As of Monday, July 26, 2021, Chautauqua Works Jamestown Office is open to the public.  No appointment will be necessary to access general job search access in our resource room.  However, all one-to-one staff services will continue to require an appointment.  All services in our Dunkirk office will continue to be offered by appointment only due to staffing limitations until further notice.

Face coverings will be required for everyone at this time.  Prior to entering the building, a COVID questionnaire will be conducted with you.  If you would like to be pre-screened prior to your visit the day of, you can click here and answer the questions.

COVID-19 Questionnaire ( - English Version

Cuestionarlo COVID-19 ( - Spanish Version

Please be advised that we cannot assist with UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE in this office.  All UI questions MUST be directed to:  1 (888) 209-8124 or 

Report UI Fraud - UI Fraud Hotline 1 (888) 598-2077 or



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Chautauqua Works
Phase II Re-Opening

Effective Monday, September 28, 2020, Chautauqua Works American Job Center RESOURCE ROOM will be OPEN by appointment ONLY for access to computers, fax, copier, and phones for JOB SEARCH purposes.

  • Appointments are limited to one hour.

  • There are no Department of Labor staff onsite;  All UI issues must be resolved by calling 1-888-209-8124 or online at

  • No food or drinks are permitted on the premises.

  • COVID-19 restrictions are strictly enforced.

  • We reserve the right to deny access to individuals for the safety of staff and customers.

Call:  (716) 661-9553 for an appointment at either the Jamestown or Dunkirk locations.

Chautauqua Works
Phase I Re-Opening

Effective 7/13/20,Chautauqua Works Staff will begin seeing customers on an Appointment ONLY basis in both our Jamestown and Dunkirk locations.

If you need to meet with a Career Specialist to discuss your job search, career exploration, need help with a resume, or other job search related activities, please call (716) 661-9553 for an appointment.

When you arrive at either of our locations, located at 4 E. 3rd Street in Jamestown or at 407 Central Avenue in Dunkirk, for your appointment, you will need to call the front desk at (716) 661-9553.

At this time, you will be asked Health Assessment questions relating to COVID-19.  Face Coverings are MANDATORY.  If you are cleared to enter the building, a staff person will unlock the door and admit you to the facility and escort you to your appointment.

Once inside the building, you will be asked to sanitize your hands prior to your appointment.

There are no Department of Labor Staff onsite;  All UI issues must be resolved by calling 1-888-204-8124 or online at

All precautions are being taken with sanitization procedure to insure the safety of our customers and staff.

If you have any questions, please call our Staff at (716) 661-9324.

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