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For Job Seekers

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. We also list current job openings and recruitments on our website.

For one-on-one assistance with your job search, use our resource room to access computers and helpful staff. Alternatively, attend one of our many useful workshops regarding such things as resume writing, interviewing skills, social networking and computer skills training.

In addition, computer resources are available at local libraries. See

What to Expect

To get registered you must attend a 1 hour Orientation session. Orientations are held every Wednesday at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. No appointment necessary!

Meet with an employment counselor after the session to determine the next step for you!

Services include a choice of several workshops to help with your job search, resume, and interviewing skills.

One-on-one meetings with an experienced employment counselor can provide a more in-depth review of customer needs and may include skills testing, review of labor market trends and in-demand occupations, adaptability and transferability of existing skills, and even funding for training courses.

Because every customer’s situation is unique, this wide variety of offerings is geared to ensure all customers get exactly what they need to successfully complete their job search.

Other Programs
  • You may qualify for temporary aid - The 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 - 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 - 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.
Top Local Employers

Upstate University Hospital              National Grid                                                  

Syracuse University                          Time Warner Cable                                 

St. Joseph's Hospital                         Raymour & Flanigan                          

Wegmans                                          Syracuse VA Medical Center                

Crouse Hospital                                Welch Allyn                                          

Loretto                                              United Parcel Service                             

Lockheed Martin                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Roman Catholic Diocese                   Stickley Inc.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield         SRC, Inc.

AXA Equitable











Placement Agencies

Placement agencies have a wide variety of jobs, ranging from entry-level positions to professional careers which require extensive experience and education. UI Claimants: registering with employment agencies counts as a Work Search Activity that you can log on your mandatory Work Search Record.


225 Greenfield Pkwy Suite 111; Liverpool New York 13088 (315) 461-1270

Including but not limited to: Production, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Medical/ Science, Engineering, Transportation, Administrative/Clerical, Hospitality, Industrial, HR, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology


15 E Genesee Street; Baldwinsville New York 13027 (315) 428-8888

Including but not limited to: Accounting, Professional, Healthcare, Commercial Driving, Administrative/ Clerical, Skilled Trades, Construction, IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, Assembly and Warehouse


5795 Widewaters Parkway; Syracuse New York 13214 1-877-COMFORCE

Including but not limited to: Information Technology, Healthcare, Professional


CPS Recruitment HQ Syracuse Office 904 7th North Street Liverpool, NY 13088

Phone (315) 457-2500; Fax (315) 457-1400

Manufacturing Team (315) 458-2100; Fax (315) 458-5899

Including but not limited to: Accounting, Finance, Clerical, Customer Service, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technology, Software, Legal, Marketing, Program Management, Sales, Healthcare, Medical Manufacturing, light industrial


(949) 885-5151;

Skills Desired Include: Java Script, Java, SQL, HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, JQery, Linux, ASP.NET, Python, Ajax, C++, XML, Oracle


7525 Morgan Road; Liverpool, NY 13088 Phone: (315) 453-5533; Fax (315) 453-3958

Including but not limited to: Banking, IT and Systems, Construction, Contractors, Education, Engineering, Health care, manufacturing, medical office, printing, retail wholesale


990 James Street; Syracuse NY 13203 Phone: (315) 422-8181; Fax : (315) 472-0534

Including but not limited to: Electronic Assembly (Soldering Exp); Clerical, Customer Service, Warehouse


2 S Clinton Square Suite L50C; Syracuse, NY 13202 (315) 423-7213

Including but not limited to: Administrative, Call Center, Hospitality, Industrial, and Skilled Trades

Remedy Intelligent Staffing Canalwood Commons 2949 Erie Blvd East., Ste. 100 • Syracuse, NY 13224 (315) 401- 6711

Focus on manufacturing and warehousing opportunities, but occasionally do recruit for other positions. They also do a lot of temp to hire and direct placement as well.


500 Plum Street Suite 120; Syracuse NY 13204 (315) 233-1972

Including but not limited to: Accounting, receptionist, administrative, finance, customer service


2112 Erie Blvd., East Suite 400 Syracuse NY 13224 (315) 455-9675

Including but not limited to: Clerical support, office administration, customer service, accounting, manufacturing, technical disciplines, professional


6101 East Molloy Road East Syracuse, NY 13057 Phone: (315) 432-5636 Fax: (315) 432-0916

Including but not limited to: Clerical, custodial, housekeeping, medical, administrative, manufacturing, customer service, event staffing


JobZone is an interactive resource to help adults manage their careers. JobZone is the perfect tool for:

  • Planning your future
  • Organizing your job search
  • Exploring your career interests and skills
  • Developing customized resumes
  • Exploring more than 800 careers

Create an account or log in to JobZone.



The Occupational Network (O*Net) is an online resource center which uses a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) which currently includes 1,000 different occupational titles. It includes resources for job seekers, workforce professionals and businesses. 

O*Net Online

Civil Service

Civil Service

The designation given to goverment employment for which a person qualifies on the basis of merit rather than political patronage or personal favor.

Civil service employees, often called civil servants or public employees, work in a variety of fields such as teaching, sanitation, healthcare, management, and administration for the federal, state, or local government.  Legislatures establish basic prerequisites for employment such as compliance with minimal age and educational requirements and residency laws.  Employees enjoy job security, promotion and educational opportunities, comprehensive medical insurance coverage, and pension and other benefits often not provided in comparable positions in private employment.

Most civil service positions are filled from lists of applicants who are rated in descending order of their passing scores on competitive civil service examinations.  Such examinations are written test designed to measure objectively a person's aptitude to perform a job.  They are open to the general public upon the completion and filing of the necessary forms.  Promotional competitive examinations screen eligible employees for job advancement.  Veterans of the Armed Services may be given hiring preference usually in the form of extra points added to their examination scores, depending upon the nature and duration of thier service.

Onondaga County Civil Service      (Exam Fee Waiver)

New York State Civil Service

State Jobs NY

Job Test Prep

*No exam fee is due if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. Choose the option, "I am unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household."

*No exam fee is due if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Social Security payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a state or local social service agency. Choose the option, "I am receiving public assistance."