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ATTENTION ADVANCED MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS!!

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING JOB FAIRS

We have THREE upcoming Advanced Manufacturing Job Fairs!

Tuesday, April 26th & Tuesday, May 3rd @ Monroe Community College’s Applied Tech. Center.
Monday, May 2nd @ Finger Lakes Community College’s Victor Campus Center.

All employer spots are first come, first serve.

To register for the MCC job fairs please visit: http://www.mcccareerservices.com/ You will be allowed to select one of the two dates.

To register for the FLCC job fair please send the following registration form to dbrennan@fingerlakesworks.com: Registration Packet for FLCC Job Fair

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April Business of the Month is…

SPRING HOPE DAIRY AND WILLOW BEND FARM!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (FL WIB) announced today that Spring Hope Dairy and Willow Bend Farm, LLC located in Clifton Springs, NY is April’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

Spring Hope Dairy produces high-quality milk for the Upstate Niagara Milk Co-op. They are committed to and care for their cows, land, employees and community.  Founded in 1957 by George B. Mueller with just one cow, the farm now has about 3,000 cows. About 1,200 head are still at Mueller’s home dairy, along with 2,300 to 2,400 youngstock. They farm about 5,000 acres, most of which is used to grow forages.

Karen Springmeier (right), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to John Mueller, Owner of Willow Bend Farms at the first annual “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” Career Exploration Event on April 25th.

Karen Springmeier (right), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to John Mueller, Owner of Willow Bend Farms at the first annual “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” Career Exploration Event on April 25th.

Spring Hope Dairy Co-Owner, John Mueller has been a member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board since October 2008 and currently serves as the board’s Vice Chair.  In 2014 John became the Chair of the FLWIB Performance and Evaluation Committee. This year Spring Hope Dairy was one of the stops on the board’s first Agriculture Youth Career Exploration event entitled “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” held earlier this month.  The event is intended for area high school students and includes visits to Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Finger Lakes Community College’s Viticulture Center.  The Business of the Month Certificate was presented during this year’s event.

“John recognizes the value of developing the emerging workforce and works closely with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to achieve a high standard of workforce development for the area. He also provided great insight and leadership in developing the ag career event,” says Karen Springmeier, Executive Director.

APRIL 19TH – THE FLX JOB FAIR!!!

FLYER 2016

This event brings a TON of local businesses in the Finger Lakes and HUNDREDS of area job seekers!!

We offer not only a job fair, but workshops as well! This year we will have a workshop from 11:30-12:15 for job seekers about networking at a job fair and promoting yourself and your skills.

From 12:30-1:15 job seekers can learn all of the insider secrets about business recruiting and what employers look for in an employee from Bill Kaminski, FL Times columnist and a brilliant management training and workforce consultant.

Employers from all industries are looking to hire! Come prepared and ready to interview.

We are offering FREE professional head-shots for your online profiles or to put with your resume. Dress for success and have an opportunity to win a prize!!!

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Business of the Month for March 2016 is…

NEWARK-WAYNE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System) in Newark, NY!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Newark-Wayne Community Hospital (NWCH), an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, is March’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts in building strong community partnerships while contributing to the local economy.

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is a 120-bed community hospital that is located in the Finger Lakes region in Wayne County, NY. NWCH offers a full range of medical services and is committed to providing unsurpassed quality and exceptional service for its patients and their families.

Karen Springmeier (left), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to Michele Fortune, HR Manager for Rochester Regional Health- Eastern Region.

Karen Springmeier (left), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to Michele Fortune, HR Manager for Rochester Regional Health- Eastern Region.

To assist in developing a talented workforce NWCH has accessed the recruiting services through Finger Lakes Works Business Services.  Along with posting openings with the New York State Department of labor’s Job Bank, the agency has taken advantage of open recruitments at the career center in Lyons.  Additionally, they have participated in numerous job fairs and career expos.

