Success Story

Finger Lakes Hired at GLOW Workforce Development Annual Breakfast Board Meeting

Posted by admin on January 20, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Finger Lakes Hired Program Manager Annette DiPalma and Education and Employment Specialist Emily Cooper attended the GLOW Workforce Development Breakfast board meeting at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. The meeting included the presentation of Program Year 2015 GLOW WIB Annual Report, and Recognizing GLOW Businesses, Adult Participants, and Youth.

Finger Lakes Hired appears at Wayne County Job Fair

Posted by admin on December 21, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Finger Lakes Hired’s Jeffrey Weise attended the 20th Annual Wayne County Job Fair at the Palmyra VFW on November 17th. Pictured on the left is John Celso of Wayne County  and Jeffrey Weise. On the right is Kathy Bailey of Ontario County with Jeffrey Weise.

A Finger Lakes Hired OJT Grant Turned My Career Around

Posted by admin on November 21, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

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“Before Finger Lakes Hired I had work experience as a foreman in construction, a truck driver, laborer, and in assembly.  This grant provided me with the opportunity to develop my existing skills in a new environment to learn to work in the growing industry of food production.  I was given the opportunity to participate in a Work Tryout for three weeks as a Machine Operator/Mechanic, which showed the company that I am the right candidate for them.  I was then provided On-The-Job Training for 8 weeks, which allowed me to learn the skills to perform various duties and become trained on the color sorter/electric eye CNC Machine.  With the skills I was able to learn throughout my training, I was hired on by the company and continue working there.  The skills I acquired through training, coupled with previous work experience and transferrable skills will allow me to work towards a Plant Supervisor Position. Thank you Finger Lakes Hired for helping this war time veteran get trained in a new industry so I can continue to provide for my family!”

 

Finger Lakes Hired Helped Me Land My 1st Full Time Job in Health Care

Posted by admin on March 31, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

“My story began with going to college and obtaining a Bachelors Degree in broadcast Journalism back in 2012. I really thought that this degree would get me somewhere, well it didn’t. This was a great accomplishment, yet it did nothing for me.

One day I woke up and decided to check out trade school. I came across the Center for Workforce Development Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES. I attended the information session. During this session I was told how much tuition would be to attend. In my mind I was not willing to go back to school and have to pay for something that what I thought then wouldn’t be guaranteed to succeed. On this day, I found out about Finger Lakes Hired. I was told to contact Finger Lakes Hired and see if I can get any assistance with paying to attend school.

Here I was weighing out my options with thinking how I could possibly pay for going back to school. My hours were cut at my job and I was struggling as it was. So I decided to email Finger Lakes Hired.

Alexandria answered me back right away and she set up a time for me to meet with her. I met with Alexandria and she asked many questions about myself and told me about Finger Lakes Hired and how they could help me. Due to being underemployed I was able to qualify for my tuition to be fully covered for trade school. When I found this out I was in shock. I was so grateful I couldn’t believe my ears.

Alexandria explained to me that this program believes in the success of individuals and getting them employed.  She also informed me of all the other great things that were available to be. For example like help with my resume and employment skills assistance.

This was the happiest day of my life because I had a second chance to do something and be successful.

I started the Medical Office Assistant program in October at the Center for Workforce Development and I absolutely loved it!  I was in constant contact with Alexandria letting her know how I was doing and how great the program was.

Towards the end of the program I had the opportunity to apply for a position through Rochester Regional Health Systems.

I never felt more prepared in my life for a job. I got an interview and landed my first full time job. I was so happy that I started crying. I couldn’t believe that hard work and dedication and people who actually believed in me got me here.

I thank Finger Lakes Hired for this opportunity. It is because you gave me a chance and supported me every step of the way, I am where I am today. For that I am forever thankful, and extremely grateful someone believed in my success and me. ”  ~ Maria, Finger Lakes Hired Participant

Finger Lakes Hired to Provide $5.2 Million in Training to Local Businesses and Job Seekers

Posted by admin on March 17, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Finger Lakes Hired to Provide $5.2 Million in Training to Local Businesses and Job Seekers

March 17, 2015 – Rochester, NY—Finger Lakes Hired, a four year initiative through the U.S. Department of Labor Ready to Work Grant, has united area workforce investment boards and community colleges to provide training incentives for businesses and the long-term unemployed in the nine-county Finger Lakes region.

Founded on a rich history of collaboration, Finger Lakes Hired partners—RochesterWorks!, Finger Lakes Works, GLOW Works, Monroe Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, and Genesee Community College—look forward to the impact that this program will have throughout the region.

“We are excited to have regional resources to identify and match the workforce requirements of businesses with the skills needed by local talent. The success of this initiative brings us one step closer to closing the reported gap that exists between career opportunities and eligible candidates.” –Peter Pecor, Executive Director, RochesterWorks!

“In a recent survey of area businesses, it was noted that the manufacturing sector has the highest number of open jobs and does not have applicants with the necessary basic qualifications. This grant provides one solution to meeting this need for the benefit of the business and the job seeker. We are very excited to be participating.” –Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Works

“The Finger Lakes Hired Grant is critical to the businesses in the nine-county region. Meeting the needs of local business with skilled employees is a necessity—and ensuring the job seeking customer is able to gain skills needed to enter in-demand careers—is the perfect connection for our overall workforce development mission for both business and job seeking customers in the region.” –Mary Lou Hamm, GLOW WIB Manager, GLOW Works

Local businesses operating in the Health Care, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing sectors may be eligible for training incentives for current employees and new hires. Businesses also have the opportunity to try out candidates for two weeks at no cost to them! Job seekers may also qualify for training assistance to accompany our one-on-one job search assistance.

For more information about Finger Lakes Hired visit www.fingerlakeshired.com.

About Finger Lakes Hired
Finger Lakes Hired addresses the needs of businesses and job seekers in the nine-county Finger Lakes region by bringing together workforce partners and community colleges to help prepare and place the long-term unemployed into local, in-demand jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health Care sectors.
Finger Lakes Hired is made possible by a $5.2 Million US Department of Labor Ready to Work grant. This initiative is fully funded by federal money. Finger Lakes Hired is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Contact:
Ruthann Campbell
Communications Specialist
RochesterWorks!
(585) 420-3205
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  • About Finger Lakes Hired

    Finger Lakes Hired is made possible by a $5.2 Million US Department of Labor (DOL) Ready to Work grant. This initiative is fully funded by federal money.

  • Our Mission

    Finger Lakes Hired addresses the needs of businesses and job seekers in the nine-county Finger Lakes region by bringing together workforce partners and community colleges to help prepare and place the long-term unemployed into local, in-demand jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health Care sectors.

    Finger Lakes Hired is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

  • Contact Us

    255 North Goodman Street
    Rochester, NY 14607
    (585) 258-3500

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