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Finger Lakes Features: Veterans are #1 with Finger Lakes Works!

Throughout the month of November, Finger Lakes Works is reminding the public about the vast array of job search services available for Veterans.  These services include Skill Assessments, Job Search Assistance, Resume Preparation and training grants. 

In addition to these services Finger Lakes Works Career Centers offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.  What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be served first by the next available staff member and given first priority for job referrals and training for which you are eligible and qualified.

For a brief overview of services visit our YouTube channel 

More info can also be found at:

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Finger Lakes Features: Childcare Resources for Employers Presentation

As workers try to navigate the new requirements the COVID-10 pandemic has placed on communities, limited child-care options and changing school closures present a parallel crisis.

Working parents and their employers now find themselves in an ever-changing work and care landscape that can be increasingly tricky to navigate. Employers who are urgently addressing the care needs of their employees during this emergency, especially of those in lower income settings, can achieve business sustainability, productivity, and profitability in the long run.

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board recently presented an expert panel of local child care and human services providers to discuss resources available to employers and employees. 

Making up the panel was Julie Champion, Executive Director of Child & Family Resources, Inc. Renee Scholz, Family & Employer Services Director with The Child Care Council Inc. and Kay Jennings with Ontario County Department of  Social Services.

Presentation included information about child care referrals and scholarship programs, concrete supports for families (i.e. car seats, diapers, formula, books, safety items etc.) and much more.

View the recorded presentation on our YouTube channel here.

More information:

Child & Family Resouces, Inc.
Child Care Council Overview
CARES Employer Letter with Sample Verification

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SkillUp Finger Lakes


Through an online portal, Finger Lakes Works is providing free access to over 5,000 courses from Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider of workplace, business, technical and IT courses.

Learn how to register and search for courses by watching this video!

Finger Lakes Features: Senator Helming Presents Reliant Credit Union with Empire Award

Recipients of the New York State Senate Empire Award are businesses that excel in their field while playing an active role in supporting their communities and that is exactly what Reliant Credit Union has done in their 50 years of service to Ontario, Wayne and Monroe counties.

Please join us in congratulating Reliant Credit Union and Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board member Kathy Baker for this distinction and 50 years!  Read more at Finger Lakes Times.

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Finger Lakes Features: Ontario ARC

Ontario ARC dedicates themselves to bettering the lives of those with disabilities and their families.  Check out their video to learn more about their innovative services and how they strive for inclusiveness.

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