OSWEGO, NY – The county’s support of the One Stop Center has paid dividends as the site will continue to assist job seekers.
At this month’s legislature meeting, Oswego County Legislator James Karasek said, “It’s important for us in the county, with the unemployment rate that we have, that we provide the proper services to help people try to find a job. We still remain very close to the bottom of the list with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.”
The Oswego County Workforce New York’s One Stop Career Center provides assistance to those seeking employment.
However, it required a boost from the county to be able to continue providing services.
“We thought outside the box and said, ‘OK we’ll take some ownership of this but we’d like business and industry to take a little bit of ownership, too.’ We put the challenge out and we put the money on the table and we informed the center that if you can match this then it’s yours,” Karasek said.
The center contacted all sorts of businesses throughout Oswego County.
All of those who were able to step up and donate what they could to support the center did so.
They were able to meet the goal of $50,000 as of Oct. 15.
For those interested in learning more about the center or utilizing its services, the OCWNY staff will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday (Oct. 22), at the One Stop Career Center, 200 N. Second St., Fulton.
The public is invited to learn about the services available at the One Stop, located on the first floor of the County Branch Office Building.
OCWNY and its partners in the public workforce system will provide information on services that assist job seekers and employers in Oswego County.
Job seekers can access job listings, use the career center’s computers, fax machines and printers to look for work, attend workshops to enhance work readiness skills or access training for occupational skills.
Employers may use the center for job posting and referral, to hold on-site recruitments, and for assistance with training and labor market information.
For more information or to register for the event, call (315) 591-9000.