Michelle Fortune, Manager, HR Business Partner Operations with Rochester Regional Health has been a FLWIB board member since 2012 and a member of the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes since 2013.  The Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes, part of the FLWIB, is a consortium of regional healthcare providers whose focus is the development and retention of a high quality workforce.  Through the Healthcare Alliance, NWCH has been an annual sponsor “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes”, an annual career exploration event serving hundreds of high school students in the area each spring.

“Newark-Wayne Community Hospital recognizes the value of developing the emerging workforce and works closely with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to achieve a high standard of workforce development within their organization” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB. “We are glad to have such a strong community partner and look forward to our continued success.”

Spotlight On…

Bill Kaminski

Kaminski

For the past two years Bill Kaminski has written the column: “Get-a-Job” for the Finger Lakes Times. Bill has worked in the recruiting profession with Occidental Petroleum, Cornell University, The Guthrie Clinic, NY Chiropractic College and Seneca Cayuga ARC. He is an adjunct faculty member for Keuka College and owns a management training consulting business, Stone Associates Training. As a consultant Bill teaches managers how to recruit, hire and retain great employees.

Bill believes getting the right people in the right jobs is the secret to success. “When we are not doing what we’re truly good at… we’re not living up to our greatest performance capabilities. And therefore, neither are our organizations.” Marcus Buckingham

http://www.fltimes.com/lifestyle/get_a_job/

February Community Partner of the Month is…

Keuka College of Keuka Park, NY!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Keuka College is February’s “Community Partner of the Month” recognizing the school’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to address workforce issues impacting the region.

Keuka College was founded in 1890 and is located on the shore of Keuka Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes region. Keuka College is a private, undergraduate and graduate, residential college that offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on campus and through its Accelerated Studies for Adults Program and international programs in China and Vietnam.

(l-r) Kim Morgan Director of Admissions for Keuka College's ASAP program, Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, President of Keuka College, Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the FLWIB, Inc., and Kathy Waye Director of Community Relations and Events for Keuka College.

(l-r) Kim Morgan, Director of Admissions for Keuka College’s ASAP program, Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, President of Keuka College, Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the FLWIB, Inc., and Kathy Waye, Director of Community Relations and Events for Keuka College.

Keuka College has been an active partner with the FLWIB throughout the years collaborating on various initiatives while working together through Board and Consortium related activities. For the last four years Keuka has participated in the “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes” healthcare career day for local high school students.  They have also provided supervision and direction to participants in the Youth Work Experience program coordinated through Finger Lakes Works-Yates County.  Additionally, Keuka College has been helpful in lending their expertise on the various committees involved with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.

“We are fortunate to have such a strong community partner” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “The FLWIB looks forward to continuing this partnership as we work together in to provide local employers with a strong workforce.”

January Business of the Month is…

Xylem Inc. of Seneca Falls, NY!!

GENEVA, New York – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) is January’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the business’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.

Xylem is one of three companies that was spun out of ITT in 2011. It is a leading provider of global water technology enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. There are now 150 jobs at the 2881 E. Bayard St. Ext. shared services facility in Seneca Falls.

Tracy Miller (Compliance Analyst, Xylem), Maria DelloStritto (GFSS Compliance Manager, Xylem), Karen Springmeier (Executive Director, FLWIB, Inc.), and Lydia Patti Ruffini (HR Business Partner, Xylem).

Tracy Miller (Compliance Analyst, Xylem), Maria DelloStritto (GFSS Compliance Manager, Xylem), Karen Springmeier (Executive Director, FLWIB, Inc.), and Lydia Patti Ruffini (HR Business Partner, Xylem).

To assist with recruiting efforts, Xylem has worked closely with Finger Lakes Works Business Services Team to post jobs with the New York State Job Bank.  Other recruiting services that have been accessed include application collection, screening and referrals as well as on-site interviewing at the career center in Waterloo.  Xylem has also accessed the On the Job training program as a way to find and train new hires.  Xylem is also a sponsor of Finger Lakes Works With their hands, an annual career exploration event allowing hundreds of local high school students to explore careers in skilled trades and advanced manufacturing.

“We are very fortunate to have a business partner like Xylem who recognize the need to develop a strong workforce and works with us to make it happen.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “We look forward to continuing to address their employment needs as we work with area businesses in the region.”