Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Lou Imbroto announced today that the Town’s Workforce Partnership program is currently working with more than 20 high-profile local employers to help fill 150+ positions.
“The Town’s Workforce Partnership program has been a huge success since its inception. One look at the most recent data released by the State Department of Labor in August and the impact of this program can immediately be seen as the 4% unemployment rate in the Town of Oyster Bay is significantly lower than the County unemployment rate, the State unemployment rate, and the National unemployment rate,” Supervisor Saladino said. “While it’s clear that the Workforce Partnership program has indeed been working, there is always room for improvement. I’m proud to announce that the under my administration, the Town’s Workforce Partnership program is currently working with more than 20 high-profile local employers, including National Grid, Altice USA, UPS Long Island, and People Care Inc., to fill these employment opportunities, which can range from ground level to management level positions.”
Supervisor Saladino went on to note that job seekers are also encouraged to attend an upcoming Job Fair being held at the Workforce NY On Stop Career Center in Hicksville, located on Old Country Road, on October 18th from 10 am to 1 pm. This event, which the Town has partnered with the NYS Department of Labor on, will help introduce potential employers from numerous private sector businesses, including AutoZone, Century 21, NY Fine Wine and Spirits, and UPS.
Additionally, later this month, the Town anticipates entering into an agreement with other workforce development partners in the region to enhance access for both employers and job seekers to program services while eliminating duplicative services, streamlining operations, and providing services at a reduced cost in the most efficient manner possible for taxpayers.
“Continuing with the successful shared services initiative that the Town has helped to implement, we will completely rid these programs of any duplicative services, and minimize any potential waste of federal funds,” Councilman Imbroto said. “The Workforce Partnership has provided life-changing services to so many job seekers, and has helped to bolster the local economy immeasurably. It is our goal to make as many people as possible in the Town as employable as possible, and that is why this administration has taken the reins, and gotten the local partners in this endeavor to come to the table and discuss the most efficient shared services strategy.”
For more information regarding the Town’s Workforce Partnership program, visit them online at www.thewp.org, or call the Massapequa Career Center at (516) 797-4560.