Benefits to Job Seekers

Upstate Employment Associates is committed to excellence and dedicated to helping people build and maintain the careers of their choice. This is a free service for qualified individuals – services are completely covered through ACCESS-VR, OMH and OPWDD funding sources. Additional benefits to the person include:

  • Vocational planning and counseling to identify and achieve meaningful job placement
  • Individualized assessment and placement based on the individual’s skills, interests and abilities
  • Placement services that focus on an individual’s career path
  • Ongoing supports (consisting of intensive and long-term job coaching) are available to those who need them
  • On-the-job advancement training
  • Assistance with building positive relationships with employers and co-workers
  • Benefits advisement

Dawn Gentile, Director of Vocational Services at (315) 725-2181 or