With the national unemployment rate continuing to remain stubbornly high, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) will be hosting a Jobs Workshop to provide residents the chance to brush up on new skills to maintain a competitive advantage in today's global economy. This workshop will give Hudson Valley residents who are unemployed or underemployed the tools they need to find better job prospects and renew their place in the workforce.
A panel of career experts and high-tech employment resource centers in Rockland County are scheduled to address attendees and discuss how to use the internet for job searches, professional interviewing skills, resume writing, and networking and social media in the digital age.
The job market is especially difficult for New York State residents who have been out of work for longer period of time. According to the New York State Department of Labor,a total of 18,940 individuals were collecting unemployment insurance for more than 26 weeks up until December, 2012, with 2,144 in Rockland County alone.