The purpose of this guide is to provide a resource to those living in Orange, Ulster, Sulli-
van and Rockland counties looking for job information. Here you will find sources of
information at the local, county and state levels.
It is a guide that will help those just getting out of school, those looking to start a new
career, as well as those looking for work after retirement.
The New York State Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Hudson Valley Unemployment Rates
Not seasonally adjusted.
This document was compiled in part by Maureen Jagos, 2008
intern at the Ramapo Catskill Library System. While working on
her degree at SUNY Albany, Maureen also worked as the Chil-
dren’s Librarian at the Chester Public Library. The Adult Services
Advisory Council (ASAC) provided additional information.
Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
619 Route 17M Middletown, NY 10940-4395
845-343-1131 800-327-7343 Outside the Middletown area
Robert Hubsher, Executive Director
Ext. 242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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C OLLEGE C AREER C ENTERS Middletown Office
Orange Works Career Center
OCCC Career Center Fulton Plaza, 33 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
http://orange.cc.ny.us/careers/ (open to students, Middletown, New York 10940
Alumni , and the public) Phone: 845-346-1100
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RCCC Career Center
http://www.sunyrockland.edu/counseling/careerindex. Port Jervis Office
html (open to students, Alumni and the public) Orange Works Career Center, Hunt Building
123 Pike Street 1st Floor
UCCC Career Center Port Jervis, New York 12771
(open to students, Alumni and Residents –Web site to Phone: 845-856-2544
be updated this summer) Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Careerservices@SUNYUlster.edu Rockland County
C OUNTY J OB H ELP One Perlman Drive
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Information Rockland—New York Connects 845-356-5100
Call specialists provide information on local services Web site: www.tomorrowsworkplace.org
provided by health & human services agencies. 845- Hours M-F: 9am – 4:30pm
364-2020, M-F: 8 a.m.—5 p.m.
http://www.informationrockland.com/ Sullivan County
Sullivan Works One-Stop Center
Orange County Career Site 50 North Street
Orange Works http://www.co.orange.ny.us/ Monticello, New York 12701
Click on Job Opportunities Phone: 845-794-3340
Rockland County Guidance Center Web site: www.scgnet.us
http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/guidance/center.htm Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
845-358-9390 Ulster County
Rockland County Personnel Ulster County One-Stop Center
http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/Personnel/default.htm 601 Development Court, Ulster Avenue
Kingston, New York 12401
Sullivan Works (Career Center) Phone: 845-340-3170
http://www.co.sullivan.ny.us/ at right of page, type http://www.workforcenewyork.org/ulster
“Sullivan Works” in search box. Click enter. Under 1 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm
Article: click on Sullivan Works One Stop System.
Ulster County Job Seeker Services
http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/oet/jobseek.html Hire An Older Worker Program–Senior
State Web site main link to local sources: Community Service Program Employment Program
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/ works with low-income workers age 55 or older. No
Look for Local Offices link placement fees are charged to the employer when
hiring an enrolled older worker.
S TATE R ESOURCES Local contact: Sandra Van Amburgh
Rural Opportunities, Inc.
Senior Support Specialist
Orange County Works
3 Washington Center—4th Floor
Web site: http:www.co.orange.ny.us/
Newburgh, NY 12550
Click on Job Opportunities
Newburgh Office http://www.doleta.gov/seniors
Orange Works Career Center General information: 1-877-872-5627
Maple Building, 3 Washington Center 4th Floor
Newburgh, New York 12550
Phone: 845-568-5090 or 845-568-5377
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VESID City of Port Jervis
Port Jervis City Civil Service Commission
(Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals 14 -20 Hammond Street
with Disabilities) - employment services for the P.O. Box 1002
disabled Port Jervis, NY 12771-2771
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/all/services.htm Telephone: 845-858-4052
Mid Hudson area Fax: 845-856-0322
(Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties) Rockland County
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/midhudson/home.html Rockland County Department of Personnel
White Plains (covers Rockland County) Sain Building, 4th Floor
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/whiteplains/home.html 18 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956-0956
2-1-1 H UDSON V ALLEY R EGION http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/
Free, multi-lingual call specialists provide information Sullivan County
on local services provided by health & human services Sullivan County Personnel Department
agencies. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week County Government Center
100 North Street
Monticello, NY 12701-2701
C IVIL S ERVICE A GENCIES Fax: 845-794-2891
Orange County Civil Service http://www.co.sullivan.ny.us
http://www.co.orange.ny.us/ Ulster County
Department of Personnel Ulster County Personnel Department
255-275 Main Street County Office Building -5th Floor
Goshen, NY 10924 244 Fair Street
Telephone: 845-2910-2707, option 2 Kingston, NY 12402-1800
– Civil Service Commissions oversee the Fax: 845-340-3592
employment of persons in the classified service of http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/
municipal governments. The civil service merit
system ensures that public employees are chosen RCLS L IBRARIES O NLINE
on the basis of merit and fitness. C AREER L INKS
City of Middletown Finkelstein - Spring Valley
Middletown City Civil Service Commission http://www.finkelsteinlibrary.org/LibraryServices/
City Hall -3rd Floor JobsandCareer.aspx
16 James Street Haverstraw - http://www.hkdpl.org/ at top of page
Middletown, NY 10940-0940 click on adult services then career links
City of Newburgh asp
Newburgh City Civil Service Commission Nyack
City Hall -1st Floor http://www.nyacklibrary.org/adultservices/website
83 Broadway s
Newburgh, NY 12550-2550
Thrall Library - Middletown
http://WWW.CITYOFNEWBURGH-NY.GOV West Nyack
rs%20and%20Employment at left of page click on
reference then careers and employment link.
