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Looking for a job? There are immediate openings throughout New York State. See the NY Hire Now website.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: All in-person appointments at all Career Centers in New York State have been canceled until further notice.
Unemployment Insurance benefits will NOT be impacted and customers should continue to file for weekly benefits as normal.
This is being done out of an abundance of caution based on directives from Governor Cuomo to ensure appropriate measures are being taken for the safety and health of our staff and customers. All appointments will be rescheduled at a later date or offered virtually. Customers will receive a follow-up letter or phone call with additional information at a later date.

Looking for a seasonal job? Check out our NY Seasonal Jobs web page to find the job that's right for you!

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Current Openings

Follow this link to register for New York's Job Bank. You can:

  • Search job listings
  • Post your resume
  • Receive e-mails about job listings

Jobs by Region - Job Openings in New York State.

Job Fairs/Recruitments - Find recruitments and job fairs in your area.

H-2A Agricultural Clearance Orders - These are current agricultural jobs in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

H-2B Clearance Orders - These are current full-time, temporary jobs in New York and other states.

Services for agricultural workers - This link will take you to a page of resources for agricultural workers and other information about the Department’s Agriculture Labor Program.

GreenCareersNY - Find green jobs and training opportunities in your area.  

Directory of Possible Employers - Search businesses by occupation or industry. Find businesses that hire a certain occupation or industry.

Civil Service - Details on civil service examinations and how to apply for positions.

Job Search

Earn it, While You Learn it

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprentices learn the skills for a job through both on-the-job training and in a classroom. Follow our link to learn more.

On-the-Job Training

Are you interested in a job that calls for skills you don’t currently have? Do you want to give a potential employer information that may make you a more appealing candidate? If yes, you may be a good candidate for the OJT Program. Through OJT, your new employer can be reimbursed for up to 50% of your wages while you’re in training for your new job. To find out more, contact your local New York State Career Center.

OJT Fact Sheet

Job Search Tools


Use JobZone to find job titles closely related to your current job. It is your online career-planning system. You can create a free account in minutes. It provides:

  • Details on 900+ jobs
  • Labor market updates (wages and openings)
  • Tools to help you pick a career
  • Ways to apply your skills from one job to a different job

JobZone offers data tailored to your interests and job needs.


Use CareerZone to explore your future career plans. Click on a job title from any of six major categories. Scroll to the bottom to find other job titles that use similar skills and interests.

Universe.Jobs - Excellent job search tips from real HR recruiters on topics such as:

  • Resumes
  • Interviewing
  • Using social media in your job search also lets you create a profile to showcase your experience to potential employers. Use your profile to network, blog, post to forums and engage in other social media activities.

Job Search Guides

NYS Salary Negotiation Guide

"Find the Career You Love" - A series of publications designed as a comprehensive tool for job seekers. Each publication focuses on different important aspects of finding and preparing for a job:

Job Search Guide - Strategies for Professionals
This guide presents an overview of important aspects of the job search. It includes such topics as:

  • Handling your job loss
  • Managing personal resources
  • Self-assessment
  • Researching the job market
  • Networking
  • Resume preparation
  • Interviewing
  • Additional resources on each topic

Job Search Guide for School District Employees
This job search guide is for school district employees. It covers the topics you need for a successful job search. Get off to a good start by understanding today's labor market and learning helpful job search strategies.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Learn about hundreds of different jobs, including:

  • Training and education needed
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • Work tasks and conditions

The Handbook also gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market and more.

Youth Portal

The Youth Portal has tools and resources for young people to build a resume, find your first job, or create a budget.

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