The Fulton, Montgomery & Schoharie Counties

Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Business Service Consortium

Meeting Minutes

 

 


 

 

Fulton, Montgomery & Schoharie Counties

Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Business Service Consortium

Meeting Minutes

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio                                                                                                                       

June 10, 2014

 

Attendees:    Bryan Baszczuk, Beverly Bush, Rick Caplan, Karl Christensen, Patrick Coffey, Theresa DaBiere-Craig, Connie Glover, Michael LaCoppola, Chris Larrabee, Cynthia Moore, Jennifer Swart, Lydia Wood

 

Introductions

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are posted on Job Central.  Additional information on the jobs listed on the weekly job listings that are emailed to attendees can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

 

Updates

Nancy Reccio (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

The Job Developer Network attended a tour of Helmont Mills and Gehring Tricot on Thursday, April 24th conducted by Marty Callahan, HR Manager.  The tour was very interesting and informational.  The next tour will be held at Hill & Markes in July – the date and time will be forwarded as soon as it is scheduled.  The JDN plans to schedule tours on a monthly basis.

 

There have been several customized recruitments in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center and staff continues to schedule recruitments – announcements will continue to be emailed to consortium members as they are set up.

 

Driscoll Foods has purchased the former Quandt’s building and is in the process of doing some renovations.  They have already hired 2-3 former Quandt’s employees. 

 

Dave’s Landscaping in Amsterdam is seeking one experienced landscaper Job order # NY1095696.  There is a new part time personal care aide opening in the Gloversville area NY1095789; and an employer in Fultonville is seeking a part time (will eventually go to full time) administrative assistant to work in an office that assists people in acquiring dual citizenship and trace ancestries, job order # NY1095613.

 

FMS Private Industry Council has two openings to fill in the Cobleskill Center – one Workforce Advisor and one Youth Coordinator. 

 

 Chris Larrabee (NYS Department of Labor

 

Amsterdam and Cobleskill Centers have been busy with customized recruitments.  Chris stopped at the new TJ Maxx in Johnstown and they are doing very well.  Runnings will be opening a new store in the former Gloversville WalMart store location.  They held a recruitment at the Fulton-Montgomery Chamber office in Gloversville and had 500+ attendees.  They will be doing a continuous recruitment and applicants can download the applications online and obtain the mailing address where to forward the applications from the Gloversville or Amsterdam WSCs.

 

Chris assisted NYSDOL in staffing a NYC Job Fair where they had 90 businesses and 2500+ job seekers.  He pointed out that many regions struggle to find jobs and qualified job seekers.

 

Westaff is recruiting for production/packaging workers at the Blenheim Pharmacal site Job order #NY1092998. 

 

Jennifer Swart (Workforce Solutions Center – Youth Coordinator)

 

FMS Workforce Solutions has received their funding for the Summer Youth Program.  The program will run for 6 weeks beginning July 8th.  It may be extended if funding is available.  Jen stated that last year they had 136 youth on the program.  The number of participants may be the same, however, the minimum wage has increased which will affect the actual number of youth they can serve.  They work with youth, ages 14-20 from Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties.  The contact for the Schoharie and Montgomery County program is Jennifer Swart, phone 842-3676 ext. 3022, and Marc Eglin, 725-6473 ext. 2205 for the Fulton County area.

 

HSC (formerly GED) classes are ongoing for 16-21 year old youth. 

 

Karl Christensen (Employment Resources)

Karl stated that he is finding more and more of the available jobs in our area are requiring candidates to be bilingual.  Also stated Helmont Mills has two production openings.

 

Pat Coffey (ARC)

Pat stated that Schoharie County ARC has their new contract.  They have been and are working hard on creating jobs for people with disabilities.  They created a redemption center and are in the process of expanding to two centers.  SC ARC is also planning on opening a thrift store that will employ about 13 people (cashiers, stockers, etc.). 

 

Schoharie County Chamber is planning a Business Development Festival in September, 2014 at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds.  July 1st the SC Chamber will also be assuming responsibility for  tourism in the county from the Board of Supervisors.  They are hoping to see an increase in tourism. 

 

 

Theresa Dabiere-Craig (Fulton-Montgomery Community College)

 

The Center for Employer Services has been busy assisting businesses with training their incumbent workers on campus and at the businesses.  MS Excel Training has been a big demand locally.  They will be applying for the SUNY Workforce Grant again this year and if anyone knows of a business in needs of training and training funding assistance, they can refer them to Theresa at FMCC.  The applications must be submitted by next month.  The grant usually requires a 10-20% cash match plus wage contribution by the business which can be a big training cost savings.  They give a higher priority to businesses who are growing or expanding.

 

FMCC’s CNA/HHA class is ending this week.  The 14 class attendees will be tested and ready for employment by the end of June.  Fulton Center for Rehab and Healthcare sponsored many of the attendees.  They will be holding another class in the Fall of 2014.  Candidates must be sponsored by an employer or the individual must pay for the course.  Acceptance is based on a first come, first serve basis.    

 

The FMCC Summer semester is here and it is a good opportunity for college students who are home for the summer to take some additional courses in a short period of time.  FMCC has a long list of course offerings.

 

The FMCC Summer Academy will also be open to assist in keeping kids engaged throughout the summer.

 

Rick Caplan (SCAP, Inc.)

Rick is a new member and wanted to remind everyone that Project Lift is still available to displaced homemakers at FMCC.  SCAP offers two and four week career classes.  They also offer ongoing CNA/HHA training through Schenectady County Community College.  Candidates interested in the CNA/HHA training must complete career readiness training prior to being accepted.

 

Cindy Moore (Employment Resources)

Cindy mentioned that the Fulton-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring monthly tours – their most recent was of the Mud Road Landfill.

 

Bryan Baszczuk (ACCES VR)

Bryan wanted everyone to be aware of the NYS Department of Labor’s Job Bank and reviewed how to use the Job Bank in addition to searching the Employment Prospects to 2020 section of the website. 

 

ACCES VR has been working on the NY Tap Talent Credit Union Pilot Program.  This program assists ACCES VR customers in obtaining work in the financial industry.  Applicants can test online and when they reach a 70% on the test, they are ready to apply for positions within the consortium of credit unions they are currently working with.  Bryan will email the information for distribution to the consortium.

 

Connie Glover (ACCES VR)

Connie is working with a Rehab Coalition to synchronize services with local businesses.  They will be holding a Business After Hours at Fox Run Golf club on July 17th

 

She has been participating in training that helps recent graduates prepare for Federal jobs.  The process is very demanding and concentrates on profiled resumes to be precise and ensure it is selling the individual.  More information can be found at www.usajobs.edu

 

Lydia Wood (Resource Center for Independent Living)

Lydia stated that the Pattersonville Travel Plaza on the Thruway has numerous openings at this time. 

 

Michael (Mickey) LaCoppola (Liberty ARC)

Mickey distributed a list of employers he has been in contact with.  He noted that Liberty ARC is in the process of opening up a year-round Co-Op (similar to Mohawk Harvest) where they need cashiers, stockers, etc.  The Co-Op will be located on Rt. 30 Amsterdam (the former Dexter’s Shoes building).

 

Beverly Bush (ACCES VR)

Bev has been busy and her numbers have increased significantly in the Montgomery County area.

 

 

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio                                                                                                                        February 11, 2014

 

Attendees:    Laurie Bargstedt, Bryan Baszczuk, Pam Bouchoux, Beverly Bush, Karl Christensen, Patrick Coffey, Christie Crawford, Theresa Dabiere-Craig, Susan Fuller-Danskin, Brooke Green, Tanya Grant, Tom Guiffre, Chris Larrabee, Angela Meola, Andrea Scribner, Jennifer Swart, Erin Ilagan, Marc Eglin

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are posted on Job Central.  Additional information on the jobs listed on the weekly job listings that are emailed to attendees can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

Updates

Nancy Reccio (FMS Workforce Solutions Center-Business Services)

Nancy Liddle is on leave so Nancy R. has been covering the three counties. The Job Developer’s Network Tours still needs to get off the ground. Hopefully, the first Tour will occur before the next Consortium meeting.

