New York State announced the launch of a new online portal that will provide veterans the tools they need to connect with temporary employment opportunities offered by New York State. The website enables job seekers to upload resumes and designate geographic preferences, which State agencies then use to identify and consider candidates for open positions throughout New York. This is a service that Senator Joe Robach is encouraging veterans to use.

The Veterans Temporary Hiring Program offers opportunities for temporary employment in positions such as a disaster assistance representative, transportation construction inspector and highway maintenance worker, as well as seasonal positions, such as a lifeguard and tax information aide. The online portal can be accessed through the Department of Civil Service’s website.

Eligibility for the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program is limited to veterans with a Department of Defense Form 214. In general, applicants must have served on active duty in the United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard or the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces of the United States, or served in active military service of the United States as a member of the Army National Guard, or Air National Guard. Veterans serving in the State’s volunteer New York Guard or New York Naval Militia who have a DD Form 214 are also eligible. Applicants with a DD Form 214 must have been released from service after September 11, 2001. Applicants with a dishonorable discharge are not eligible.

Applicants will be required to provide their DD Form 214 to prove eligibility for this program.

For more information on state support for our veterans, contact the office of Joe Robach.


Earlier this week, Rochester Senator Joe Robach joined with men and women from around the community to commemorate Veterans Day. Senator Joe Robach attend various events across Monroe County, Rochester and his district to honor the sacrifice of the men and women who chose to serve their nation in the armed forces. Amongst the events being held this past week, the Town of Gates hosted a service at their town hall for veterans, the Monroe County American Legion held their annual luncheon, the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge held their annual remembrance ceremony, the Town of Brighton held their annual ceremony for Veterans at the their Veterans Memorial site at Buckland Park and there was a Veterans Day Concert sponsored by the Greece Performing Arts Society at the Athena Performing Arts Center. There were also other numerous community events on Veterans Day itself and in the days leading up to it.

Senator Joe Robach took the time at each Veterans Day event to not only thank the men and women who have served, but to remember the sacrifice of all those who supported a member of the armed forces in their family or community. Many of Americas sons and daughter sacrificed their time, sometimes their lives, to ensure that America remained a place where all men are created equal and that we continue to cherish our freedoms. Through days like Veterans Day we are able to say thank you for their service and their sacrifice.