Job Seekers



Get the career of your dreams with CNY Works!

Whether you need to find a job, change careers or build/upgrade your job skills, CNY Works can help. We can make your search easier and provide you with expert guidance and quality resources. We work with hundreds of area employers so we have up-to-date information on who is hiring and what types of jobs are in demand.

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Check out the Syracuse.com's series: Help During Hard Times; Expert Advice on Finding a Job, Managing Money, and Building a Career in CNY

You may qualify for temporary aid. The myBenefits.ny.gov website is a fast and easy way to find out about many helpful programs and how to apply for them.  These include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps), Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Temporary Assistance, and free or reduced-price school lunches.  If you are currently participating in any of these programs, tell your local Department of Social Services when your unemployment benefits run out.

Making Homes Affordable - What is Making Home Affordable?

The Making Home Affordable Program  (MHA) ® is a critical part of the Obama Administration's broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy.  Maybe your expenses have increased due to medical bills or you're picking up the pieces after a separation or divorce. Maybe you're trying to get by with less because your hours were cut or your business stumbled. In any case, it's important to be proactive. MHA ® can help you get real help and real answers right now.

Money Smart - A Financial Education Program.  The Money Smart for Adults instructor-led curriculum consists of eleven training modules that cover basic financial topics.  Topics include a description of deposit and credit services offered by financial institutions, choosing and maintaining a checking account, spending plans, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, and the basics of building or repairing credit. 

For jobseekers in the Baldwinsville area: 

A librarian is on hand for resume help at the Baldwinsville PEACE, Inc. County West Family Resource Center 2 days a week, usually Tuesday 9am - Noon and Thursday from 1-4pm.  PEACE Inc. in Baldwinsville has computers available for job hunters to use any time they are open. (County West FRC is located in Nobles Plaza, 93 Syracuse Street #700, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.)

 

For jobseekers in the DeWitt area:

The DeWitt Community Library offers a one-on-one resume review program and an in-house laptop loaner program to job seekers.  The resume review program is offered on Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 5:30pm.  Public computers are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. The DeWitt Community Library is located at Entrance #3, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd East, DeWitt, NY  13214.  To register for a resume review session call the Library at 446-3578, or register online at www.dewlib.org (under “program calendar” tab).

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