cuomo said. "More than 4,600 employers across the state are hiring now and I urge all New Yorkers who are looking for work to visit Jobs Express."
Currently 4,614 employers have 74,810 job vacancies available on Jobs Express. Since October 2011, when the Jobs Express site was launched, 5,843 employers who list their jobs on the site reported more than 59,586 new hires. The Governor continues to encourage employers to use the proven results of Jobs Express to post new jobs and connect to skilled and ready to work New Yorkers.
With extended unemployment benefits expiring this week, jobseekers are encouraged to apply for these jobs which are in a wide range of entry level and professional fields and pay scale. Jobseekers can also visit the Department of Labor’s 88 one-stop career centers for expert assistance in job interview preparation.
Kathie O’Mara, Associate Director of Human Resources at Apex Tool Group, LLC, said, “The Department of Labor has been our go-to source for our hiring needs for years. This year was a particularly busy one for us in the area of recruitment. We hired 29 new hourly employees in our facility and wanted to extend our thanks to the Department of Labor for their assistance in finding us great talent."
Kathy Watson, Director of Human Resources at Timeless Frames, Decor, and Expressions, said, “Timeless Frames has developed a very strong, positive, working relationship with the Department of Labor over the past few years. We currently use Jobs Express to post all of our positions and with their assistance, have been able to fill many of our vacant positions. We plan to continue using this great service to give us a competitive advantage in our hiring efforts.”
Wynn Kintz, Owner of Kintz Plastics, said, “Due to the specialized nature of our work, it is not unusual for us to have difficulty recruiting qualified employees. We are pleased to utilize Jobs Express and the Department of Labor’s recruitment expertise to help us hire several promising employees.”
The Jobs Express website takes thousands of jobs posted by employers and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors. To visit Jobs Express, go to http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.