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R ESEARCH D ATABASES Greenwood Lake http://www.gwllibrary.org/
Learning Express Library–interactive online Newburgh http://www.newburghlibrary.org/
learning platform of practice licensing tests and
New City http://www.newcitylibrary.org/
tutorial course series for students and adult learners:
Albert Wisner-Warwick Suffern http://www.suffernfreelibrary.org/
http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/ Woodbury– Highland Mills
Blauvelt http://www.rcls.org/blv/ http://www.rcls.org/wpl/
L IBRARIES W ITH I N -H OUSE
Ellenville http://www.rcls.org/epl/ C AREER C ENTERS
Finkelstein– Spring Valley All libraries have resources on cover letters, resumes,
http://www.finkelsteinlibrary.org/ Civil Service study manuals, etc.
Goshen http://goshenpubliclibrary.org/ Florida—Titles, such as Retailing Career Starter;
Greenwood Lake http://www.gwllibrary.org/ Culinary Arts Career Starter; Teacher Career
Starter; Great Interview; Office Basics Made
Haverstraw - http://www.hkdpl.org/
Easy; On-the-Job English; Keystrokes to Literacy
Nanuet http://www.nanuetlibrary.org/ and many others.
Newburgh http://www.newburghlibrary.org/ Haverstraw-Rosman Center—Careers reference
New City http://www.newcitylibrary.org/ sources, civil service; other test preparation books.
Nyack - http://nyack.lib.ny.us/ Moffat-Washingtonville—Study guides for tests
Orangeburg - http://www.rcls.org/org/ (SATs, GRE, GED) and civil service exams; some
college books (like Princeton Review’s Complete
Book of Colleges & Financial Aid books); career
Pearl River and resume guides; financial aid forms; local
http://www.pearlriverlibrary.org/index.html college course listings are available.
Suffern http://www.suffernfreelibrary.org/ Nanuet—Includes all VGM publications; all the
Tappan http://www.taplib.org/ Best Jobs and Top Careers titles; resume and
Valley Cottage http://www.vclib.org/ interviewing material including a couple of series
West Nyack http://www.westnyacklib.org/
on VHS and DVD.
Newburgh—Contains career encyclopedia sets,
Woodbury– Highland Mills
Occupational Outlook; other general reference;
folders with civil service job postings, civil service
Job & Career Help Centers–for beginning a job test prep books, continuing ed (GED, GRE, LSAT,
search: etc) test prep books; career/job related
Blauvelt http://www.rcls.org/blv/ newspapers.
Finkelstein– Spring Valley Rose Memorial-Stony Point (Fall 2008)—A
http://www.finkelsteinlibrary.org/ Business and Career Center which will be
Goshen http://goshenpubliclibrary.org/ mentored and marketed by the local Chamber of
Commerce, will serve the needs of local
Haverstraw http://www.hkdpl.org/ businesses and job seekers. Workshops and public
Nanuet http://www.nanuetlibrary.org/ events to be held.
Tappan http://www.taplib.org/ If you have any comments or questions, please contact
Computer Skill Tutorials–offers online trainings of Leslie S.W. Riley, Public Services Consultant
Microsoft programs (and much more): Word, Excel, and Outreach Coordinator
Access, Outlook, Powerpoint: ext. 239 - email@example.com.
Albert Wisner-Warwick – or –
http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/ Daniel B. Hulse, Development Officer
Ext. 245 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by New York State Library, Division of Library Development Coordinated Outreach Library Services Aid 2007
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