Workforce Development

Workforce Development Programs

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Advertising Your Job & Job Matching

Program Description: Do you have an open position that you'd lke to advertise? The WorkPlacecan post your job openings on the NYS Job Bank. As always, this service is at no cost to the employer! The WorkPlace also match your openings to customers in our database. If we have a customer who is a good fit for the job, The WorkPlace send them the info on the job & tell them how to apply!


Program Contact: Thomas Fulmer, Employment & Training Specialist | 315-376-5410 | thomas.fulmer@dfa.state.ny.us

Fort Drum Career Skills Program

Program Description: The Career Skills Program (CSP) encourages Soldiers to capitalize on training opportunities during transition to turn their Military skills into post‐service careers.


Program Contact: Fort Drum Transition Assistance Program | (315) 772-3434 | usarmy.drum.imcom-atlantic.mbx.sfl-tap@mail.mil

On-the-Job Training Program

Program Description: On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a wage reimbursement program for the training of eligible new hires. If your business and the new employee qualifies, you are eligible to be reimbursed for 50% of the wages during their training phase.


Program Contact: Thomas Fulmer, Employment & Training Specialist | 315-376-5410 | thomas.fulmer@dfa.state.ny.us

Open Recruitments at The WorkPlace

Program Description: The Lewis County WorkPlace can assist you with holding open recruitments on our premises. This gives businesses the opportunity to interview multiple candidates without disrupting daily operations. 


Program Contact: Thomas Fulmer, Employment & Training Specialist | 315-376-5410 | thomas.fulmer@dfa.state.ny.us

Post Graduate Fellowship Program

Program Description: Lewis County businesses can take advantage of recruiting top talent, while reducing the cost of your onboarding and training process. The Post Graduate Fellowship Program encourages recent college graduates to bring their skills back to Lewis County and start their careers here. The program will cover 50% of the new employee's wage up to $35,000 for one year of employment (reimbursement model).


Program Contact: Thomas Fulmer, Employment & Training Specialist | 315-376-5410 | thomas.fulmer@dfa.state.ny.us

Summer Youth Employment Program

Program Description: Program sponsors youth ages 14-20 years old to work up to 35 hours per week during the summer months.


Program Contact: Thomas Fulmer, Employment & Training Specialist | 315-376-5410 | thomas.fulmer@dfa.state.ny.us