Monthly Archives: April 2014

Information for Veteran’s!

Mr. Robert Coe, Local Veterans Employment Representative with the New York State Department of Labor’s Career Center in Geneva, presented at the Career Expo last week. His presentation has a TON of great information for veteran’s and benefits of hiring them! Check out the link below…

Veteran’s Presentation


Bio: Robert Coe

Rob is the Local Veterans Employment Representative with the New York State Department of Labor’s Career Center in Geneva, NY. Rob has five years of experience providing employment services to Department of Labor customers and is committed to working with employers and veteran resource groups to promote the training and hiring of motivated and highly skilled veterans. Rob’s background includes 5 years of active duty service in the United States Marine Corps where he was stationed overseas as a Marine Security Guard for the U.S. Department of State. As a recipient of the Marine Corps College Fund, he used his Montgomery GI Bill to attend College at both the Finger Lakes Community College and the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, DC. Upon graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing, he returned to Canandaigua where I have used my background to gain experience and employment in Online Advertising, Product Training, Customer Service and Technical Sales.  Rob’s qualities include the ability to work with and understand the unique needs of both veterans and employers. He has first-hand knowledge of processing VA Education (GI Bill) applications, VA Home Loans and meeting with the New York State Veteran Service Officers to process disability claims.

Business of the Month for April is…


GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) announced today that Wayne County Nursing Home (WCNH), located in Lyons, NY is April’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the agency’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.  Their contributions are many.WCNH Picture

The mission of WCNH has changed over the years based on the needs of the community it serves. Today an extensive array of services is available to provide the level of care that motivates, stimulates and sustains the residents. A home-like, cheerful and positive atmosphere created by a caring and professional staff makes it the facility of choice for Wayne County. Accomplishing this mission takes a dedicated group of   employees.  To find and train this workforce WCNH has accessed the services available through the Finger Lakes Works Career Centers.  WCNH often post its’ openings with Finger Lakes Works and is a familiar employer at recruiting events and job fairs.

In addition to utilizing the services Finger Lakes Works offers, WCNH Administrator, Cathie Chabrier is the Chairperson for the Image and Pipeline Work Group for the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes. The Healthcare Alliance, supported by the FLWIB,is a consortium of regional healthcare providers whose focus is the development and retention of a high quality workforce.  Cathie’s leadership has been critical in the success of the group’s annual “Service Community Healthcare Career Day in the Finger Lakes”.  This career exploration event hosts an average of over 250 high school students from 15 different school districts.

“Cathie’s dedication and passion for educating students, their parents, teachers and guidance counselors about the opportunities in the Healthcare Industry is overwhelming.” Says Karen Springmeier Executive Director of the FLWIB.  “We are very fortunate to have such a strong advocate working on developing the “pipeline” of healthcare workers the industry so desperately needs.”