July 7, 2014
By Stephanie West
Albany, NY – New York State is partnering with the Department of Labor and more than 100 regional chambers of commerce throughout the state as part of a strategic approach to help businesses access capital incentives, grow their workforce and manage their operations. Combined, the chambers of commerce will relay the no-cost business support services to over 50,000 businesses across the state.
Using state services saves businesses time and money. Job fairs and recruitments can be tailored to the requirements of a business to assist in their hiring needs. Businesses are encouraged to utilize NYS Jobs Express (www.jobs.ny.gov) which currently lists more than 95,000 available positions. Businesses get their own service manager for one-on-one help to find workers. Tax credits are avilable for hiring youth. DOL Labor Law Seminars provide information so businesses avoid penalties.
The Department of Labor can offer consultation services that can complement a company’s Human Resources team. This includes choosing candidates, writing job postings and writing an employee handbook.
"By partnering with more than 100 chambers of commerce, we are increasing the spotlight on the many ways that the state can help businesses thrive," Governor Cuomo said. "From managing day-to-day operations to finding the right employees, our administration offers a variety of services that can open doors to a more competitive future for any company. I am proud that the state is partnering with these regional organizations and I encourage all business leaders to explore how New York can help them grow."