For over 50 years, Abilities, Inc. has been a leader in providing comprehensive vocational programs, transition services, as well as programs for at risk youth – all focused on persons with many varied disabilities, chronic illnesses and needs. Adolescents to adults of all ages and disabilities are served. Services include: Vocational assessments, job skills training in a variety of areas, remedial education/GED preparation, pre-employment services such as assistance with interviewing and resumes, work experiences prior to employment, job placement and job coaching at the work site. Abilities, Inc. works with over 200 employers representing many varied career opportunities and spanning the entire Long Island/New York metro area. Consumers are prepared for jobs reflective of industry and labor market demands, and making successful transitions focusing on greater independence, dignity and full integration within our community.

   Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

The Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) is comprised of four primary areas: Vocational Rehabilitation (including Independent Living Administration), Adult Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing, and Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.

   Board Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Nassau BOCES, a partnership of the County's school districts, is committed to providing the best possible education for children and learners.

   City Of Long Beach Office of Youth and Family Services

The City of Long Beach Office of Youth & Family Services has been serving your employment needs for the past twenty years. Offering resume assistance, job counseling and an extensive job bank listing. We serve residents of all ages with all types of employment needs.

   Department of Housing and Urban Development

Working to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American. HUD's mission is to fight for fair housing, increase affordable housing & home ownership, reduce homelessness, promote jobs and economic opportunity, empower people and communities, and restore the public trust

   Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc

EOC is the designated, Community Action Agency in Nassau County. The overall mission is to "provide the opportunity for education and training, employment and the right to live in decency and dignity" thus, "Helping People Help Themselves." During the last 35 years, EOC has played a significant role in advocating for the disenfranchised and assisting them in overcoming the obstacles that befall them. Our commitment has been strated through program initatives that improve the quality of life for low-income people. Health, education, employment, and infant mortality are a just a few of the issues addressed through our Head Start-Early Child Development, Displaced Homemakers, Downstate Perinatal Care, HIV/AIDS Awareness and Youth Development programs.

   Goodwill Industries of Greater NY

Goodwill Industries is a major employer of people with disabilities in New York and Northern New Jersey and a leading provider of vocational, youth and community redevelopment services for people with disabilities and other special needs. Its mission is to expand opportunities and job capabilities for people outside the mainstream workforce, whether they are mentally or physically disabled, economically disadvantaged, recent immigrants, unskilled workers or urban youth. The agency operates many programs in the five boroughs of New York City and the metropolitan area, including Long Island and Northern New Jersey

   Job Corps

Job Corps is the Nations largest residential and educational training program for economically challenged youth ages 16 to 24.

   Long Island Regional Adult Education Network

provides technical assistance and professional development to adult literacy, occupational and continuing education programs funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The LI-RAEN is one of seven Regional Adult Education Networks funded by the NYSED through federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II Section 223 funding.

   N.Y.S. Division of Veterans Affairs

New York State's free advocacy service for income, medical care, education, and referral for veterans and their families.

   Nassau Community College

   Nassau County Department Of Senior Citizens Affairs

   Nassau Placement Network

The Nassau Placement Network is a partnership between the business community and not-for-profit organizations providing training and employment services

   National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Our partners — experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development — strive to ensure you will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available.

   New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Inc.

The New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) is a not-for-profit corporation serving the workforce development community throughout New York State. We partner with workforce boards, business organizations, education and training providers, economic development entities, organized labor, elected officials, and government agencies to promote the vitality of New York’s workforce, our employers, and our economy.

   New York State Department of Labor - Workforce Partners


   New York State Educational Department

The mission of the New York State Educational Department is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.

   Senior Community Service Employment Project

Program Description: The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work based training program for older workers. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income persons 55 or older who are unemployed and have poor employment prospects. Participants have access to both SCSEP services and other employment assistance through One-Stop Career Centers.

   Suffolk County Department of Labor


   The Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

   The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult

The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.

   The Workforce Partnership Servicing the Town of Oyster Bay, North Hempstead and City of Glen Cove.


   Town of Hempstead

Whether you are a Hempstead Town resident or plan to visit our community, you will find the information available on our web site to be both interesting and invaluable.

   Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources

Town of Hempstead
Department of Occupational Resources (DOOR)

The Department of Occupational Resources (DOOR) is the Grant Subrecipient/Fiscal Agent, under Title I-B of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), for the Town of Hempstead/City of Long Beach Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA). In this capacity, DOOR provides staff to the Town of Hempstead Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council. In addition, DOOR, the City of Long Beach and the New York State Department of Labor have been designated as the One-Stop Operator for the HempsteadWorks One-Stop System and CareerCenter. DOOR is also the Program Operator for WIA and provides staff to both HempsteadWorks and the WIA program.

Since its inception in 1978, DOOR has served as the Local Prime Sponsor for the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Program, the Local Administrative Entity for the Job Training Partnership Act and the Grant Subrecipient/Fiscal Agent for the Balanced Budget Act Welfare-to-Work Block Grant Program, the TANF Summer Youth Employment Program and the WIA Title I-B Program. DOOR was also the Grant Subrecipient/Fiscal Agent for a Customized Employment Grant awarded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), under the Consolidated Budget Appropriations Act and a U.S. Department of Labor Regional Innovation Grant.

The department has been recognized as a leading innovator in the field of workforce development with a variety of state and national awards, including the following: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth - Innovative Strategy (2011); National Association of Workforce Boards W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Distinguished Honoree (2011); National Association of Workforce Professionals Thomas H. Ahlers Systems Building Award (2010); National Association of Workforce Boards Promising Practice (2010); Governor’s Promising Practice (2003), Governor’s Promising Practice (2002), National Association of Counties Workforce Award for Excellence (1999); U.S. Department of Labor Enterprise Re-Certification (Membership for Achieving Excellence) (1999); Governor’s Workforce Development Award (1998); U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Certificate of Excellence (1996); U.S. Department of Labor Enterprise Charter Certification (Membership for Achieving Excellence) (1996).

DOOR currently serves approximately 25,000 jobseekers per year within the HempsteadWorks Career Center.

   Town of Hempstead Housing Authority