TJ Maxx has been interviewing and making offers of employment to customers. They hope to have their hiring completed and workers starting their orientations on February 17, 2014. The store will open March 6, 2014.

Westaff has cancelled the Cobleskill Meet the Employer and Onsite Recruitment scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014. Future date is pending.

All Metro will be presenting Meet the Employers and Onsite Recruitments at the Cobleskill and Amsterdam Centers. They are recruiting for Personal Care Aides at this time. They will be in Cobleskill on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 1-4 pm and in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 1-4 pm.

The Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has rescheduled their Meet the Employer and Onsite Recruitment from February 11, 2014 to Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 1-3 pm. They are presently recruiting for LPNs, RNs, and CNAs.

Flyers were distributed for the upcoming co-sponsored Job Fair at FMCC which will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 12 noon – 3 pm in the Physical Education building.

Chris Larrabee (NYS Department of Labor)

Chris stated that businesses will fill seasonal positions. Some currently have open job orders (such as Home Depot, Dave’s Landscaping, Lowe’s, and 1 construction company). Additional postings will be opening soon. NYS Department of Labor has been encouraging more onsite recruitments to assist both businesses and job seekers in filling job openings.

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a seminar for Employers on the NYS Minimum Wage Increase and Changes in Unemployment Insurance. The seminar will be held at FMCC on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8-9 am. Anyone interested in attending can email: terrys@fultonmontgomeryny.org

Andrea Scribner (FMCC)

FMCC has sent the Job Fair letters of invitation to businesses throughout the region and has already received several positive replies/registrations of attendance. Evaluations completed by businesses who attended last year’s job fairindicated a need to make sure Job Seekers are better prepared by dressing appropriately and having child care set up (do not bring children to the Job Fair).

Christie Crawford (FMCC)

Christie distributed flyers and announced that FMCC’s Open House is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9 am – 11:30 am.

FMCC is also in the process of setting up an information session at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 3-4:30 pm. Information will be presented about FMCC’s Business Information Technology, Medical Administrative Assistant, and COCAL Programs.

FMCC has a new degree in Health Studies. The program will provide an opportunity to students to build a foundation and explore occupations in the healthcare industry. It will be a backup plan/program for individuals who do not get accepted in the RN program. The program will involve hands on training.

Pat Coffey (ARC)

Pat stated that the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a College, Career, and Job Fair at the Capital Region BOCES, Schoharie Campus in Schoharie on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The fair is geared to career seekers ages 16-24 years of age.

The SC Chamber has tentatively scheduled a Business Expo for September, 2014 (unable to schedule the June expo at the Fairgrounds).

Pathas been busy gearing up with the ACCES VR’s new milestone program.

Bryan Baszczuk (ACCES VR)

Bryan introduced himself and his position with ACCERS VR as an Employment Specialist. He announced the new Dial 2-1-1 service for Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington County residents. Residents can call the 2-1-1 for free confidential information and referrals to various services in the community.

Bryan distributed flyers for the Schoharie County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Eligible residents can have IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers help individuals complete their tax returns. For more information, individuals can go to the website: www.cashgreatercapitalregion.org.

Karl Christensen and Pam Bouchoux (Employment Resources)

Karl and Pam are busy assisting their customers/job seekers in preparing for and securing employment.

Danielle Whelly (Career Employment Network)

Danielle is fairly new but in the beginning stages of employer visits.

Jennifer Swart (FMS Workforce Solutions Center –Youth Programs)

Jen introduced the Center’s two new Youth Coordinators: Erin Ilagan, Schoharie County and Marc Eglin, Fulton County; however, all referrals for the youth services should still be sent directly to Jen.

Jen stated she is waiting on dates for the new TASC test (the new national test for high school equivalency). The test used is no longer the "GED".

She saw the projected budget for the summer 2014 and it appears there will be a summer program (possibly the same as last year).

Angela Meola (HFM BOCES, Amsterdam Literacy Zone); Brooke Green (HFM BOCES, Gloversville Literacy Zone)

Angela distributed flyers for their new, upcoming classes for Johnstown, Amsterdam, and Gloversville locations. Classes are getting full so anyone interested needs to register asap.

 

 

Laurie Bargstedt (HFM BOCES)

Laurie explained that Literacy Zone provides skills development and adult education services as well as English as a Second Language classes for adults.

Amsterdam Literacy Zone is working with the Mexican Consulate to arrange for them to be available to Mexican Nationals to assist in processing required immigration paperwork. Hopefully this will be set up in June and they will visit 4 times per year.

GED is no longer the pathway in NYS for high school equivalency; NYS is now using the TASC test. HFM BOCES will be administering their first test in April to a small group. Individuals can no longer take the exam "just to see how they do" as it is costly and funding is limited.

Jen Swart commented that she read where the NYS Department of Education passed legislation that will allow individuals to carry over previous scores and Laurie confirmed that this was approved for up to one year.

Beverly Bush (ACCES VR)

Bev introduced herself to the group as the Senior Work Limitations Coordinator. She works with individuals on public assistance with disabilities and determines if they are ready for ACCES VR assistance and if not helps them with SSI cases. She works with individuals to help motivate then to work and reviews soft skills. She’s disappointed in the lack of referrals from Montgomery County DSS (has had 5) but has a steady flow from the Fulton County DSS.

Tanya Grant (RCIL)

Tanya had nothing new to report.

Susan Fuller-Danskin (Workforce Development Institute)

Susan gave a brief introduction to her agency and handed out informational packets. WDI’s mission is to improve the lives of the people across NYS by developing regional solutions for workforce, economic, and community development challenges. She explained that they can assist small businesses with training/funding assistance. For more information on the extensive services offered by WDI, see their website at: www.wdiny.org

Theresa Dabiere-Craig (Fulton-Montgomery Community College)

Theresa stated that FMCC is getting a "pilot" CNA/HHA program ready to start up in March. Since the loss of the Health Grant funding, the trainees will need to self pay or be sponsored by a health care organization. Since the area businesses who will be hiring in these occupations need workers to be available evenings and weekends, the course will be held Monday – Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm with the clinical on Saturdays. There will be 16 openings for the course. FMCC will no longer be able to provide case management.

FMCC will provide a 9 hour preCNA/HHA course (pre-training retention program). Additional information is forthcoming. Applicants who are interested can call 843-5031 and be placed on a waiting list.

FMCC is offering a course, Electric Pallet Jack safety certification. Additional training programs that FMCC Business and Industry Center is in the process of planning and finding instructors for are Shop Math and Computer Training (MS Suite 2013).

Tom Guiffre (ACCES VR)

Tom gave a brief introduction to their CRS Program (Core Rehabilitation Services) and how they work with the most severely disabled. They are focusing on youth by hiring regional coordinators to work with youth. The goal is to develop and improve youth services.

Tom noted that there is one change in services; businesses do not have to put workers on their payroll. The Tryout and Work Experience Programs require the businesses to place workers on their payroll.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio                                                                                                                        December 10, 2013

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Brooke Green, Beverly Bush, Theresa DaBiere-Craig, Nancy Reccio, Patrick Coffey, Jennifer Swart, Arlene Burt

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are posted on Job Central.  Additional information on the jobs listed on the weekly job listings that are emailed to attendees can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

 

Updates

Nancy Reccio (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

After speaking with several Consortium members, it appears that the Job Developers Network tours are still of interest and in demand.  The Job Developer Network used to set up tours of a business on a monthly basis, allowing job developers to actually see what the business and their workers did.  During that tour the group also meets with the HR person and discusses their application/hiring process, etc.  Nancy R. will be sending emails out to members of the Consortium asking who would be interested in joining.  Those individuals must be willing to set up a monthly or possibly bi-monthly tour once or twice a year (this depends on the response from members). 

 

Nancy spoke with the Project Manager for the new TJ Maxx that will be opening in Johnstown, NY.  Their tentative opening date will be in March 2014.  FMS Workforce Solutions Centers have applications for job seekers to complete and submit to the Centers.  They are recruiting for 60 workers, total. Six will be full time and the remaining will be part time.  They hope to have all hires completed by 1/27/14.  TJ Maxx is in the process of completing a job order and will be planning onsite recruitments.  We will keep the Consortium updated as these things occur. 

