Thank You!

Thank you to the attorneys from Littler Mendelsen and Bond, Schoeneck, and King who spoke at our 2017 Legal Update today. The presentation was very informative. Thank you as well to all of our attendees.

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Fall Seminar: Legal Update

We are pleased to announce our fall seminar will be a Legal Update featuring James Holahan, Bond Schoeneck & King and Trent Sutton, Littler Mendelson. The event will occur on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Doors will open at 7:30 AM for refreshments and networking. Cost is $25.

Register online at or by contacting Kevin Kreitzberg at or by phone at (585) 314-1590.


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Additional Speaker Added to August Seminar

We are excited to announce that Robin Marable will be joining Karen Weidman in presenting at our August seminar on Hiring Applicants with Criminal Histories.  Robin Marable is an attorney with Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY). LawNY is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low income people in 14 counties in western New York.

Register now by clicking the seminar page.

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August Seminar Announced!

We are pleased to announce our August Seminar on Hiring Applicants with Criminal Histories

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Registration, Sign In and Networking: 7:30 a.m.

Start Time at 8:00 a.m.

End Time at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Al Sigl Elmwood Campus 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Door 1 (Sport Committee Conference Center) Rochester, NY 14620

Cost is $25.00

About the Program: As companies struggle with the talent shortage more companies are looking to untapped applicant markets. Individuals with criminal histories are a largely ignored market with great potential. Join us to discuss the many benefits of hiring individuals from this untapped market. Learn about hiring incentives in NYS and the intrinsic benefits to hiring individuals with criminal histories. Find out how to navigate the hiring process and remain in compliance with state, local, and federal laws such as the increasingly widespread “Ban the Box” laws.

About the Speaker: 

Karen Weidman, a graduate of the University of Buffalo and a former police officer, recently retired from Livingston County Probation after approximately 30 years of service, over 20 of which were as a Probation Supervisor. She is a board member of NYSAIEP and has presented at their annual conference for about 15 years.

Registration Information:

Register online by clicking the Seminar link above or by contacting Kevin Kreitzberg at or by phone at (585) 314-1590. Registration deadline: August 18, 2017.

Space is limited, please register early.

HRCI Recertification Credit Hours: This program has been submitted to HRCI for review.v

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Carol Chlebana Joins the Board

MonroeJSEC is pleased to announce that Carol Chlebana has joined as a board member. Carol is a Human Resources Manager with broad generalist experience in performance management, coaching and talent assessment, employee relations, acquisition and divestiture. We look forward to the growth that will come to MonroeJSEC with Carol’s experience and expertise.

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Coming in June: Assistive Technology in the Workplace

RochesterWorks!, Monroe County’s largest employment and training initiative, in collaboration with Monroe County, ACCES-VR and the Center on Employment, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology present: Assistive Technology in the Workplace. The event will take place on June 29th, 2017 at the Center on Employment, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Assistive Technology in the Workplace is the latest in RochesterWorks!’s long history of innovative events, workshops, conferences, and job fairs dedicated to equipping our community’s job seekers and businesses to interact with each other. The event is designed to show businesses that customizing the workplace to suit every worker is easier and more cost effective than ever before. Large print and tactile keyboards, screen magnifiers, navigation assistance, are just a few common assistive technologies used in the workplace.

The admission is $10. Breakfast will be served and a raffle ticket will be included with admission.

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LGBTQ Seminar a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our seminar on LGBTQ issues in the workplace. Thank you as well to Scott Fearing from the Gay Alliance for hosting the seminar. If you missed the seminar, the Gay Alliance website has wonderful resources and information about upcoming events.

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Finger Lakes JSEC Spring Job Fair Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Finger Lakes JSEC spring Job Fair.  It will be in Canandaigua at The Inn on the Lake on May 10th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Each participant is provided with a six-foot table and two chairs.  If you have any other needs, such as an electric outlet, please indicate them when you register on-line.

Please complete the Registration Form and pay the $120 Registration fee (PayPal or Credit Card) through their website: by Friday April 21st, 2017.  Space is limited so, get your reservation in early!

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JSEC Proudly Presents Independent Living of the Genesee Region 2016 Award

Congratulations to our 2016 grant award winners Independent Living of Genesee Region (ILGR). Independent Living of the Genesee Region is a community pathway for an empowered life for people with disabilities.

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Save the Date! LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace

Monroe JSEC will be hosting a seminar Coming Out of the Corporate Closet: LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace with speaker Scott Fearing from the Gay Alliance. This program will discuss how to communicate respectfully with LGBTQ individuals and how to create an LGBTQ inclusive workplace.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Registration and networking will start at 7:30 AM. The program will begin run from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Register online at or by contacting Kevin Kreitzberg at or by phone at (585) 314-1590.

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