The Displaced Homemaker Program serves people who have been displaced from their careers as unpaid homemakers.
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bond insurance coverage for businesses who hire high-risk jobseekers. This includes:
To find out more, contact your Local New York State Career Center.
The New York State Department of Labor provides seamless services and accessibility to all individuals in our Career Centers, including people with disabilities. It is the policy of the New York State Department of Labor and the State of New York to provide universal access and full participation in all of its programs, services and activities.
To read the NYSDOL Policy Statement on Discrimination against Individuals with Disabilities, click here.
The Career Centers provide employment services to all job seekers, including those who have disabilities. Some of these services include career counseling, resume development, career workshops, computers/internet access, computer workshops, job search resources and placement assistance, career resource library, access to phone/fax/copier and short-term training for long-term careers(subject to funding availability and program regulations). The Career Centers can also provide connections to other community organizations and resources for additional services and supports.
You can use the Career Center Locator tool to find your nearest Career Center, www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator.
There are Disability Resource Coordinators (DRCs) available in some of the Career Centers. The DRCs are funded by sources including the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) and the New York Employment Services System (NYESS).The Career Centers provide employment services to all job seekers, including those who have disabilities. Some of these services include career counseling, resume development, career workshops, computers/internet access, computer workshops, job search resources and placement assistance, career resource library, access to phone/fax/copier and short-term training for long-term careers(subject to funding availability and program regulations). The Career Centers can also provide connections to other community organizations and resources for additional services and supports.
Some examples of the assistance DRCs provide include:
The New York Employment Services System (NYESS) is a comprehensive employment system that provides New Yorkers – regardless of their (dis)Ability with a single point of access to employment services and related supports. In addition, NYESS is a statewide Administrative Employment Network (EN) whereby a Social Security beneficiary (ages18-64) can assign their Ticket to Work to NYESS and access employment services from a variety of providers, including many NYS Career Centers, throughout New York State that are participating in the NYESS Administrative Employment Network.
More information about NYESS is available on their Customer Information page.
ACCES-VR(formerly known as VESID) is a state agency that provides vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities, including training opportunities and job placement services. ACCES-VR partners with the New York State Department of Labor. More information about ACCES-VR services can be obtained at your local Career Center. To locate an ACCES-VR district office near you, visit http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/do/locations.htm or call 1-800-222-JOBS(5627).
The mission of the NYS Commission for the Blind is to enhance employability, to maximize independence, and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind. For more information or to find a local office near you please call 1-866-871-3000 or TTY 1-866-371-6000. More information available on the website http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cb/about.asp.
On September 28, 2015, the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reauthorization Act of 2015, went into effect continuing the TAA program for six years, and changing the group eligibility requirements and individual benefits and services available under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program since January 1, 2014.
IMPORTANT! TAA petitions that were denied certification between January 1, 2014 – June 28, 2015 will be re-examined by the United States Department of Labor. You can view updated petition status information here: http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/taa_search_form.cfm
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal entitlement program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. This program provides adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become reemployed.
If you are eligible, the TAA program offers a variety of benefits and services to support you in your search for reemployment. This includes:
For assistance conducting an effective job search, contact your local New York State Career Center.
This toolkit contains practical worksheets and examples to prepare ex-offender job seekers for employment.
NY State of Health is a new way for people to shop for, compare and enroll in health coverage. It is also the only place to get a new kind of financial assistance provided by the federal government to lower the cost of your health coverage. The Marketplace gives you an easy way to compare health insurance plans so you can choose the one that's right for your health needs and your budget.
In the Marketplace, you can apply for help to lower the cost of your health coverage. You may qualify for new tax credits to help pay for your monthly health insurance premiums. You may also be eligible for assistance to help pay for copays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs. The Marketplace will also see if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus.
You can learn more and find a trained person who can help you enroll in your area at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or by calling 1-855-355-5777.
You may qualify for temporary assistance. Visit myBenefits.ny.gov from any computer with Internet access. You can do it from your home, the local library or a New York State Career Center. On the site, you can do a five-minute, confidential self-assessment of your income and family situation. The site then lists programs that may help you and tells you where and how to apply in your area. You may qualify for programs such as:
Every hour, someone in New York State needs essential services, but people often don't know where to turn. The United Way advises you to pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 (or 3-1-1 in the New York City area) to get answers and help. Or, visit http://www.211ny.org/ or www.nyc.gov/311. Some of the many services include transportation, housing, social services, health and medicine.
ACCESS NYC is a free service that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State, and Federal human service benefit programs. You may use this service anonymously or you can create an account. Some ACCESS NYC programs require users to create an account.
Get free help from the Division of Consumer Protection on:
If you find it hard to make your house payment each month:
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