 

IFCO Systems will be at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center tomorrow, 12/11/13, from 1 – 4 recruiting for forklift operators/pallet sorters.  They are physically located at the Amsterdam Target Distribution Center and handle all the pallet services for the Distribution Center.  There are 10 openings with various shifts; must be able to lift 20-60 lbs.; $11/hr. and the job order # is NY1076326.

 

Adecco was in the Center yesterday recruiting for warehouse associates at the Amsterdam Target DC.

 

Planning is ongoing for the upcoming co-sponsored Job Fair at FMCC which will be held in April, 2014.

 

 

Nancy Liddle (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

STEM and You workshops in process, attendance has been down this month. Next scheduled workshop is on 12/19/13 at 9am in Cobleskill.

 

NWRC will be held on 12/19/13 and 12/20/13 in Cobleskill. The class is full at this time. If you have anyone interested, please have them call the Cobleskill office 518- 234-4254. Classes are held each month.

 

There will be a Speed Networking with Healthcare Providers in January or February at Capital Region BOCES in Schoharie. More information will be forthcoming regarding this.

 

Fulton Center in Fulton County has several positions open, RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s and Nursing Supervisors. Most all Healthcare providers have positions available in all three counties.  Nancy is planning another Speed Leads Networking session for January or February at the Capitol Region BOCES.

 

A new Mavis Tire and Muffler will be opening soon at Cobleskill (at former Borst Tire site).

 

 

Arlene Burt (ACCES VR)

Arlene stated that changes with the CRS contract are being made however no information is available at this time.

 

 

Pat Coffey (ARC)

Pat stated that he had tried setting up a Job Developers Tour in Schoharie County however attendance was VERY limited.  Most of the organizations’ customers are in the MC and FC areas. 

 

He has been waiting to hear about their new contract and funding. Has been working with OPPD supported work program.

 

Schoharie County Chamber is planning a career fair in March at Capital Region BOCES and a Business Expo at the Fairgrounds in June.

 

 

Brooke Green (HFM Boces, Gloversville Literacy Zone)

GED preparation is winding down for the year.  The last GED exam under the old format is this month.  Continuing classes in January and utilizing past GED training materials.  NYS Department of Education is working on passing legislation that will allow individuals to carry over previous scores from 2003 through 2013 until 2016.

 

They are also planning new GED orientations for January (no dates available as yet).

 

 

 

Theresa Dabiere-Craig (Fulton-Montgomery Community College)

FMCC Fall enrollment has increased compared to previous Fall enrollments.  FMCC is accepting Spring enrollments which will begin 1/23/14.  They are also offering a three-week Winter Term beginning 1/2/14. 

 

FMCC is partnering with the Chamber and offering a class on How to Market your Business through Social Media.  Mike Porter (Ruby and Quiri) will be the presenter.  The class will be 1/14/14 from 8-9 am.

 

FMCC is offering a course, Introduction to Photovoltaic (Solar) Technology.  Theresa distributed flyers with registration forms to the group.

 

In January, Theresa will be in the planning process with businesses for training programs.  

 

 

Beverly Bush (ACCES VR)

Fulton County is very busy with LIVES Program. Fulton County DSS has shared several referrals, however Montgomery County has not had very many. Peggy DeBlock recently started there and hopefully additional referrals will start soon. Tom is trying to encourage referrals.

 

 

Jennifer Swart (Workforce Solutions Center – Youth Coordinator)

Workforce Solutions has hired a new GED instructor, Melissa Swart.  She has been busy trying to get all the youth who are ready to take the GED exam, set up before the end of the year.  Jen noted that there are 10 Schoharie County youth, 7 Montgomery County, and 2 in Fulton County set to take the exam this month. 

 

She stated many of the youth have enrolled in FMCC programs. 

 

Workforce Solutions currently has an opening for a Youth Coordinator position for Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie County. AAS degree and travel within the three counties is required; salary is $25,100. If you have Youth that need services, please contact Jen Swart at 842-3676 ext 3022.   

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio                                                                                                                        August 13, 2013

 

Attendees:    Pam Bouchoux, Beverly Bush, Patrick Coffey, Patricia Studenroth, Jennifer Swart, Danielle Whelly, Karl Christensen

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are posted on Job Central.  Additional information on the jobs listed on the weekly job listings that are emailed to attendees can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

Updates

Nancy Reccio (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

 

-Distributed informational packet consisting of the Amsterdam Center schedule of workshops (Gloversville and Cobleskill Center schedules can be acquired through those Centers via email or fax or visiting www.fmsworkforcesolutions.org and clicking on “calendars” on the right hand side of the page), descriptions of workshops, Speed Networking with Health Care Providers flyer, Stem Careers and You Orientation flyer,  and recruitment/job fair flyers for Durham School Services in Schenectady. 

 

-Discussed tomorrow’s, August 14th Speed Networking workshop presented by Nancy Liddle in the Amsterdam Center from 1-2:30 pm.  Five healthcare facilities in the Fulton and Montgomery County area will be meeting with job seekers/applicants and discussing their application process.  Applicants interested in finding out more about the facilities and their employment requirements and needs should rsvp to Nancy Liddle prior to the session.

 

-Discussed the monthly Stem Careers and You orientations – anyone interested in a STEM career (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) can contact their Center to find out more information about the next scheduled orientation. 

 

-Also discussed the National Work Readiness Credential and monthly testing at each of the three Centers.

 

-Durham School Services are training and hiring pt Bus Drivers and pt Bus Monitors in the Schenectady area.  Durham will train the drivers; however, the trainee must pay for their own CDL B license.  Contact the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center for more information.

 

-Adecco has been in the Amsterdam Center recruiting for warehouse associates at the Target DC in Amsterdam.  26 referrals have been hired to date.  Adecco currently has 88 associates at the local DC.

 

-Pata Negra, new sausage manufacturer in Gloversville, is preparing to hire.  They have been interviewing and will begin hiring very soon. 

 

-Save A Lot in Fort Plain has notified the Center that they will be reopening in 6-8 weeks and calling back all of their employees.  The grocery store was closed due to the recent flooding in Fort Plain.

 

Patrick Coffey (Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC)

 

-Discussed how they have been busy with their contract process with ACCES VR (formerly VESID). 

 

-Will be opening a second bottle/can redemption center on the former MOSA site.  They have been very successful with their redemption centers.

 

-Will be opening a thrift store in Schoharie.

 

-An FMS Summer Youth Program participant will be placed on year round, pt employment with their worksite.  Have had some excellent placements (floral design, food service).

 

 

Patricia Studenroth (ACCES VR)

 

-Finding it difficult to place workers as hiring is slow.

 

 

Beverly Bush (ACCES VR)

 

-Agrees that finding placements is still difficult as hiring is slow.

 

 

Danielle Whelly (Career and Employment Network – CEN)

 

-Danielle is new to the group and introduced herself and explained that she has been hired to assist in marketing and public relations for the organization. 

 

 

Jennifer Swart (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

 

-The Summer Youth program started 7/8/13 and is ending 8/23/13.   There were several new worksites this year (including Kingsboro Golf Course, WCSS, and Cranesville Block). The program was, once again, very successful.  44 youth in Fulton County, 36 in Montgomery County, and 33 in Schoharie County participated.

           

-GED Program is also running with continuous enrollment for youth, ages 16-21.  Part time work experience is also available to youth.  Since no testing has been done locally since June (due to lack of funding), anyone ready to take their GED is being referred to Schenectady.

 

-Beginning January 1, 2014, the new equivalency diploma will no longer be called GED.  It will be called the High School Equivalency Diploma. 

 

  

Pam Bouchoux (Employment Resources)

 

-Opened an ‘Encore Kids’ consignment shop near the Mohawk Harvest Co-op in Gloversville.

 

-Have made several placements with Ifco (pallet business at Wal-Mart DC in Johnstown). 

 

-Had several placements at Fage through Express Pros temp. agency.

