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New York State Department of Labor

Governor Cuomo Announces Over 132,000 Positions Available on Jobs Express Website

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Albany, NY (October 16, 2015) -

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 132,000 available jobs, a new record high, are now listed on New York State's Jobs Express website.

“Businesses need skilled and qualified workers to fill the new jobs that are being created all across the state and Jobs Express has been outstanding resource for connecting these employers with prospective employees," said Governor Cuomo. "I encourage all businesses that are hiring to post their jobs in the system and I urge all job seekers to start their search with Jobs Express.”

As of September 2015, New York's private sector jobs count stood at 7,821,700 and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent. Significant job creation under Governor Cuomo has led to an expanded need for qualified workers and employers are, more than ever, utilizing Jobs Express to help fill those vacancies.

Jobs Express sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. There is also a one-stop-shop website that provides information about and resources for Jobs Express.

Below is the current number of available jobs on Jobs Express, broken down by region:

Region

Positions

Capital

11,000

Central NY

7,400

Finger Lakes

10,800

Hudson

15,500

Long Island

16,200

Mohawk Valley

3,100

New York City

50,200

North Country

3,500

Southern Tier

4,700

Western NY

9,800

Total

132,200

Acting New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta L. Reardon said, "As New York's economy continues to grow, businesses' needs for a ready workforce will only increase. The Department of Labor and Jobs Express can help meet that need by providing a connection between businesses and job seekers. I echo Governor Cuomo in urging employers and job seekers alike to make use of this free service."

Businesses across New York have successfully utilized Jobs Express to help find qualified candidates for their open positions.

Daigle Cleaning Systems, Clifton Park, NY – "The Department of Labor’s Jobs Express is a great resource for businesses. The Department of Labor staff has been, and continues to be, very helpful in referring candidates whose skills match our needs. We have been very happy with our experience."

Elite Plumbing and Heating Contractors, Inc., Walden, NY – "We were looking for an agency that could help us find new employees and were pleasantly surprised to learn that the Department of Labor offered this kind of service at no cost. Being a small business, the use of DOL offices for our recruitment events has been great! We've hired some really talented people as a result of these events and are looking to hire again. We would definitely recommend DOL services to any business."

Management Advisory Group of New York, Catskill, NY – "Jobs Express is a wonderful resource for businesses. We can post job listings with ease, and can save the posting for future use. Once a position is posted, resumes begin arriving the very next morning. The website also offers a resume search function which is very useful. The staff is very helpful in referring qualified candidates and they keep us informed about grant funding available for new hire subsidies. We have been very pleased with our experience and have hired three employees using this process."

Jobs Express is just one of the free services available to job seekers and businesses through the New York State Department of Labor. At Department of Labor Career Centers around the state, job seekers can receive one-on-one help with their job searches. For more information, please visit www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator.

Businesses interested in listing their jobs should visit: www.labor.ny.gov/hire.

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