As of today, the Niagara Falls Career Center in Niagara County is closed to customers. The building is open, with one DOL staff member at the physical site, as well as four Employment & Training staff and one WDB staff (me). E&T and WDB will be rotating staff members in-and-out of office to cover customer needs via phone or email. Niagara County mandated the reduced staffing levels, until further notice.
The Lockport satellite Career Center is operated by DOL staff. DOL announced their Niagara County offices will be closed effective 3/17/10 for the next two weeks. However, supervisors and Carolyn Bright will be in the office to take names of job seekers who come in seeking assistance. They will then have staff contact the job seekers to offer services via phone or email.