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Unemployed targeted by team from state

October 2, 2012
The Leader Herald

MINDEN - The New York State Mobile Re-employment Response Team will visit Town Hall on Route 80 on Wednesday to meet with people facing long-term unemployment.

The visit is part of a state initiative to help the unemployed find jobs.

The Mobile Re-employment Response Team targets areas that have the highest rate of long-term unemployment in the state. The team will set up one- and two-day operations at community sites.

Unemployment insurance recipients who have received 27 or more weeks of benefits to date will be invited, although all residents are welcome, a news release said.

Services will include resume writing and interviewing, skills matching, tailored job leads and training opportunity counseling, among other services.

Before arriving, the team will use the Labor Department's local business service representatives to canvass local employers for job opportunities that meet the terms of the federal grant.

In addition to deploying the mobile response team, the state is distributing $6 million in federal grants to companies that hire long-term unemployed individuals.

The $6 million in federal grants will provide wage subsidies to businesses that hire a new employee. The state Department of Labor and Empire State Development will work with local workforce development agencies to promote the available federal training dollars in every region of the state.



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