Rockland County Career Center

 *** ATTENTION: Our Suffern location is now open every Tuesday until 6:30pm ***

The Rockland County Career Center supports the adult, dislocated, and youth population in Rockland County in their transition to obtaining employment by providing job search assistance, innovative training programs, workshops and other services. All services are free of charge!

Representatives of the New York Department of Labor provide services at the Rockland County Career Center in our Haverstraw location.


Career Center staff will help you:

  • Develop a job search plan that meets you career objectives
  • Conduct your job search with current information and employment resources
  • Sharpen your critical job search skills
  • Build a personal toolbox including cover letter and resume
  • Fine-tune interview skills


Additional Services include:

  • Basic computer training
  • Career-related instructor-led workshops *
  • Training funds for skills upgrade or career transition for qualified candidates*
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Fax, phone, copier


* Training


 Priority of Service: *First order of priority will be given to veterans and/or low-income adults, adults, and then Dislocated Workers as deemed by WIOA.


  1. Customer’s will be served in the following order of priority according to their county/state of residence and state of unemployment insurance collection:
    1. Rockland County residents collecting.
    2. NY state residents collecting in NY
    3. NY state residents collecting in CT/NJ
    4. NJ state residents collecting in NY
    5. NJ state residents collecting in NJ
  1. Customers will be served in the following order of priority according to their level of education:
    1. Customer without a high school diploma
    2. Customer with a high school diploma
    3. Customer with an associate’s degree
    4. Customer with a bachelor’s degree
    5. Customer with a master’s degree
    6. Customer with a doctoral degree

*Determinations for funding will be assessed on an Individual basis following the Priority of Service listed above. Submission of all documentation does not guarantee approval of training.



Career Center staff will help you:

  • Save time and money on staffing, training, and retraining employees
  • Speed your recruitment and selection process
  • Fill vacant positions with qualified job seekers
  • Identify trends and demand occupations to ensure you maintain a skilled workforce
  • Utilize the Career Center’s job listing system



Youth Services are provided by Rockland BOCES. If you have a out-of-school or in-school youth between the ages of  16-24. Please contact Rockland BOCES at 845-348-3500.

The Workforce Development Board of Rockland County receives funding through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act and oversees the Rockland County Career Center. The Career Center is operated by Rockland Community College through a contract with the Workforce Development Board.





    • Customer Service
    • Verbal Communications
    • Presentation Skills
    • Teamwork Skills
    • Decision Making & Problem Solving Skills
    • Organizational & Planning Skills

    Please check our upcoming events to see the schedule for these Workshops!
    You must sign up in advance to attend these workshops!

    Click here to view a course summary of each workshop.

  • Veterans


    Veterans are given Priority of Service!

    If you are a Veteran and are interested in receiving services please give us a call at 845-406-6540.

  • LinkedIn


    LinkedIn Part 1

    • How to create profiles that will entice potential employers to find out more about you
    • Keys to getting noticed by recruiters, employers, and hiring managers
    • How to stand apart from competitors and gain access to the “Hidden” job market

    LinkedIn Part II

    • To properly construct a job search action plan
    • Positioning before key decision makers
    • How to work with third party recruiters
    • Uncovering employers who are interested in you and how to properly connect with them
    • How to use LinkedIn groups to expand your professional network and foster advantageous relationships

    To register to attend this class please call 845-406-6450

    Click on Continue Reading to see the upcoming schedule of classes.


    • Who is eligible to participate in “Jobs Waiting?”: Healthcare employers are seeking to hire highly motivated and skilled healthcare workers in the Hudson Valley region who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more with an interest in Healthcare jobs. This can include a broad range in occupations in health care, not just clinical based, but for example, Information Technology, Food Service, and Management positions. Prospective participants should have completed high school or equivalent and are a legal resident to be eligible. There are no degree limitations meaning a person could possess a graduate degree and participate.
    • When will the Jobs Waiting program begin?  The first step will be a Boot Camp planned for November 14, 2016 at Rockland BOCES. The Boot Camp provides specialized training and support services to prepare candidates to work in the healthcare sector. The Boot Camps offer one-on-one career counseling, professional skills assessment, career readiness workshops, financial planning, social media training, professional mentoring, business communication development, and opportunities to network with healthcare employers. The training location will be in Rockland County. We are still finalizing the training dates and time and we will get that update to you as soon as possible or you can call us at 845-406-6530.
    • Waiting - Commit. Train. Work.



Contact Info:

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays 8:30AM-6:30Pm

Phone: (845) 406-6450

Please come visit us at either of our locations.

145 College Road
Brucker Hall, Room 6104
Suffern, NY 10901

37 West Broad Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927


Winter Closing Notifications: In the event of inclement weather/snow or other emergency, a class may be canceled. Please call 845-574-4034 for up-to-date information or visit