 

 

Karl Christensen (Employment Resources)

 

-Karl is also new to the group and is getting acclimated to all the network partners.  Had placements at Target DC through Adecco.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                    June 11, 2013

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Liddle

 

Attendees:    Annette Cavallaro-Franks, Angela Meola, Brooke VanGenderen, Sharon Poling, Jennifer Swart, Lydia Wood, Laura LaPorte, Nancy Liddle

 

Job Orders:

Job Orders are posted on Job Central.  Additional information on the jobs listed on the weekly job listings that are emailed to attendees can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 

·         New Job order received from Adecco for 50 warehouse workers at a large distribution center in Amsterdam.  Job order #NY1054389

Updates

Nancy Liddle (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

 

Distributed Job Fair information for Amsterdam Print being held on June 11, 2013. Job Order #NY1059744

 

Distributed flyer for Linium Staffing Customer Service Representative Open House on Wednesday, 6/12/13 from 9am to 5pm.

 

Distributed Job Fair information for The Times Union Job Fair at The Albany Marriott on July 24, 2013.

 

Presented information regarding CNA training at Capital Region BOCES in Schoharie and PCA training at Visiting Nurses in Cobleskill and Johnstown. Training is free and there are open slots available.

 

·         VNA PCA Training –Cobleskill 6/28/13-7/7/13

·         VNA PCA Training –Johnstown 6/28/13-7/7/13

·         Capital Region BOCES –Schoharie 8/5/13-9/17/13

 

Monthly calendars were distributed for Amsterdam and Cobleskill. Some new workshops have been added. “STEM and You” and “Math Anxiety”.

 

Jen Swart (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

 

The Summer Youth program starts 7/8/13-8/16/13

 

·         102 youths will be served ages 14 to 20. 

·         6 weeks @ minimum wage

·         20 FMS youth will be chosen from the Summer Program to attend a one-week STEM Camp at FMCC; youth selection will be based on short essays as to why they believe they should attend STEM camp. They are written by the youth on the first day of the summer orientation

 

Our GED program is in process all summer to assist youth ages 16-21

  

Brooke VanGenderen (Gloversville Literacy Zone) 

Summer schedules have not been finalized. No new students until September. GED is switching from GED to TASK which will be High School Equivalency. 

 

Sharon Poling (FMCC –COCAL)

COCAL is for focused and career-minded individuals who plan to study in an occupation and receive a one year certificate. Learning by doing, must be mature, expectations are same as employer. They have 30 slots per year for this program. Skills for jobs such as soft skills and career search are also given.

 

Laura LaPorte- (FMCC)

FMCC has added new programs such as   AAS/ Health Studies Program (entry level) Associate of Science, Nursing Studies 50 spots–200 applied; path for Physical Therapists, Physician’s Assistants, Digital Communications and Media

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                    April 9, 2013

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Diane Acquilla, Laurie Bargstedt, Brian Baszczuk, Pam Bouchoux, Annette Cavallaro-Franks, Angela Meola, Brooke VanGenderen, Tanya Grant, Lydia Wood

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are posted on Job Central.  Additional information on the jobs listed on the weekly job listings that are emailed to attendees can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 

·         New Job order received from Adecco for 40 warehouse workers at a large distribution center in Amsterdam.  Job order #NY1054389.

Updates

Nancy Reccio (FMS Workforce Solutions Center)

 

-Distributed a list of the businesses who will be attending the April 17th FMCC job fair from 2 to 5 pm.  The Job Fair is being cosponsored by FMCC, FMS Workforce Solutions, and the Fulton and Montgomery Counties Chamber of Commerce.

 

-Distributed the Job-palooza flyer for Howe Caverns Adventure Park’s April 13th Job Fair from 9 am – 4 pm at Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, NY.

 

-Distributed the flyer and list of businesses that will be at April 11th’s Dr. King Career Fair at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany from 12:30- to 4 pm.

 

-All three Workforce Solutions Centers are offering the NWRC (National Work Readiness Credential) exam on a monthly basis.  The next pretest in the Amsterdam Center is 4/22/13 from 9-12 and the exam is 4/25/13 from 9-1.

Interested individuals can contact the individual Centers for dates and times of their next exams.

 

-River Ridge Living Center’s Sandy MacDonald and Robert Connor will be presenting at today’s Meet The Employer from 1 to 2 pm in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.  An overview on River Ridge and their application and interview process will be presented along with some dos and don’ts in Job Searching.

  

Tanya Grant, Lydia Wood (RCIL)

-Have had placements/hires at Keymark Corporation and Railex recently.  Job Developers asked if Pricechopper in Gloversville has changed their job requirements for all applicants – they were told that all applicants must be willing to be cashiers in training which is difficult for some of their consumers who may have physical barriers. 

  

Bryan Baszcuk (ACCES VR)

 

-ACCES VR is in the process of working on their 5-year contracts with service providers.  Applications must be in by May and the new contracts begin in October. 

 

-They are in the process also of planning the Employer Awareness Event in Albany.  They present Statewide and Regional Awards.

 

Angela Meola (Amsterdam Literacy Zone)

 

-Orientations for GED will be held on April 15 and 17 from 12 to 3 pm at the Amsterdam Literacy Zone, Amsterdam Riverfront Center. 

 

-HFM BOCES is conducting a GED exam on April 16 and 17th at HFM BOCES, Rt. 67, Johnstown.

 

-Two ESL (English as a Second Language) orientations for new students will be held on April 16 at 9 am and 6 pm.

The orientations will be held at Centro Civico, Annex Bldg., Amsterdam HOWEVER, CONSUMERS INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP MUST CONTACT HFM BOCES 736-4340.  This will be their last ESL course for this class year.

 

Brooke VanGenderen (Gloversville Literacy Zone)

 

-Orientations for GED will be held on April 22 and April 24 in the Gloversville Literacy Zone, Glove Commons, 43-47 N. Main Street, Gloversville.  Sessions are 8:30 to 11:30 am and 12 to 3 pm.  Individuals must attend the two-day sessions prior to enrollment in GED classes. 

 

Annette Cavallaro-Franks, Pam Bouchoux, Diane Acquilla (Employment Resources)

 

-They have had placements at Lexington Center, Taylor Made, and Family Counseling Center.  Employment Resources and RCIL staff are finding it more and more difficult to place consumers with developmental disabilities as businesses are requiring workers to be more diversified and able to cross-train for more than one position.

 

-Diane stated Gina Warsaw is no longer with Employment Resources and Ashley Walton has taken over those duties.  Employment Resources has two new ‘businesses’: 1.  Shredding Business – currently doing all of Lexington Centers document shredding; 2.  “Encore Kids” -Kids Consignment Shop on N. Main Street, Gloversville specializing in slightly used clothing for school-age children.

 

Laurie Bargstedt (HFM BOCES)

 

-Reminder that GED is fading away.  NYS has chosen a new HS Equivalency Exam and the transition will begin January 1, 2014.  She feels all higher functioning consumers should be encouraged to take the GED exam this year.  HFM BOCES is working to set up a schedule to offer practice exams twice per month.  Consumers should be referred to a practice exam prior to scheduling to take the actual GED exam.  They can contact HFM BOCES or can go online to a free GED practice test. 

 

-United Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam and Literacy Zone are developing a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) workshop for April 30, 2013.  This workshop is beneficial to anyone working with individuals who were brought to the US without legal documentation.  It can assist in deferrals to deportation for two years at a time.  Will be working with the Empire Justice Center and Office for New Americans (can assist in individuals getting their employment ID numbers). 

 

-Citizens Preparation Classes are coming up this summer 2013.

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

Business Services Consortium                                                                      February 12, 2013

  

Facilitator:  Nancy Liddle 

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle,  Laurie Bargstedt, Bryan Baszczuk, Pat Coffey, Theresa Dabiere-Craig, Angela Meola,  Brooke Van Genderen, Maria Abraham

 

Job Fairs:

 

Veterans Job Fair     

Date:    3/14/13     

Time:    10:00am to 3:00pm

            Location:          Albany Stratton VA Campus, 67 Veterans Way, Albany, NY.

