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Town Earns Veteran Award from State of New York for Supporting Veterans with Career Services

Massapequa, NY – Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced today that the Town of Oyster Bay was recently awarded the “Veterans’ Program Incentive Office Award” by the New York State Department of Labor for the work ethic of employees in the Massapequa Career Center.  As part of the Veterans Program Incentive Office Award, the Massapequa Career Center was praised for their ability to help a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans find employment, and was praised for having a lower percentage of unemployed veterans.

 

“The Town of Oyster Bay is committed to supporting the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces upon their return home,” said Supervisor Saladino.  “From leadership to discipline and organization, our veterans have the skills that employer’s desire.  Our career center is proud to support hometown heroes in their job search and provide veterans the opportunity to enhance their resumes, interviewing skills and network with recruiters.  I commend the employees in our career center for this important recognition from New York State for their service to our veterans.”

The Town’s Workforce Partnership program has been a huge success since its inception. Recent data released by the New York State Department of Labor indicates a 3.3% unemployment rate in the Town of Oyster Bay – significantly lower than the County unemployment rate, the State unemployment rate, and the National unemployment rate.  The Town’s Workforce Partnership has held numerous Job Fairs each year, and has worked closely with many high-profile local employers, such as National Grid, Altice USA, UPS Long Island, and People Care Inc., to help fill employment opportunities which can often range from ground level to management level positions. 

 

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.

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