Senator Nozzolio and Assemblyman Oaks Announce Assistance for Electromark Employees

Michael F. Nozzolio

December 05, 2013

In response to a direct request to Commissioner Peter Rivera, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks were advised that the New York State Department of Labor would begin immediate steps to mobilize a Rapid Response Team to provide unemployment assistance, job training and new job opportunities to employees who will be displaced as a result of Electromark’s decision to close their Wolcott facility.  Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks have been working aggressively with the New York State Department of Labor to help ensure that every affected employee is given the resources and support they need to find new employment. 

“We must do everything possible to support the individuals and families affected by the closure of Electromark," said Senator Mike Nozzolio. "This important assistance from the New York State Department of Labor will help ensure that each employee receives the services and assistance they need. We will continue to work with the Department of Labor to ensure that retraining funds and assistance are made available to the over 100 employees affected by this decision.”

"Commissioner Rivera has assured us that the New York State Department of Labor is making their strongest commitment to meet the needs of the affected employees of Electromark.  Having the Rapid Response Team assist these individuals is critical as the workers and their families deal with employment and personal decisions about their future," said Assemblyman Bob Oaks.

“As the New York State Senator representing over 100 Electromark employees and their families, I remain committed to doing everything possible to assist these individuals during this difficult time,” concluded Senator Mike Nozzolio.