New York State Department of Labor
The Department of Labor plays a major role in strengthening New York State’s economy by connecting job seekers to jobs, supporting businesses in hiring, assisting the unemployed and protecting workers. That is the agency’s mission. The department helps coach and train job seekers, connects workers to businesses and partners with businesses to help them compete in today’s global economy. The agency also assists the unemployed, with a special focus on the long-term unemployed. It also provides specialized services for veterans, youth and the formerly incarcerated. The Labor Department vigorously enforces state labor laws to ensure a fair wage for all, a level playing field for businesses and the safety and health of workers and the public.