 

FMCC Job Fair   

Date     4/17/13            

Time:    2:00pm-5:00pm

Location:          Fulton Montgomery College, Johnstown, NY

 

Job Orders

 

Job Orders are on NYS State’s job bank, Job Central, and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

 

Updates  

 

Nancy Reccio/Nancy Liddle -FMS Workforce Solutions/PIC:  

·         National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) testing will be held in Amsterdam on 2/25/13 and 2/27/13 and in Cobleskill on 2/27/13 and 2/28/13.  NWRC is a group of tests, measuring math, reading and listening, and situational judgment skills, designed to determine if job seekers have the skills they need for entry level positions and to be competitive in the workforce.  Job seekers who earn the NWRC will have a national, transferable certification of skills and knowledge for entry-level jobs such as non-supervisory, non-managerial and non-professional positions. Literacy Zone has assisted with tutoring. For more information, contact Maria Young in Amsterdam at 518-842-3676, ext. 3016 or Franca Ciro in Cobleskill, 518-234-3023, ext. 3023.

·         Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties Workforce Development Board along with the other Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards has been awarded a Federal Workforce Innovation Fund grant (Steps up To STEM) to address the region’s STEM skills work shortage. STEM stands for a cluster of careers that utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills.  STEM can be any field or career that creates, discovers or applies new STEM knowledge to make life better for all. STEM careers are cutting edge, profitable, beneficial, and in demand.  Through Steps up To STEM, we can help equip our region’s workers with the skills they need for the jobs of the new economy while equipping local businesses with a highly skilled workforce. For example, the steps could include classroom training step 1 and On the Job Training Step 2. The employer must guarantee the trainee will receive an increase in salary once training is completed. STEM brochures targeting job seekers and businesses were distributed at the meeting.

·         McDonalds in Cobleskill is closed and is being remodeled.  Amsterdam McDonald’s is hiring restaurant crew staff. Apply online.

·         CG Roxane (Crystal Geyser water bottling plant will begin their phase 2 hiring in the next few weeks. If you have customers interested in working as a production worker at the plant, advise them to take their resume and complete an application at the plant at 325 Watershed Road, Johnstown, N.Y.  Crystal Geyser recently filled the Maintenance Tech positions and the Supervisory positions.

·       Visiting Nurses in Johnstown/Cobleskill is hiring PCA’s (Personal Care Aides) in their Johnstown and Cobleskill offices. Please have candidates contact VNA at 518-234-4516 if they are interested.

 Maria Abraham/NYSDOL:

 

·       She is monitoring job orders daily. Each day there is an average of 75-100 new job orders, most are part time.

·       Lowes has added new positions for directing customers in the store. Jobs are part time          with benefits.  The application and assessment can be done on line or at the store.

·      Remington Arms is hiring. 100 per month, recruiting is ongoing.

 

 

Laurie Bargstedt/HFM BOCES: 

 

·       NYS will no longer be a GED state. Encourage all customers that need a GED to get enrolled and to complete their GED soon. Deadline is 12/31/13.  Priority seating is given to successful candidates. RFP is out for GED expected to be ready by 1/14/13. GED testing and guidelines change in January 2014. The GED exam is based on a 9th grade reading and math level.

 

Pat Coffey /ARC: 

·        Pat works for the supportive employment program at ARC in Schoharie. He is working closely with the student transition program at area high schools. He is finding that individuals with disabilities are very willing to work but some employers are hesitant.  Employment Services contracts with ACCES - VR.

·        90% of the work tryouts have been successful.  The internship program works on the soft skills

   

 

 Bryan D. Baszczuk/ Employment Specialist, Albany District Office-ACCES-VR Regional Workforce Development & Business Relations

 

·     There are several financial and service incentives available when hiring an ACCES-VR applicant:

 

Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) 

NYS Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit (WETC) 

Work Try-Out (WTO) 

On The Job Training (OJT) 

Job Coach Services 

Government Tax Credits 

                  On-Site Technical Assistance and Training 

 

·        Employer needs to be an ACCES VR vendor. 

 

 Theresa Da Biere-Craig /FMCC:

·        Invitations have been sent out to employers for the job fair on 4/17/13 from 2 to 5 pm. at FMCC

·        An Open House at FMCC will be held on Saturday, 3/9/13.

·        The Cyber Café is now open.

·        Several new upgrades are happening on the FMCC Campus.

·        There is ongoing CNA training, interested candidates should attend orientation.

 

  Angela Meola /HFM BOCES/Literacy Zone:

·      Contact Angela if you want to be added to their Literacy Zone email distribution list.

·        Orientation and training in progress for GED. Looking into expanding online learning 

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

Below is a flyer that was distributed at the meeting.

 

NYSED’s ACCES-VR Office:

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

 

The following FINANCIAL and SERVICE INCENTIVES are available when hiring an ACCES-VR applicant: 

 

·        Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

o   Provides employers with a first year tax credit up to $2,400 of the first $6,000 (40%) in wages paid to an eligible worker with a disability after having worked 400 hours.

o   25% partial credit is available after having worked 120 hours or more.

o   WOTC applies to both part-time and full-time employees.

o   2 easy forms must be submitted to DOL within 28 days of starting employment. 

·        NYS Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit (WETC)

o   Employers can claim a State tax credit of up to $2,100 of the first $6,000 in wages paid to an eligible worker with a disability during the second year of employment.

o   Automatically goes in to effect if WOTC tax credit was applied.

o   Worker must be employed Full-time (or 2 Part-time workers can equal 1 wage tax credit).

·        Work Try-Out (WTO)

o   ACCES-VR provides employers with 100% wage reimbursement for up to 160 hours of employment to assist an employee to learn the job or as a hiring incentive.

o   Worker is paid the same rate as any other employee in that position.

o   May utilize a Job Coach, but this is not necessary for everyone.

o   Business must become an ACCES-VR Vendor before the employee starts (easy process). 

·        On The Job Training (OJT)

o   ACCES-VR reimburses the worker’s salary for up to 26 weeks (100% of the position’s prevailing wage for the first half, then to 50% for the second half of the training period).

o   The worker is trained on-the-job by the employer (not a job coach).

o   Business must become an ACCES-VR Vendor before the employee starts (easy process). 

·        Job Coach Services

o   Provides an employer with an experienced job coach, at no cost, to coach the newly hired worker for as long as required to learn the job and meet performance standards. 

·        Government Tax Credits

o   For large, medium, and small companies for the financing of building modifications to accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

·        On-Site Technical Assistance and Training

o   Professional advice to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities at a work site.  Can include evaluation of hiring and/or training needs and seminars/workshops for managers and co-workers.

 

For more information and assistance, contact:

 

Bryan D. Baszczuk, Employment Specialist, Albany District Office

ACCES-VR Regional Workforce Development & Business Relations

 518-485-7748 or bbaszczu@mail.nysed.gov

 

 

 

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                      December 11, 2012

  

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio 

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Laurie Bargstedt, Pam Bouchoux, Pat Coffey, Christie Crawford, Tanya Grant, Lydia Wood, Angela Meola, Jen Swart, Geri Walsh, Brooke Van Genderen, Andrea Scribner, Arlene Burt, Diane Acquilla, 

 

Job Developers Tour 

The next Job Developers Tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developer Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources. 

 

Job Orders 

Job Orders are on NYS State’s job bank, Job Central, and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

 

Updates  

Nancy Reccio/Nancy Liddle -FMS Workforce Solutions/PIC:  

·         National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) testing will be held in Amsterdam on 12/19/12 and in Cobleskill on 12/14/12 and on 12/27/12.  NWRC is a group of tests, measuring math, reading and listening, and situational judgment skills, designed to determine if job seekers have the skills they need for entry level positions and to be competitive in the workforce.  Job seekers who earn the NWRC will have a national, transferable certification of skills and knowledge for entry-level jobs such as non-supervisory, non-managerial and non-professional positions. Literacy Zone has assisted with tutoring. Contact Maria Young in Amsterdam at 518-842-3676, ext 3016 or Franca Ciro in Cobleskill at 518-234-4254, ext 3023.

