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• Get Hired at a State Agency with No Exam Through the NY HELP Program
• Women’s Equal Pay Day is March 6
• New Protections Against Card Skimmers for EBT Users
• Governor Hochul Provides $200 Million in Utility Relief
• You Can Now Register for the Summer Educator Ambassador Program
• Early Registration Now Open for Dr. King Career Fair
• The DOL is Hiring Across New York State!

𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙃𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙉𝙤 𝙀𝙭𝙖𝙢 𝙏𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙉𝙔 𝙃𝙀𝙇𝙋 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢
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The NY HELP hiring program has been implemented to streamline the appointment process to allow State agencies to hire diverse, qualified permanent employees quickly and without examinations.

All New York State employees hired under the HELP program will be appointed on a permanent basis. And starting in May of 2024, Civil Service will be launching an expanded program to streamline hiring all open-competitive positions.

Please visit the Civil Service website to learn more about NY HELP.

And to view the current list of open jobs, please visit the State Jobs website.


𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣’𝙨 𝙀𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙖𝙮 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 6
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With Women’s History Month just around the corner in March, NYSDOL is recognizing March Equal Pay Day on March 6, which commemorates how much longer the average woman would have to work to earn as much as the average male counterpart earned in the previous year.

One strategy that women are employing to close the gender wage gap is to enter industries previously dominated by men, such as the construction industry. During November’s National Apprenticeship Week, we celebrated the great things that the Mason Tenders are doing with women apprentices in local unions 78 and 79.

With New York State registered apprenticeships, you truly “earn as you learn”, gaining invaluable on the job training while earning a fair and equitable paycheck.

For more information about the New York State Registered Apprenticeship program, visit https://dol.ny.gov/apprenticeship/overview.

And for more information about the gender wage gap, read our report on the Gender Pay Gap in the pandemic era.


𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝘼𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙎𝙠𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝘽𝙏 𝙐𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙨
Governor Kathy Hochul and the State are working hard to protect New Yorkers who receive government assistance via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards from thieves. Governor Hochul announced that a new EBT lock/unlock tool on the Connect EBT app will enable card users to easily lock their EBT cards when not in use to protect against scammers who may have stolen their personal identification numbers using “skimming” devices.

Card skimmers are covertly placed over card reading machines at legitimate retailers to copy EBT card and PIN information from users. The NYSDOL reminds you to never share your personal identification numbers, and to be extra wary of skimmers when checking out any purchases.

For more information about the new EBT lock/unlock tool, read the Governor’s release.


𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙤𝙘𝙝𝙪𝙡 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙨 $200 𝙈𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙐𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛
More than 8 million electric and gas metered customers will get some much-needed relief thanks to a $200 million New York State energy bill credit announced by Governor Kathy Hochul. This one-time credit will be distributed to customers within roughly 45 days of the utilities receiving the budget funds. This is another step in a clean-energy agenda that reduces costs for some of New York’s most vulnerable citizens.

For more information about the utility bill relief fund, read the Governor’s press release.


𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙧 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢
The Teacher Ambassador Program is a paid summer intensive training program that prepares teacher, certified work-based learning (WBL) coordinators, school counselors, and school librarians to develop, implement, and deliver strategies centered on career-readiness for students in grades six through twelve across New York State.

All New York State teachers, librarians, and counselors of grades 6-12 with more than five years of experience in a school setting are eligible to apply. Applications are due by May 1. To learn more about the teacher ambassador program and to see a list of the ambassadors from last year, visit our Educator Ambassador Program website.

To apply, visit the job posting here.

𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘿𝙧. 𝙆𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧
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Early registration is now open for one of the biggest job fairs in New York State! The Dr. King Career Fair is April 10 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Last year more than 170 area businesses were in attendance, and we anticipate even more career opportunities this year! Pre-registration is not required but it is strongly encouraged, so register today!

Visit our 2024 Dr. King Career Fair website for more information.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘿𝙊𝙇 𝙞𝙨 𝙃𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙔𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚!
Have you ever considered pursuing a career at a state agency? Now’s your opportunity to find a job you love with us! The DOL is hiring for positions open to the general public. Apply today to join the DOL Family and begin a meaningful career helping the people of New York State.

Below is a list of the titles and application deadlines of job we are currently looking to fill. For more information about these and other DOL jobs available to the general public, visit our StateJobsNY website.

Title and Department Location Deadline

Office Assistant 2 Albany 3/01/24

Office Assistant 2 (Calculations) Albany 3/01/24

Office Assistant 2 (Calculations) Albany 3/01/24

Office Assistant 2 (Customer Service) New York City 3/01/24

Labor Services Representative Hicksville 3/01/24
(Spanish Language) Trainee 1/2 (NY HELPS)

Administrative Assistant 1/Trainee 1/2 Albany 3/02/24

Equal Opportunity Specialist 1 Albany 3/04/24

Equal Opportunity Specialist 2 Albany 3/04/24

Office Assistant 2 Customer Service Poughkeepsie 3/07/24