A Half Century Of
Positive Social Impact


Since 1964, Career Systems has been a leader in the operation of Job Corps Centers ever since the inception of the program. We have been at the forefront of contributions to the program and have educated and trained over 50,000 young adults to date.

Career Systems began with a single Job Corps contract under the training division within Graflex, Inc. which later became part of The Singer Company. For many years, the company experienced continuous growth. In 1987, the 135 year old Singer company was sold and Career Systems became an independent, privately-held company.

In 2001, Career Systems became part of the Owl Companies with CSD headquarters relocating to West Henrietta, a suburb of Rochester, New York. In addition to the operation of its Job Corps Centers, Career Systems also operates a Vocational Assessment and Placement program in Rochester, NY.

Job Corps is funded by Congress, administered by the US Department of Labor, and operated by private companies and the Departments of Agriculture and Interior. Studies show that Job Corps returns $2.02 in students’ additional earnings, taxes paid and reduced social costs for every $1 invested.