Welcome to The Workforce Partnership, an employment and training program serving the needs of job seekers and businesses throughout the area. All services are funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federal program designed to strengthen our nation’s workforce system and help get Americans high quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. There are two conveniently located American Job Centers: the Massapequa Career Center located at 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa and the Hicksville Career Center located at 301 W. Old Country Road, Hicksville.
After the Executive Order to close Career Centers, we have been actively converting our existing workforce services to virtual formats. Therefore, job search workshops, networking events, Interviewing skills, career counseling, resume and cover letter assistance, as well as other job search services and resources are now available online.
Services provided to job seekers through our Career Centers are provided at no cost. We are an equal opportunity employer/program, and all Career Centers are handicapped accessible with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. You may review our Equal Opportunity Policy and Grievance Procedures on our website. Our Career Centers are certified by the New York State Department of Labor as Workforce New York Career Centers.
New York State’s Career Centers are proud to offer Priority of Service to Veterans and Eligible Spouses. If you served on Active Duty in the United States Armed Forces, we will: • Serve you first by the next available staff member. • Give you first priority to any jobs or training for which you are eligible and qualified.
To participate in our career services, registration is required. You can choose to use our services without a lot of staff assistance, such as participating in our free workshops. You may also choose personalized, one-on-one career coaching and resume writing services. Whether you are finding a job or interested in building your career skills, we provide a wide range of services to assist you.
AVAILABLE JOB SEEKER SERVICES
- Career assessment and planning
- Job search and placement assistance
- Job readiness training
- If you don’t have the skills necessary to secure sustainable employment, we offer skills training in demand occupations at leading training institutions (based on eligibility.)
- On-the-job training offers private sector placements that provide earn while you learn opportunities.
- Apprenticeship programs are a work-based learning approach that builds workers skills and establishes pathways to higher levels of employment while earning a wage.
- Social media training in such areas as boosting your LinkedIn Profile, Facebook, and Zoom Technology.
- Computer workshops offer training in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Virtual job search workshops where you will learn effective strategies for virtual job searching including video-based interviewing, time management, the latest resume and interviewing techniques, and how to use networking to your advantage.
- One-on-one resume preparation and cover letter writing assistance
- Networking Opportunities and Job Clubs designed to meet others looking for work, share-job hunting experiences, build new contacts, and receive advice.
- Access to online job announcements
- Information about the local labor market
- Supportive services such as day care and transportation (based on eligibility)
- Work experience and summer youth programs
- Self-employment – if you’re thinking about starting a new business and don’t know where to begin, our staff can connect you to the appropriate organizations and programs that can help you develop your resources, write your business plan and start and run your small business. There are free counseling services offered by the Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) which provides business plan development, financial planning and analysis, loan information assistance, accounting techniques, training programs and more.
Job Search Resources
• New York Job Zone – a no-cost, interactive resource developed by the New
York State Department of Labor to help job seekers manage their careers.
- CareerBuilder – locates career resources, and offers personalized salary tools and insights.
- Careers Job Board – guide to career resources, jobs and occupations, online education and degree programs from proprietary schools and universities.
- Indeed – allows you to search jobs online to discover the next step in your career.
- Monster Board – you can search for jobs, read career advice from Monster’s job pros, and find hiring and recruiting advice.
- O*NET Online – has detailed descriptions of the world of work. Browse groups of similar occupations to explore careers. Choose from industry or the field of work to explore careers.
Temporary Aide Options
- There may be temporary aid you qualify for –visit https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits Site is a fast, confidential review of your income and family status. Site lists programs that may help you, along with where and how to apply (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Temporary Assistance, school lunches, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
- If you lost your job or health coverage, or are uninsured, contact the New York State of Health for insurance options at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or you can call 1-855-355-5777 to learn of coverage that you may be eligible for.
Question & Answer Period
If interested in registering, please go to www.thewp.org and click on the registration tab where you will be asked to complete registration forms and submit them to this office. Within a couple of days from receipt, you will receive a phone call from one of our career counselors who will conduct an initial assessment to identify your needs and the services that will best meet your employment goals. Please be assured that the information obtained through the registration process will be entered into the New York State Department of Labor’s confidential case management system to help you find a job. Your information is safe and will not be disclosed to outside parties.
Priority will be given to those job seekers who reside in the Town of Oyster Bay, Town of North Hempstead, and City of Glen Cove. For your convenience, there are two (2) other similar workforce programs located on Long Island:
- Hempstead Works at www.hempsteadworks.com or call at (516) 485-5000
- Suffolk County Department of Labor at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Labor or call (631) 853-6600
Conclusion of Orientation If you have any general questions regarding our services please visit us at www.thewp.org or call (516) 797-4560. If you have any specific questions which require the assistance of a career counselor, please call (name of counselor and phone number) following this meeting. We look forward to connecting with you!