Our Work

Employment & Training

Community Action provides services to help job seekers develop new job skills to find better jobs and helps employers to secure good qualified employees. We are a ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER location offering a free computer lab, free internet access, job seeker workshops in partnership with the GLOW Workforce Development Board.

We also host the SUNY ATTAIN Computer Lab in our Cornerstone Outreach Center in Perry. SUNY ATTAIN conducts free classes for people looking to gain basic and advanced computer skills such as, Windows 10, Microsoft Office Certification, QuickBooks, and much more.

Adult and Dislocated Workers

Job seeker help is available to anyone. Our experienced team is ready to help whether you are currently working and are looking to better your career or maybe your circumstances required you to leave the workforce and you are ready to go back. Specific funds are available for re-training of individuals who experience job loss due to the effect of foreign trade.

Services include:

  • Career Counseling
  • Expert Resume Writing
  • Job Interview Skills
  • Direct Job Referrals
  • Training and Tuition Assistance
  • Referrals on Demand Occupations
  • Post Placement Services
  • Job Shadows
  • Work Experience Opportunities
  • Job Seeker Workshops
  • Employer / Employee Skills Development

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act established federal grant funds to pay for certain employment and training activities in New York State. Employers can access these funds through us to assist with the costs associated with training new employees, as well as those incurred as a result of upgrading the skills of an existing workforce.

Two specific types of training that qualify for funding are: OJT (On-the-Job Training) and Employer Customized Training.

Out of School Youth and Young Adults

Vocational and Career Scholarship Programs

  • Financial assistance to help with the cost of tuition, books, and other fees related to post-secondary training in a demand occupation.

Paid and Unpaid Work Experience

  • Paid placement at a local business from two weeks to three months to give the participant exposure to employment and work experience in a trade or career.

Supportive Services

  • Financial assistance for other costs related to post-secondary vocational training, which might include transportation, childcare, special uniforms, shoes and/or tools.

More Services

Soft skills training, volunteer opportunities, resume/cover letter preparation, job seeker assistance, vocational/skill assessments, mock interviews, job shadows/business tours, networking opportunities, job application assistance and various workshops offered throughout the year.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Paid work placements are available with local businesses throughout Wyoming County for in or out of school youth age 14 to 20. This program gives participants exposure to employment and work experience in a trade or career. You can earn the current minimum wage rate per hour working 25 hours per week for 5 weeks. Must meet TANF eligibility guidelines. Click here for details.

SSDI and SSI Recipients

If you are between 18 and 64 years old and receiving SSI or SSDI and would like to return to employment without experiencing a sudden loss of benefits, we can help. Our Disability Resource Coordinator will help you find programs that can help your ability to gain, return to, or retain employment. We are an Employment Network for the Ticket To Work program. For more information visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/ or call Laurie Schaller at (585) 447-8257.

Free Computer Lab & WIFI

No appointment necessary from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday at our Route 20a location. Lab includes current and locally advertised job listings, labor market information and employment trends, State and County civil service listings, job search websites via fast internet connection, interactive software tutorials, printer, videos, books, phone, fax, and copy machine availability.