·         Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties Workforce Development Board along with the other Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards have been awarded a federal Workforce Innovation Fund grant (Steps Up To STEM) to address the region’s STEM skills work shortage. STEM stands for a cluster of careers that utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills.  STEM can be any field or career that creates, discovers or applies new STEM knowledge to make life better for all. STEM careers are cutting edge, profitable, beneficial, and in demand.  Through Steps up To STEM, we can help equip our region’s workers with the skills they need for the jobs of the new economy while equipping local businesses with a highly skilled workforce. For example, the steps could include classroom training step 1 and On the Job Training Step 2. The employer must guarantee the trainee will receive an increase in salary once training is completed.

·         CVS stores in Johnstown, Gloversville and Cobleskill are hiring for several different positions. Applicants should apply online.

·         McDonalds in Cobleskill and Amsterdam are hiring restaurant crew staff. Apply online.

·         Citizens Bank in Broadalbin is hiring a full time teller. Interested candidates should go online to apply. Applicants must pass their online assessment as part of the application process.

·         Frontier Communications Corporation is hiring a Senior Network Planning Engineer, an Account Executive, a Senior Network Planning Engineer and a Sales/ Service Specialist.  See the Job Bank for application information.

·         Schoharie County Substance Abuse is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Please send resume and cover letter including the job order number NY1042663 to: nliddle@fmsworkforcesolutions.org.

·         Visiting Nurses in Johnstown/Cobleskill is holding a PCA (Personal Care Aide) course in their Johnstown office from January 14 through January 25, 2012 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  There is no fee for this course. Please have candidates contact VNA at 518-234-4516 if they are interested.

 Laurie Bargstedt/HFM BOCES: 

 

·       GED Exams will be given on 12/17/12 and 12/19/12 – they accept individuals until classes are filled to capacity.   GED testing and guidelines change in January 2014.

·      Community based and jail based programs are available to get people back into the workforce.

 

Geri Walsh /Rehabilitation Initiatives, LLC: 

·      They have grant funding/incentives for the Ticket to Work program to assist Social Security (SSI or SSD) recipients in finding employment with the goal of self sufficiency – will follow up for four yearsThere are 3 representatives in the Capital Region who work throughout 11 counties (the Greater Capital Region).

 

         Pat Coffey /ARC: 

·     Works in the supportive employment program at ARC in Schoharie. He is working closely with the student transition program at area high schools. Placements have been slow. Some students were recently placed at Kintz Plastics, Apple Barrel, SUNY Cobleskill and Dunkin Donuts. He is finding that individuals with disabilities are very willing to work but some employers are hesitant. Hannaford and Price Chopper have been very welcoming.

 

 Pam Bouchoux / Employment Resources:

·    Very busy looking for jobs for customers. Some of their customers are working at Lexington Center under the Title V program.

 

 Tanya Grant / RCIL:

·      Works with individuals with disabilities and obtains referrals from ACCES VR.

 

 Lydia Wood/RCIL:

·         Works with individuals with disabilities. RCIL does the job developing for ACCES VR consumers. Wal-Mart Distribution center is hiring. Recently had a consumer placed at Price Chopper in Amsterdam.

 

 Brooke Van Genderen/HFM:

·         Orientation starts in January and is a two-day process.  1st and 2nd week.

 

 

Diane Acquilla/Employment Resources:

·         This was her first meeting as she is new to the group.

 

 Angela Meola /HFM BOCES/Literacy Zone:

·      Contact Angelia if you want to be added to their Literacy Zone email distribution list.

 

Christie Crawford /FMCC:

·      Last day for spring enrollment at FMCC is scheduled for 2/22/13.

·      Fall enrollment is down from prior years; Spring semester enrollment is the same.

·      Raiders Cove is scheduled to open soon – FMCC’s new sports bar without alcohol.

·      Additional housing on campus accommodates up to 300.

·      CNA Training –slots still available for February to April.

Andrea Scribner/FMCC:

·         Working on a career night with Global Foundries for the end of March, details to follow. Please remind employers that the Spring Job Fair at FMCC will be held on April 17, 2013.

 

Jen Swart / FMS Workforce Solutions/WIA Youth Coordinator:  

·         The GED program for Youth has been very busy servicing youth, ages 16-21, with continuous recruitment.  Resume writing assistance is also available to youth. If you have youth interested in GED classes, please contact Peggy Dillenbeck for Fulton County at 518-842-3676 ext 3023, Carla Decker for Schoharie County at 518-234-4254 ext 3012 and Jen Swart for Montgomery County at 518-842-3676 ext 3022.

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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 Business Services Consortium                                                                      October 9, 2012

  

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio 

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Laurie Bargstedt, Pam Bouchoux, Christie Crawford, Angela Meola, Jen Swart, Geri Walsh, Ashley Walton, Andrea Scribner, Jason Peryea 

 

Job Developers Tour 

The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources. 

 

Job Orders 

Job Orders are on NYS State’s job bank, Job Central, and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

 

Updates  

Nancy Reccio/Nancy Liddle -FMS Workforce Solutions/PIC:  

·         National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) testing will be held in Amsterdam on 10/17/12 and on 10/18/12.  NWRC is a group of tests, measuring math, reading and listening, and situational judgment skills, designed to determine if job seekers have the skills they need for entry level positions and to be competitive in the workforce.  Job seekers who earn the NWRC will have a national, transferable certification of skills and knowledge for entry-level jobs such as non-supervisory, non-managerial and non-professional positions.

·         CVS in Gloversville is hiring for several different positions. See job orders for details. Beauty Advisor-JC 6509930, Photo Lab Processor- JC10851, Merchandiser-JC6510618,Customer Service-JC6507684, Pharmacy Technician- JC650740

·         Waste Management in Johnstown is hiring an Environmental Technician. See job order #JC6485600  

·         Pizza Hut in Johnstown has several openings. See job orders: Server Job –JC6575943,Assistant General Manager-JC6555442, Manager –JC6555389, Driver-JC6575952, Team member-JC6555691

·         Sharon Springs garage is hiring a FT Parts Person-NY1036359 and FT Mechanic-NY1036380.

·         McCarthy Tire in Cobleskill has openings for a FT Auto Tech-NY1035957 and FT Laborer-NY1035955.

·         Key Bank in Cobleskill is hiring a FT Teller- NY1037518

·         NBT Bank in Schoharie is hiring a FT Teller –NY1036448

·         New Businesses-Big Lots in Palatine Bridge, Maurice’s in Amsterdam and Panera Bread in Amsterdam. Caverns Palace in Howes Cave and Dollar General in Middleburgh.

·         Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce Business Festival was held on October 3, 2012 at the Best Western in Cobleskill. 35 businesses participated.  

·         Fulton County Business Expo was held on 9/20/12 at the Moose Lodge in Johnstown and was well attended by businesses and the public.

·         Training funds (NEG OJT and CRT) are now available for Dislocated Workers. Additional funding for economically disadvantaged (income eligible) will be available soon.  

·         There will be a Meet the Employer on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:00am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center. This event will be presented by Citizens Bank/Vanessa Lasnick.

·         We will be assisting with Re Employ 2012 -Governor Cuomo’s recently announced initiative to combat long-term unemployment in New York State. Re-Employ 2012 is an effort to connect people to jobs, especially those individuals who have received 27 or more weeks of unemployment insurance. The Mobile Re-employment Response Team from the New York State Department of Labor will hold events in Minden and in Johnstown. Services that will be provided are re-employment services, including resume reviews, interviewing tips, skills matching, tailored job leads, and information about training opportunities. The Mobile Re-employment Response Team travels to areas that have the highest rates of long-term unemployment. Events will be held at public libraries, schools and community centers.

 Laurie Bargstedt/HFM BOCES: 

 

·       GED Exams will be given on 10/30/12 and 10/31/12.  There are no fees and will be offered again on 12/17 and 12/19/12 – they accept individuals until classes are filled to capacity.   GED testing and guidelines change in January 2014. 

·        Capital Region BOCES is holding GED classes in Cobleskill at the St. Josephs Church.

·         NYS Board of Regents is looking at alternative methods to get high school certifications. (National External Degree Program/24 college credits)

Geri Walsh /Rehabilitation Initiatives, LLC: 

·         Geri has been working with ACCES-VR.

·         They have grant funding/incentives for the Ticket To Work program to assist Social Security (SSI or SSD) recipients in finding employment.

