ROC the Day to Make First Impressions Last a Lifetime

Honor those who’ve made a difference in your life and donate to provide an Interview Kit to help people make a positive first impression that lasts a lifetime! Over the course of 2014 as our team has supported people through their job search, we’ve seen a need that we cannot meet! Talented people in our…

Overcoming Challenges–It’s All in Your Head

Overcoming a challenge requires hard work—hard work that starts in your head. What you think about the challenge you are facing defines your plan of action and influences the outcome. You may be facing a career change because your job no longer exists or maybe you have to get a degree today that was not…

Innovative Solutions: Investing in Growth and Community

If you think you know about IT, think again. Innovative Solutions has redefined IT by focusing not only on technology, but on the information that precedes every decision to embrace it. From the top-down, Innovative Solutions is committed to the people, talent, and business in our community and it is this dedication that has fueled…

Meet Our Summer Employment Program Youth All-Stars

For six weeks this summer over 900 youth were given the opportunity to gain work experience, meet new people, and learn new skills through summer work experience programs. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), in collaboration with the City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP), provided youth with six weeks of paid work experience…

Top Tips from ABVI-Goodwill of the Finger Lakes Presentation

Each month RochesterWorks! features a business in Monroe County that is noted for their dedication to recruiting and using RochesterWorks! services. During the month we spotlight their company on our website and give them an opportunity to share tips and information about their business with interested job seekers. In August we invited The Association for…

How to Revamp Your Job Search Strategy

Gary Workshop Participant After two months and over one hundred applications Gary realized that his job search needed a change—a change that brought him to RochesterWorks! At first Gary thought RochesterWorks! was only available for those on unemployment, but he soon realized that it is available to help anyone that lives in Monroe County. Taking…

How to Build Your Experience with Contract Work

Carol5 Steps Graduate Benefits and risks accompany every situation in life. Contract work is no exception. While it’s not the best for everyone it can give you an opportunity to expand your experience with no strings attached as you look for a full-time position in your industry. For Carol, the decision to embrace contract work…