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Governor Cuomo Partners With 21 Employers With 900 Job Openings To Help JPMorgan Chase Workers Impacted by Recent Layoff Notices at the Albion Call Center

Governor Immediately Deployed the State’s Rapid Response Reemployment Team to Help Workers Reconnect to New Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 21 companies in Albion and the Finger Lakes area will be gathering today, June 28 to bring 902 job opportunities to employees of JPMorgan Chase & Co. as the facility prepares for closure in September. Following the announcement of the Albion facility’s impending closure the Governor deployed the state’s Rapid Response Reemployment Team to help impacted workers find new jobs.

“As we continue to strengthen regional economies across the state, it is critical that those who face layoffs receive help in finding new employment to stay in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “The fact that so many businesses are stepping up for the good of their neighbors and the larger community is a testament to the haven that the Finger Lakes region truly is for the private sector. I commend the businesses participating in this effort from around the Finger Lakes region for coming together to aid their fellow New Yorkers in the pursuit of new employment.”

On June 7, JPMorgan Chase announced it would be closing its Albion Call Center in early September and laying off more than 400 employees in the process. In response to the announcement Governor Cuomo immediately dispatched the Department of Labor Finger Lakes Rapid Response Unit to assist affected workers with reemployment services. The Department of Labor’s regional Rapid Response Units work with impacted workers to help them obtain unemployment benefits, establish connections to new jobs in their field and area, and also assemble career fairs like the one being held on June 28.

Representatives from telecommunications, sales, customer service, marketing, financial services and banking will be on hand on and ready to hire. Additionally, Genesee Community College will participate in the event to provide customers with further detailed information on their education programs. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JPMorgan Chase facility and is only open to Chase employees. Approximately 300 employees are expected to attend the fair.

Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy said, “I am proud to see these businesses from across the Finger Lakes region step up to assist their neighbors in the community. I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership in forging a unique tool for those that will be affected. This partnership will have a lasting impact throughout the region and I hope all eligible individuals take advantage of this great opportunity.”

“Our team was informed of the layoffs and we immediately deployed our staff” said State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera. “They have assessed everybody’s skills and identified potential employers. These employers will be getting talented, experienced, motivated workers.”

Job listings can also be accessed through Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express page, which has more than 5,300 openings in the Finger Lakes region, at: http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs.