Success Stories


“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

“Mark met with our Finger Lakes Hired staff in February. He expressed an interest in using his transferable skills to obtain a job as a graphic designer. Mark needed some training to fill the gaps in his computer software skills. Our staff found an online training provider that Finger Lakes Hired was able to pay for and scheduled five courses that Mark could complete in just three months.”

“Patrick recently moved back to Rochester and came to RochesterWorks! for help. He identified an interest in either computer technology or graphic design, two areas in which he is self-taught but has very little work experience. As a part of the enrollment process for Finger Lakes Hired Patrick was assessed using ACT WorkKeys Testing. He is one of the first customers to score at the platinum level on this nationally recognized WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The credential will demonstrate to an employer that Patrick has the foundational skills necessary to learn additional skills on the job.”

“I came to Rochester Works, overwhelmed, looking for help. I got more than I dreamed I would. This is such an incredible resource! In the summer of 2016, I attended every workshop that I thought could possibly help, even a little bit. I benefited from Five Steps to Rapid Employment. I took part in career exploration and interest assessment workshops. Most significantly, I found my way to Katie Behan and the Finger Lakes Hired program. As a result, I have spent the past two and a half years studying at SUNY Brockport, graduating with a BS in computer science in December. On March 4, 2019 I begin working for Medisked in Rochester as an entry level Software Development Engineer. I have felt like you cared. You made me feel like I really could pursue a career, despite my age and lack of professional experience. You shared your knowledge and make-it-happen attitude. I am incredibly grateful to each and every one of you for your help. Thank you!”

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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.

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    Rochester, NY 14607
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