April 18, 2017

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For those who could not attend LICA’s LI Regional Roundtable last month, we would like to pass along the following note which DOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon shared with those who attended. It contains information on resources available which may be a benefit to our members:

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you at the LICA Regional Roundtable on March 16, and to Executive Director Marc Herbst for the invitation. And if you were unable to join us, I hope you will find the business resources and staff contact information below useful to your work.

My team is working hard to educate the contractor community – and businesses at large – about the Department's array of no-cost business services.  We can help match qualified candidates with employers through our 5 Long Island NYS Career Centers, Job Bank, individualized recruitment and career fairs, training referrals, and also provide you information on tax credits and help you access the latest accurate labor market information. Our Business Services page is here.

To learn more about these services or set up a consultation with Labor Department staff, please contact Pamela Bedford, DOL Business Services Representative, at Pamela.Bedford@labor.ny.gov or 516.934.8521.

We also offer no-cost employment services to veterans to connect them with businesses seeking their talent, through Local Veterans Employment Representatives & Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists, who are specially trained staff at our Career Centers. Please find Veterans’ Program staff contact info here.

Here are a few additional links where you can learn more:


Thank you again for the LICA Roundtable conversation and I look forward to continuing to build a strong working relationship.

Roberta Reardon

NYS Labor Commissioner

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