Free job training for dislocated workers

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that the Workforce Development Board has secured a $125,000 grant through the New York State Department of Labor to assist dislocated workers with job training in a new field.  Dislocated workers are individuals who are unemployed and have lost their job through no fault of their own, or who have received a layoff notice and are unlikely to return to their previous occupation.

“Although the Town of Oyster Bay’s unemployment rate is at a low of 4%, we are proud to offer this job training program to those who have lost their jobs and are looking to reenter the workforce,” said Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “This grant will help dislocated workers train for employment in a new field, and give many residents an opportunity to land on their feet when they need it the most.”

The job training program for dislocated workers will focus on the employment opportunities in the following fields that have proven to be in-demand occupational areas that have demonstrated growth in our region:  health care; construction (building maintenance, electrical training, and plumbing); transportation; and installation/maintenance/repair in the HVAC industry.  Training will be provided by vocational schools.  The Workforce Development Board will also assist with supportive services and job placement assistance in conjunction with the vocational schools.

For more information on the program or the Workforce Development Board, please contact the Massapequa Career Center at (516) 797-4560 or business@oysterbay-ny.gov.

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