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Governor Hochul Announces Expansion Of Virtual Career Center ‘To Connect More’ New Yorkers To Careers - ‘Free, State-Of-The-Art Resource’ From New York State Department Of Labor ‘Connects Job Seekers To More Than 250,000 Jobs’

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2022
by NYS Governor’s Office
Governor Hochul Announces Expansion Of Virtual Career Center ‘To Connect More’ New Yorkers To Careers - ‘Free, State-Of-The-Art Resource’ From New York State Department Of Labor ‘Connects Job Seekers To More Than 250,000 Jobs’

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the expansion of the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) Virtual Career Center, a cutting-edge on-line platform to help New Yorkers accelerate their career search.

The Virtual Career Center uses robust artificial intelligence to match a job seeker's skills and experience with job opportunities.

The free platform caters the experience each customer's individual needs and allows users to browse more than 250,000 job posting in seconds, upload their resumes, and explore job training opportunities to take their careers to the next level.

"New York has made remarkable progress in reducing unemployment, creating quality, high-paying jobs, and connecting job seekers all over the state to fulfilling work opportunities,” Governor Hochul said. "With this expansion of the Virtual Career Center, we are leveraging the very best technology to give New Yorkers a world-class job-finding tool completely free-of-charge.  I encourage all New Yorkers to take advantage of this resource and visit the Department of Labor's web site to learn more."

Previously, only unemployed job seekers were able to access this resource through a pilot program.

Governor Hochul has now expanded it so all New Yorkers can access the Virtual Career Center by creating or signing into a ny.gov account.

NYSDOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon said: "Technology enabled us to continue to serve customers throughout the pandemic, and the Department of Labor will continue to utilize the latest advancements to help New Yorkers achieve their career goals.  The Virtual Career Center is just one of many no-cost, on-line resources we offer to help New Yorkers make their career dreams become reality."

The Virtual Career Center is the latest development in NYSDOL's ongoing effort to connect New Yorkers to 250,000 available job opportunities across New York State.

Job seekers are encouraged to check out the New York State Job BankPart-Time Hiring Opportunities Job Bank, and NY Seasonal Jobs to browse available statewide jobs.

New Yorkers can also check out the Career Center Events and Recruitments Calendar to sign up for Virtual Workshops and Virtual Career Fairs. 

JobZone also provides tools to help New Yorkers plan their future, organize their job search, develop resumes and explore careers.

Unemployed and under-employed New Yorkers can also learn new skills relevant to high-demand careers by enrolling in free on-line classes via Coursera.

All new weekly Unemployment Insurance benefit claimants are automatically added and invited to the Virtual Career Center to help them use this new tool to find jobs that match their experience, knowledge, and skills.

To Continue Reading This Labor News Report, Go To: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-expansion-virtual-career-center-connect-more-new-yorkers-careers

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