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Helping people stand on their 

own and create 
a better life for themselves and their family is our top priority.

About Us




It is the mission of JOBSplus! to focus everything that is said and done in the welfare system on helping people find and keep employment. This begins the moment individuals first apply for public assistance and continues until all who are able have achieved economic independence.  JOBSplus! will provide more opportunity for participants in this endeavor by enhancing and increasing their responsibility for their own success.



Guiding Principles

  • All avenues of diversion from public assistance should be explored at the time of   application.

  • Workforce preparation activities should be authentic, replicating to the greatest extent possible, actual labor force conditions including a 35-hour work week, real work, legitimate expectations, supervision, and performance appraisal. 

  • Acquisition of needed work-related skills will be accelerated by combining work experience with classroom education or training. 

  • Individuals will be given the greatest possible degree of self-direction allowed by participation parameters in selecting those opportunities which will move them most rapidly to economic independence.

  • No one should be economically better off on public assistance than working. 


JOBSplus! Edward Kochian County Office Building  600 South State St. Syracuse, NY  13202   Ph: (315)422-3242   Fax: (315)442-3254