St. Lawrence County's jobless can now take advantage of state's Jobs Express website
Those out of work in St. Lawrence County can take advantage of a listing of nearly 88,000 jobs currently available and listed on the Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov), including 1,950 in the North Country.
The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.“Since the site was first launched, thousands of businesses have utilized Jobs Express to tap into the Empire State’s unparalleled work-force, and with more people being hired every day it is playing a vital role in our efforts to connect New Yorkers with growing local businesses,” Cuomo said.
During March, were more than 119,000 new job openings were listed on Jobs Express, and there were more than 77,000 unique website visitors. This represents an increase of 17,000 new job openings and 6,400 unique visitors from the previous month.
New businesses and job listings are added every day. A total of 7,700 businesses posted a new job order on the site in March, representing an increase of 22 percent from March 2013. Businesses using the site fulfilled more than 97,000 job orders in March 2014.
The occupational categories with the most jobs listed in March included sales and related, office clerical and secretarial, management, computer and mathematical, and business and financial operations.
“This is just one tool the Department of Labor uses to help connect workers to available jobs,” said State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera. “I urge anyone looking for a job or to advance their career to visit the Jobs Express page and to visit one of our 96 New York Career Centers for one-on-one assistance in finding a job.”
In St. Lawrence County, there are Career Centers at 35 Glenn St., Massena, at 80 State Hwy. 310 Suite 8, Canton, and at 1020 Park St., Ogdensburg.
Employers interested in listing jobs can should visit www.labor.ny.gov/hire.
The governor notes that as of mid-April, 1,950 North Country jobs were listed.