Employment & Training

Your American Job Center Network

Cheryl A. Mayforth, Director
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, New York 13601
Phone: 315-786-3651
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Creating pathways to better careers and economic growth!

The WorkPlace is your one-stop center for employment related services!  We offer:

  • Business Services to include;  posting job openings, job matches to our customer database, open recruitments/job fairs and human resources related guidance and assistance
  • Training services in the form of Classroom Training and On-the-Job Training
  • Special events including the Jefferson-Lewis County Job Fair and Career Jam!

Office Locations

Jefferson County Lewis County

1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Manager: Angel Munson
Phone: (315) 786-3651
Fax: (315) 786-3679
Email: theworkplace@jeffersoncountyny.gov

5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Manager: Lisa Hetzner
Phone: (315) 376-5800
Fax: (315) 376-5328
Email: LewisOneStop@dfa.state.ny.us

Child Care Assistance Program Expansion

Did you know that if you're making less than 300% of the State Income Standard, you might be eligible for help to pay for childcare? 
As of June 2024, that amount for a family of 4 was $108,631.70!  


Have questions?

Contact the Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project at JLCP@capcjc.org or call 315-782-8475

You can also download the packet by clicking here!   


  • To provide comprehensive training and employment services for local residents
  • To promote individual employment development by providing opportunities for educational and vocational training, and improvement of work skills
  • To provide services that are good for business


Stop into our offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or call 315-786-3651 in Jefferson County or 315-376-5800 in Lewis County for general information.

Services are provided in several ways:

  • Individual assistance
  • Workshops on a variety of employment related topics
  • Self-help in our Resource Room ~ computers with Microsoft Office software, printer/scanner/fax usage, and customer use telephone

Want to cut down on your wait time?  Download and fill out the Customer Registration and Supplemental Questionnaire forms and bring them into either of our offices to start using our services!  The initial appointment does take about 45-60 minutes, so please arrive no later than 3:30 if you wish to register with us.  If you have a resume please bring that as well, preferably in digital format so that we can help make changes if needed.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Customer Registration Form
Career Services Eligibility Survey   

Veterans Come First!

The WorkPlace is proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses. 

What does this mean?  If you served in the military, you will be:

Served first by the next available staff member
• Given first priority for jobs and training for which you are eligible and qualified

More information about services to Veterans is available at:

New York Department of Labor 
NYS Division of Veteran's Affairs

Hatch Act

Our employees, along with many other agencies, are subject to the Hatch Act.  What does this mean?  It means that we cannot run for partisan political offices.  We can only serve in non-partisan offices, such as city council.  For more information on the Hatch Act, please click here