Workforce Development & COVID-19 – Today’s Update
This has been a trying few weeks for people living and working in the North Country and staff at the OneWorkSource Centers are working to keep you informed.
Although closed to the public, the OneWorkSource Centers continue to work on behalf of our customers and businesses. As such we are planning to share important workforce-related information. We encourage you to share the information included in what will be regular e-newsletter.
Stay healthy!
March 24, 2020
Online Courses and Updates
Laid-off during the COVID-19 crisis? You may qualify for online training – check out the links, below! If interested, contact the staff working in your county’s OneWorkSource Center. They can help you!

During the COVID-19 crisis, there are online classes that are available for you to take! If you are interested in possibly taking one of these classes, please reach out to:
Caroline in Clinton County -
Josln in Franklin County -
Joyce in Essex County -
The CVES Online Learning & Educational Resources page for our students, parents and educators, along with anyone else searching for online resources is currently available. The page is divided into four sections:
1. General Material 
2. Special Education
4. Student Support Services
You can also access it by going to the website and clicking on the first link on the left hand side of the page.

  • Clinton Community College
Click HERE for the link to find Clinton's online classes.

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES online courses are up and running.
Click HERE for the list of online courses for both "Career Training" and "Personal Enrichment".

  • North Country Community College
Classes are suspended the week of March 16-20. Following spring break, which runs the following week, they will resume on Mar. 30 using a modified delivery system as much as possible for the rest of the semester.
Click HERE to find the list of online courses
Update for Employers on State and Federal Leave Mandates and Employee Benefits  
Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Attorney Jaci Kelleher, Stafford Owens Law Firm  
Policies, regulations, and laws that affect employers and our employees are changing rapidly. Join us for this update from Jaci Kelleher from Stafford Owens Law Firm to help you keep up with and manage these changes.
·      Information on the federal FMLA leave provisions going into effect on April 2nd
·      NYS Shared work program - Can it work for you?
·      Unemployment changes and considerations
Can't make it? No worries, a recording of this webinar will be posted to the Chamber's website, , at a later date.

NOTE: They will be using GoToWebinar for this. Please download and register for the FREE GoTo viewer on your mobile device (available for android and iphone in the app store) OR on your desktop. Your registration confirmation will contain a link that will lead you to the webinar on Friday morning.
The Plattsburgh YMCA has set up a School’s Out Club for children ages 5-12 years old. Priority is being given to emergency and essential personnel including hospital employees and will be set up at Momot and Oak Street Schools in Plattsburgh. You may reach out to them directly at 518-561-4290 or  if you are interested!
**Unemployment Insurance**
Filing for Unemployment Insurance

Extended telephone filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm.
Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday, 7:30am to 8:00pm.

  • Click HERE for the link to our website
  • Click on Covid-19 Workforce Resources
  • Unemployment Insurance Information