·         Also responsible for benefits counseling.  

 Ashley Walton /Employment Resources: 

·         Employment Resources has been securing contracts for a 3rd mobile work/cleaning crew. ·         They have a mobile work crew that is doing office cleaning and will be adding 2 mobile work crews. If you know of any businesses that may be interested in cleaning services, contact Ashley.

·         Gala was held last week and The Leader Herald was Employer of the Year.

·         Purchased 2 shredders last week that will offer more employment opportunities.

 

 Pam Bouchoux / Employment Resources:

·         Very busy looking for jobs for customers. Some of their customers are working at Lexington Center under the Title V program.

 

 Angela Meola /HFM BOCES/Literacy Zone:

·         GED Orientation 10/17/12 and 10/19/12 from 12pm to 3pm.

·         Advised that the Prevention Council is open to workshop presentations.

 Jason Peryea /ACCES –VR:

 

·         ACCES VR no longer has a secretary, please be patient when calling.

Christie Crawford /FMCC:

·         Open House will be held on 10/20/12 with 30 minute informational sessions.

·         Registration for the Winter and Spring sessions begins 10/22/12. 

·         CNA training with NYSDOL Grant information sessions are being held will be held by FMCC at their RiverFront location.

Andrea Scribner/FMCC:

·         A tentative date has been scheduled for the Spring Job Fair at FMCC – April 17, 2013.

Jen Swart / FMS Workforce Solutions/PIC Youth:  

·         Summer Youth Employment Program ended on August 17, 2012. The program placed 48 youth in Montgomery County, 46 in Fulton County, and 42 in Schoharie County.   The GED program for Youth has been very busy.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

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Business Services Consortium                                                                      August 14, 2012

  

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Patrick Coffey, Laurie Bargstedt, Beverly Bush, Theresa

Da-Biere-Craig, Melissa Melucci, Joseph Schifano, Jen Swart, Ashley Walton 

Job Developers Tour 

The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources. 

Job Orders 

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.  

Updates  

Nancy Reccio/Nancy Liddle -FMS Workforce Solutions/PIC:  

·         RCIL onsite recruitment scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 10 am – 2 pm. Current openings are Community Rehabilitation Staff and Administrative Assistant. 

·         NTI Global is hiring:

-Job order # NY1032037 -5 Experienced Plastic Extrusion Operators needed at NTI Global, Inc. in Amsterdam, NY. 1st shift 8 am - 4:45 pm, 2nd shift 2 pm - 1:30 am, and 3rd shift 12 am - 8 am; Monday through Friday.  Salary range:  $12.50 - $13.50/hr. Qualified applicants can submit resume and references by email to:  Asmida@ntiglobal. 

-Job Order # NY1032034 Part time Human Resources Clerk needed at NTI Global, Inc. in Amsterdam, NY. Qualified applicants can submit resume and references by email to:  Asmida@ntiglobal. 

·         Keymark Corporation in Fonda is hiring: 

-Job Order # NY1031928  PC Support Specialist needed. Position is immediate and duties are to provide technical support and training to end users and perform hardware diagnostics, installation, and repair on IT related systems such as computers, printers, and phones, etc.  This position requires a two year IT degree.  Candidates must have a good understanding of Windows XP and Windows 7, LAN/WAN/Network system configurations, internet, and e-mail.  Must have experience in the use of MS Office, working with wireless access points and network printers.  A working knowledge of tablets, smart phones, and other specialized technologies is advantageous.  Must work well as a team member and independently, be customer service-oriented, be adaptable to change, and willing to learn.  Must be able to move equipment up to 50 pounds and carry a company cell phone for off hour emergencies. 

·         Tech Career Expo will be held on September 10, 2012 from 2pm-7pm.Exhibitors includes: Global Foundries, Schenectady Community College, CDPHP and many more.  

·         Keymark has new Human Resources manager- Keith Gros.  Robert Rivenburgh has retired. 

·         Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce Business Festival 2012 will be held on October 3, 2012 at the Best Western in Cobleskill.  

·         Fulton County Business Expo will be held on 9/20/12 at the Moose Lodge in Johnstown. 

·         Ferrellgas in Johnstown is hiring full and part time drivers. 

·         Target Retail in Glenville is having a job fair on 8/18, 8/19 and 8/20  

·         Training funds (OJT and CRT) are now available for Dislocated Workers. Additional funding for economically disadvantaged (income eligible) will be available in mid-October.  

Pat Coffey / ARC: 

·         Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce Business Festival 2012 will be held on October 3, 2012 at the Best Western in Cobleskill – is expected to be larger than previous years.  

·         Work tryouts have been successful the past few months.  

Laurie Bargstedt/HFM BOCES: 

·         Literacy for adults offered. GED offered and filled to capacity each month, GED testing and guidelines change in January. 

·         English as a Second Language Training is available along with workforce readiness. 

·         If anyone knows of any Employer that wants to go on campus and speak to students about potential jobs they should contact Laurie. 

·         All programs are free, grant funded until 6/30/13. 

Theresa Dabiere-Craig /FMCC: 

·         Classes begin on September 5.  Christie Crawford has information re: their Jumpstart Program.

·         FMCC will be having an Open House in October. Andrea Scribner is the new Employment contact. Their Health Grant through the Reinvestment Act is coming to an end.  Their last round of CNA training will be the end of October. 

·         Currently offering Manager/Supervisor training, time management, coaching, age diversity, leadership, teambuilding, and more. 

·         Will be working with SUNY Albany with grant training where the employer pays 25% towards the training in areas of management, computers, industrial electrical specialists.  Employers need to submit a letter regarding their training needs. 

·         FMCC will be offering space for employers to come onsite and discuss their job openings and requirements. 

Joe Schifano /ACCES VR: 

·         Joe has decided to remain with ACCES-VR and as a result more schools will be served going forward as there will be additional staff for support.  

 Ashley Walton /Employment Resources: 

·         Employment Resources are employment supportive services out of Lexington. They offer job coaching and create employment opportunities. 

·         Currently have a mobile work crew that is doing office cleaning and will be adding 2 mobile work crews. 

·         On the horizon, is a shredding business, starting in Lexington and will branch out from there.   

Jen Swart / FMS Workforce Solutions/PIC Youth:  

·         Our Summer Youth Employment Program began on July 9, 2012 and is ending on August 17, 2012. The program placed 48 youth in Montgomery County, 46 in Fulton County, and 42 in Schoharie County. 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

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 Business Services Consortium                                                                      June 12, 2012

 

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Patrick Coffey,  Laura Lander, Alyssa Talanker, Pam Bouchoux, Frank Vassi, Annette Cavallaro-Franks, Jennifer Swart, Tanya Grant, Sarah Gibson, Lydia Wood

 

Job Developers Tour

The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources.

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 ·       Capstone Logistics in Troy is hiring, must be able to lift 75 lbs. Salary in warehouse is $18.00 an hourplus benefits

 

Updates 

Nancy Reccio/FMS Workforce Solutions:

·        Albany Job Fair scheduled for 6/22/12

·         Power Pallet, Inc. will have openings soon and will be posting jobs with us.

·         A Vet Job Fair sponsored by FMCC and NYS DOL was held on the second floor of the Riverfront Center, outside of the Amsterdam Workforce  Solutions Center. 12 businesses and about 100 job seekers attended.

·        The Gloversville Workforce Solutions office has moved from 199 South Main Street in Gloversville to a smaller location at Glove City Commons, 43-47 North Main Street, Gloversville. The Glove City Commons location has GED services, a full service resource room, as well as job search and some individual appointments for adult and dislocated workers customers. Other services, such as Unemployment Insurance services, have been consolidated into the Amsterdam Center.

·         FMS will be partnering with the Johnstown and Gloversville Libraries as well as the Fulmont Community Action Agency to provide additional job search and career explorations sites.

 

·         FMS Workforce Solutions along with 3 other WIBs of the Greater Capital Region received a Workforce Innovation Fund Grant just under $3 million dollars to educate, inform and train individuals in STEM jobs (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math).  1 of 24 applicants received this award nationwide and our region is the only in NYS. The Greater Capital Region WIBs cover the 11 counties of Fulton, Montgomery,  Schoharie, Saratoga, Warren, Washing, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Columbia and  Greene.

