Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 82,000 Job Openings Available on Jobs Express Website

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Employers Applaud State’s Site as a Way to Find Qualified, Ready-To-Work Employees.

Albany, NY - October 4, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than 82,000 positions are available on New York State’s Jobs Express website. Jobs Express connects job seekers to openings in each Region of the state and currently lists an average of 51,000 new jobs each month statewide.

“We are seeing more businesses come and expand here in our state which in turn is creating more job opportunities for New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “During this period of economic growth, our Job Express website continues to be an incredible tool for New Yorkers to find employment opportunities with local businesses that are looking to hire. It is clear that Jobs Express is in demand with more and more employers listing job opportunities and the thousands of job seekers who are ready to be hired using the website every day.”

 

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. Job seekers and employers interested in learning more should visit the Jobs Express website at www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/.

 

“For employers and job seekers alike, Jobs Express is a tremendous resource,” said Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera. “Not only can job seekers view available positions, employers can post jobs at no cost so they can find qualified ready-to-work potential employees in their own backyard.”

 

Thousands of people have been hired by companies that posted openings on the Jobs Express website since it launched in October 2011.

 

Statewide, the highest numbers of available jobs are in the fields of: Sales and Related positions; Management; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Computer and Mathematical; and Healthcare Practitioner and Technical.

 

Thousands of employers around the state have found success by using Jobs Express:

 

In the Capital Region, businesses are listing more than 5,500 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Sales and Related positions; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Computer and Mathematical; and Management.

 

Adam James of HealthHelp, LLC, in East Greenbush, New York, said, “The Department of Labor has been very helpful to HealthHelp, LLC, providing us with consistent effective resources for our bi-monthly recruitment periods. The staff has made it very easy to have our job postings visible on Jobs Express which has resulted in a steady flow of qualified candidates to select from. The staff is always available and helpful, becoming an asset in our recruiting process. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the State Department of Labor and recommend other organizations take advantage of the services they provide.”

 

In the Central New York Region, businesses are listing more than 3,900 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Sales and Related positions; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Farming, Fishing and Forestry; and Food Preparation and Serving Related.

 

Jim Hicken of Dickey’s Barbeque in Cortland, New York, said, “The Department of Labor and Cortland Works Career Center were very helpful in securing workers for me when I opened a new restaurant in Cortland. I posted my jobs on Jobs Express, used their offices for recruitments and found fifteen great candidates. The services were wonderful and I will use them again when I need to hire more people.”

 

In the Finger Lakes Region, businesses are listing more than 6,600 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Farming, Fishing and Forestry; Sales and Related positions; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Food Preparation and Serving Related; and Production.

 

Angela Adkins of TAB Retail Remodeling, Inc., said, “We greatly appreciate the recruitment assistance we’ve received from DOL. The staff was very helpful and our posting on Jobs Express continues to funnel potential employees to us. We will be utilizing this service for future recruitment efforts. Thank you for all of your help now and in the future.”

 

On Long Island, businesses are listing more than 7,100 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Sales and Related positions; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Management; and Food Preparation and Serving Related.

 

Charlie Harris of U.S. Nonwovens Corp., in Brentwood, New York, said, “I was told about Jobs Express by a colleague who said it could help our company recruit. We were looking for about 50 people so we placed a few ads on Jobs Express and did receive some qualified candidates. I would definitely use this service again!”

 

In the Mid-Hudson Region, businesses are listing more than 7,600 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Sales and Related positions; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Management; and Healthcare Support.

 

Sharon F. Martini, Operations Manager of At Home Ltd., said, “I am writing to express my gratitude to DOL for their assistance in building our Home Healthcare business in Orange County. It is crucial to have quality talent and we were able to hire over 50 home health aides through the Jobs Express system.”

 

In the Mohawk Valley Region, businesses are listing more than 1,800 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Sales and Related positions; Production; and Food Preparation and Serving Related.

 

Kathy King of St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, New York, said, “We are very pleased with results received from Job Express. We have between 50 and 75 openings at any given time. Since we started indexing, we have saved considerable time we would have used posting. I would recommend these services to any company and we will continue to make use of them in the future.”

 

In New York City, businesses are listing more than 24,000 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Management; Computer and Mathematical; Business and Financial Operations; Sales and Related positions; and Office, Clerical and Secretarial.

 

Faina Fradkin of John Jay College in New York, New York, said, “In these tough times, when advertising budgets are limited, we need a way to post our jobs so they can be seen by a large and diverse community of potential candidates. Jobs Express has been an extremely valuable tool for our organization, and we will continue to collaborate in the future.”

 

In the North Country Region, businesses are listing more than 2,100 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Farming, Fishing and Forestry; Sales and Related positions; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; and Transportation and Material Moving.

 

Theresa R. Lautenschuetz of North Country Cleaners in Plattsburgh, New York, said, “The Department of Labor has been a valuable resource and tremendous asset for my company over the years. I have posted several jobs on Jobs Express and over and over again, I have found employees that I can rely on. In business, this is essential for success!”

 

In the Southern Tier Region, businesses are listing more than 3,200 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Sales and Related positions; Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Food Preparation and Serving Related; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; and Production.

 

Charlotte Chase, Chief Operations Officer of Directive Technology Inc., in Oneonta, New York, said, “Directive Technology of Oneonta has worked closely with the Department of Labor to meet both our recruitment and training needs. We have a very strong partnership. We post all of our web design and other professional positions on Jobs Express and have had numerous new hires as a result, plus we have used the On-the-Job Training program extensively. We will continue to utilize these effective services for all of our future job openings.”

 

In the Western New York Region, businesses are listing more than 6,800 open positions on Jobs Express with the highest number of available jobs in the fields of: Office, Clerical and Secretarial; Sales and Related positions; Healthcare Practitioner and Technical; Production; and Management.

 

Marissa E. Brown, Manager of Kelly Services in Amherst, New York, said, “We have found the Jobs Express site very easy to use and we really like the resume search feature. The jobs we post on Jobs Express regularly draw a strong flow of applicant traffic and have enabled us to hire some quality candidates.”

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