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The Ulster County Career Center is a convenient and cost effective resource for hiring new employees and remaining competitive.  William McDonough (334-5180), the Ulster County Career Center Business Services Representative, is our contact person who is willing and able to provide information and support regarding the following services wherever possible:

  • Easy posting of job openings (Fast Fax Job Order form, NY State Job Bank )
  • Access to worker profiles and resumes in the Talent Bank
  • Information on employer incentive programs and tax credits
  • Information on unemployment insurance, labor market trends, workplace safety, labor laws, prevailing wages and training programs 
  • Assistance with large layoffs and downsizing from our Rapid Response Team
  • Human Resources Consulting services including skills assessment for employees, assistance in preparing employee handbooks and job descriptions
  • Access to the On-the-Job Training program

List your job with us for free!
Download and complete our Fast Fax Job Order Form.  You may then choose to email or fax it back to us, or simply call our Business Services Representative for further information.  We will then send the information about your job to qualified job seekers in our database, encouraging them to apply.

You may also choose to post your job openings on-line for free at New York Job Bank.  You will be asked to create an account the first time you use the site.

On-the-Job-Training (OJT)
By participating in the OJT program, employers can be reimbursed for 50% - 75% of the trainee’s wages. OJT contracts are individually negotiated; the length of training determined by the job’s complexity and the trainee’s experience. Employers are expected to retain those trainees who successfully complete the program.  An OJT contract must be in place before the trainee begins work.  The Ulster County Career Center operates two separate federally funded OJT programs.  One is a Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Act OJT (LWIOA/OJT) program which is overseen by the Local Workforce Development Board.  The other is a National Emergency Grant funded program (NEG/OJT) overseen by the NYS Department of Labor.  Each program has its own eligibility requirements, and reimbursement rates.  Click on each title for additional information about each program.

Customized Training
Customized Training may be the best option for some employers.  That's why customized training begins with the employer’s own training design.  When available, we can fund 50% of the training costs for eligible individuals who are either incumbent workers or new hires for this training.  The business actively engages in curriculum review and design assuring that competencies are attained. Specific job skills training may be hands-on at the business site or may be more concept-based classroom training, or a combination of both. Either may make use of appropriate educational institutions. Customized training requires a commitment by the employer to hire or retain all those who successfully complete the program.

For further assistance with any of these services, please contact the Ulster County Career Center Business Services Representative, William McDonough, at wmcd@co.ulster.ny.us, or at 334-5180.