New York State Department of Labor's is a source for labor market information.
The state provided provides statistics from wages to projections to the latest job figures. The Department of Labor has the most current and accurate labor market information available.
Monthly Newsletter put out by the New York State Department of Labor on Employment & Trends in New York State.
Several economic development and industrial development agency offices provide services to employers.
More information is available at the below Chamber of Commerce sites:
Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton County Department of Economic Development & Tourism
Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Malone Chamber of Commerce
Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce
Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce
Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce
Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce
Westport Chamber of Commerce
Information about our Region, for use in recruiting applicants from outside the area.
Plattsburgh - Lake Champlain Discover the Good Life
Learn - Earn - And Progress (L.E.A.P.) - Program for Out-of-School Youth
The focus of the OneWorkSource Youth Program is to engage our 16-21 year old participants in a variety of educational enrichment activities that will enable them to make better educational and occupational decisions and help prepare them for careers, not just entry-level jobs.
Our mission is to place as many youth as possible in appropriate, meaningful jobs in safe settings, while providing exceptional supports, academic enrichment and opportunities to gain marketable skills; and to provide the community and businesses a view of our local emerging workforce at its best.
- To provide meaningful employment, training, educational, and supportive services to eligible out-of-school youth, ages 16-21
- Career exploration, learning basic work skills, participating in a work experience, or obtaining a high school General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are all major components to this program
- A major benefit to the youth involved in the L.E.A.P. program is the opportunity to gain actual work experience, preferably in a career field that they have a desire to become involved with in the future
Benefit to Employers
This is a no-risk program for employers. The cost of all wages and Workman's Compensation is fully covered for the duration of the program (up to 6 months). While the employer may choose to hire the trainee at the end of the work experience program, there is no obligation to do so.