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The Department of State supports consumers seeking employment, a change of career, internships and resources related to the workforce, with the following information:


CareerZone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed specifically for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market Information in a clear and interesting way, making career exploration and planning fun and easy. CareerZone leverages the power of the web to provide: information on 800+ occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Database; the latest labor market information from the United States Department of Labor; and interactive middle and high school career portfolios aligned with the New York State Education Department Career Plan Initiative. Links to college exploration and planning resources help youth begin their life/work journey. Over 450 career videos provide a visual of the workplace and bring careers to life.


JobZone is an online job search and career planning system that harnesses the power of the internet to provide information on 800+ occupations from the O*NET Database and helps job seekers make informed career decisions. JobZone offers up-to-date, localized career and labor market information, as well as tools to aid in the job search process. The strength of JobZone is its ability to offer local and relevant content based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, interests and job seeking activities of users. JobZone also provides access to up-to-date job postings and job preparation tools such as a resume builder, reference list maker and cover letter application.

Youth Portal

The Youth Portal helps youth access important information on the Department of Labor website from getting working papers to developing a budget to being safe on the job. Targeted information is provided for 14 – 17 year olds and 18 – 24 year olds, parents, and professionals that work with youth.

New New York Leaders: The Empire State Fellows & Student Intern Programs

The Empire State Fellows Program is a full-time leadership training program that will prepare the next generation of talented professionals for careers as New York State policy-makers. The first class of Empire State Fellows is serving from September 2012 to September 2014. At the end of the fellowship, a performance review process will identify fellows that will be given the opportunity to continue to serve as leaders in New York State government after completing the program.

Another component of the New New York Leaders is the first ever coordinated, statewide Student Intern Program. The Student Intern Program brings students into state government where they will be exposed to the work of governing and introduced to the increasingly complex policy challenges facing New York State.