Employment and Training


Due to restrictions currently in place, the Office of Employment and Training is available by appointment only. We are still offering services by phone and email. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time for us all. Allegany County is working to provide you with the most up to date information.

Please visit here for information regarding helpful resources for businesses and individuals.


Reita Sobeck-Lynch


7 Wells Lane
Belmont, New York 14813

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:00pm

Contact Us

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Phone: (585) 268-9240
Fax: (585) 268-5176

Department Mission

“Strengthen workers by building quality relationships, fostering open communication, and providing the training, tools and resources to create empowered and effective professionals.”

 Education and Training

Allegany County is home to 4 colleges/universities, 2 private schools and 19 school districts. If you are interested in getting your high school equivalency diploma, pursuing other employment related training or financial aid, please visit the Adult Education link above.

Adult Education
Local Schools
Private Schools


Our Business Service Representative will help you understand the network of resources and no-cost programs and services available that can save your business time and money.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:  Area Chamber of Commerce web links are listed above.  Further information is available through the Allegany County Development/IDA/Planning Office, Crossroads Commerce Center, 6087 State Route 19N, Belmont, NY 14813, (800) 893-9484.

JOB POSTINGS/CUSTOM RECRUITING:  Post your jobs with the New York State Job Bank for free. Give us the job description, skills and abilities desired, and we’ll find you the best match possible.  You can direct applicants to apply at a One Stop Center instead of your place of business.  Applicants can submit resumes and cover letters and/or fill out applications at our office.  We can pre-screen applicants according to your minimum qualifications (e.g. education, TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education), work history, etc.) and administer the TABE test.  Only applications that meet your criteria will be forwarded to you for review.  If you prefer to interview candidates in a neutral setting, we can provide space at no charge to you.

TAX CREDITS:  There are a number of federal and state tax credits available to businesses who hire qualified individuals, which can offer substantial savings to your business.  Our Business Service Representative can help you understand:

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to promote hiring individuals from target groups, like veterans and youth.
  • Workers with Disabilities Tax Credit (WETC) is a New York State tax credit that offers savings for hiring individuals with disabilities.
  • Excelsior Job Programs provide tax credits for job creation in targeted industries such as such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, high-tech, clean-technology, green technology, financial services, agriculture and manufacturing.

TRAINING:  If you need to upgrade the skills of your workers, we can help fund training programs and refer you to certified training providers.  Programs include:

  • On-the-Job Training (OJT) – Specialized training that you develop and conduct to bridge skill gaps.
  • Apprenticeship Training – A combination of hands-on work experience and classroom instruction to produce a skilled worker.

Cuba NY Chamber of Commerce
Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce
Labor Market Information
Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce
Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Development

Youth Services

Summer Youth Employment Program 2021

We are gearing up for the 2021 Summer Youth Program. Applications are now available and are due back to our office by May 7, 2021.

The Summer Youth Employment Program gives youth (aged 14-20) an opportunity to work and earn money during the summer. We do our best to find work in the communities where youth live. We place youth with local businesses, schools and agencies that can provide work and supervision. We pay $12.50 per hour and youth work between 14 and 28 hours per week for 6 – 7 weeks. Most youth we hire will start work on Monday, July 5, 2021 and will finish by Friday, August 13, 2021.

2021 Summer Youth Employment Program Application

We look forward to working with you!

Summer Youth Employment Program Counselor Position

Work Experience Program

In support of in-school (aged 14-21 ) and out-of-school (aged 16-24) youth, the American Job Center provides services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations and workforce preparation activities to culminate in a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.  For further information, please contact a Youth Counselor at your American Job Career Center.

Manufacturing Careers  Whatever your passion, there’s a great job waiting for you in manufacturing!  Whether it is aeronautics, computers, art, chemistry, or automobiles, there’s a great job for you in manufacturing.

New York State Department of Labor Youth Portal  The Youth Portal links youth ages 14 to 24 to resources that help them explore for the future and prepare for careers. The Youth Portal has information ranging from getting working papers to preparing for a job interview.

Selective Service Registration  Why Register? It’s the Law!
Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – that is a 60-day registration period.

Social Security Number  Your nine-digit Social Security number remains your first and continuous link with Social Security. It helps us accurately record your covered wages or self-employment earnings. We also use it to monitor your record once you start getting benefits.  Why do you need a Social Security number?  You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. But you don’t often need to show your Social Security card. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.  Visit the Social Security Website to get a new, replacement or corrected card.

Partner Agencies

ProAction of Steuben and Yates Inc.
117 E. Steuben St.
Bath, NY 14810
800-553-2033 ext. 118

Southern Tier Traveling Teacher, Inc.
79 ½ N. Main St
Wellsville, NY 14895
(585) 593-5921

CORE Learning Center
5455 State Route 19N
Belmont, NY 14813
(585) 268-5213

Genesee Community College
Adult Educational Opportunity Center

One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-0055

Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES
5536 County Route 48
Belmont, NY 14813
(585) 268-5681

NYS Education Department

508 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(888) 652-7062


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