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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Workforce Development, Youth Bureau Offer Employment Guide for Young Job Seekers

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GENESEO, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2022  Younger County residents preparing to enter the labor market have a new resource available to guide them.


The Livingston County Office of Workforce Development (LCOWD) and the Livingston County Youth Bureau have released “Getting Your First Job: A Guide to Youth Employment,” a 42-page online booklet aimed at guiding interested young people toward positions and employers matching their qualifications and interests. The book is tailored for teens and features everything needed to find a local job, including age requirements, interview tips, and a list of employers receptive to first-time job seekers.


“Basically, we’re trying to take the unknowns out of the hiring process for younger folks,” said Ryan Snyder, LCOWD Director. “The more hurdles we can remove for someone looking to enter the workforce, the better for them and the better for our local employers, who continue to experience worker shortages.”


The guide also includes legal considerations such as hours of work, types of job duties each age group may complete, and work certificates that teens may need to obtain before starting. The guide is now online at


For more information, visit the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development website or contact them at 585.243.7047. For more information on child labor laws, please visit the Guide to Child Labor Laws in New York State and the U.S. Department of Labor Child Labor Laws websites.


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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region. 

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