Annette Cavallaro-Franks/ Employment Resources:

·         Recently visited Euphrates and discussed openings with Linda Frederick, HR.

 

Jen Swart

·         Summer Youth program has started. Youth should be on worksites in mid July. The number of youth targeted by county is Fulton County - 41, Montgomery County - 37, Schoharie County – 27.

 

Pat Coffey / ARC:

·          A Job Fair will be held soon at Six Flags in Lake George.

 

 

Alyssa Talanker / Workforce Development Institute:

·         Graduated 13 medical interpreters, working in the private sector.

·         Will be funding workers on how to speak Spanish.

 ·         Guardian House- received funding for a homeless shelter for Female Vets.

·         Capital Region Labor Breakfast- SALT presentation.

·         Legal interpreters training class starting in the Fall.

 

Tanya Grant / RCIL:

·         Recent placements at Lowes, Pizza Supreme and Express

 

Nancy Liddle/FMS Workforce Solutions:

·        Meet the Employer in Cobleskill will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00am and in Amsterdam on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00am. AT &T will be presenting in Cobleskill and Express Employment Professionals will be presenting in Amsterdam.

·        The Cobleskill Workforce Solutions Center has been assisting DOL with screening candidates for Schoharie Creek Clean Up. After screening process is completed, applications are sent to the Schoharie County Soil and Water office for potential interview.

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

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 Business Services Consortium                                                                      June 12, 2012

 

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Patrick Coffey,  Laura Lander, Alyssa Talanker, Pam Bouchoux, Frank Vassi, Annette Cavallaro-Franks, Jennifer Swart, Tanya Grant, Sarah Gibson, Lydia Wood

 

Job Developers Tour

The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources.

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 ·       Capstone Logistics in Troy is hiring, must be able to lift 75 lbs. Salary in warehouse is $18.00 an hour plus benefits

 

Updates 

Nancy Reccio/FMS Workforce Solutions:

·        Albany Job Fair scheduled for 6/22/12

·         Power Pallet, Inc. will have openings soon and will be posting jobs with us.

·         A Vet Job Fair sponsored by FMCC and NYS DOL was held on the second floor of the Riverfront Center, outside of the Amsterdam Workforce  Solutions Center. 12 businesses and about 100 job seekers attended.

·        The Gloversville Workforce Solutions office has moved from 199 South Main Street in Gloversville to a smaller location at Glove City Commons, 43-47 North Main Street, Gloversville. The Glove City Commons location has GED services, a full service resource room, as well as job search and some individual appointments for adult and dislocated workers customers. Other services, such as Unemployment Insurance services, have been consolidated into the Amsterdam Center.

·         FMS will be partnering with the Johnstown and Gloversville Libraries as well as the Fulmont Community Action Agency to provide additional job search and career explorations sites.  

·         FMS Workforce Solutions along with 3 other WIBs of the Greater Capital Region received a Workforce Innovation Fund Grant just under $3 million dollars to educate, inform and train individuals in STEM jobs (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math).  1 of 24 applicants received this award nationwide and our region is the only in NYS. The Greater Capital Region WIBs cover the 11 counties of Fulton, Montgomery,  Schoharie, Saratoga, Warren, Washing, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Columbia and  Greene.

Annette Cavallaro-Franks/ Employment Resources:

·         Recently visited Euphrates and discussed openings with Linda Frederick, HR.

 

Jen Swart

·         Summer Youth program has started. Youth should be on worksites in mid July. The number of youth targeted by county is Fulton County - 41, Montgomery County - 37, Schoharie County – 27. 

Pat Coffey / ARC:

·          A Job Fair will be held soon at Six Flags in Lake George. 

 

Alyssa Talanker / Workforce Development Institute:

·         Graduated 13 medical interpreters, working in the private sector.

·         Will be funding workers on how to speak Spanish.

 ·         Guardian House- received funding for a homeless shelter for Female Vets.

·         Capital Region Labor Breakfast- SALT presentation.

·         Legal interpreters training class starting in the Fall.

 

Tanya Grant / RCIL:

·         Recent placements at Lowes, Pizza Supreme and Express

 

Nancy Liddle/FMS Workforce Solutions:

·        Meet the Employer in Cobleskill will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00am and in Amsterdam on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00am. AT &T will be presenting in Cobleskill and Express Employment Professionals will be presenting in Amsterdam.

·        The Cobleskill Workforce Solutions Center has been assisting DOL with screening candidates for Schoharie Creek Clean Up. After screening process is completed, applications are sent to the Schoharie County Soil and Water office for potential interview.

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                      April 10, 2012

 

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Maria Abraham, Beverly Bush, Patrick Coffey, Connie Glover,  Laura Lander, Alyssa Talanker, Pam Bouchoux, Sara Giblin, Michelle Rivera

 

Job Developers Tour

The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources.

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 

Updates 

Nancy Reccio/FMS Workforce Solutions:

·         Noteworthy, Amsterdam, located corner of Prospect & Church sold their Awards Division to a company from Canada, BCH Unique.

·         A bottling company called 99 Creek Associates acquired the old LaSalle Lab Building but have heard no plans as yet.

·         Power Pallet, Inc. will have openings soon and will be posting jobs with us.

·         A Job Fair sponsored by FMCC, FMS Workforce Solutions, Fulton and Montgomery Counties Chambers of Commerce was held on April 11 at FMCC. 56 businesses/employers attended and over 500 job seekers. (numbers of employers and job seekers updated after the meeting)

·         New job order for Fulton County in Perth: must be bondable, smoke-free environment, invoice QuickBooks, Customer Service. 2 years experience, $9.50-12.50 per hour.

·         The Gloversville Workforce Solutions office is moving from its current location on South Main Street to a smaller office at Glove City Commons. The Glove City Commons location will house GED services as well as some job search and individual appointments for adult customers. Other services will be consolidated into the Amsterdam Center. FMS will be partnering with the Johnstown and Gloversville Libraries as well as the Fulmont Community Action Agency to provide additional job search and career explorations sites.   

 

Pam Bouchoux/ Employment Resources:

·         Tom Guiffre set up a partnership with Express Pros. which works with businesses and is setting up placements for work study programs with kids in their last year of school.

·         Employment Resources has been placing people at the Holiday Inn –  including a full time cook


 

 

Pat Coffey / ARC:

·         Best Western in Cobleskill– One of the ARC’s Culinary Arts students working with there doing dishes, grill, making desserts 10-30 hours per week.

·         A Job Fair will be held soon at Six Flags in Lake George.

 

Laura Lander / FMCC:

·         Christie Crawford will be holding evening informational sessions.

·         Sign up for Healthcare Program: must live in FMS, currently receiving UI or Extended UI

·         Health Grant (2/28/13) – Start referring people to CNA School

·         RN Supervisory Course – if already an RN & want to be an RN Supervisor there is funding available

 

Alyssa Talanker / Workforce Development Institute:

·         Her budget process is completed. There will be a large conference on Women & Work (150 people) focusing on women, childcare, single moms, disabled veterans, immigrants and how hard it is for them to find employment; only 11% get jobs

·         Working with low wage women’s groups to find out what their interests are

·         MAMI Utica – Multicultural Interpreters need healthcare jobs

·         Trades – learning to speak Spanish is in demand.

·         Employers that need skills training should contact Alyssa.

 

Sara Giblin / RCIL Employment Division:

·         Has visited Adirondack Harley Davidson in Perth which opened last year. 

 

Maria Abraham / NYS DOL:

·         Walter Edward Museum – 2 openings, (1) Laborer (cleaning/photography/packing) must be Dislocated Worker; (1) Bookkeeper (QuickBooks, filing, data entry) $10/hr f/t

 

Nancy Liddle/FMS Workforce Solutions:

·         Fire Mark Insurance in Cobleskill needs a Customer Service Representative, willing to train.

·         Howe Caverns – Job fair was very successful, several new attractions this year

·         Meet the Employer in Cobleskill will be on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 1:00pm and in Amsterdam on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:00am. Lowes will be presenting at both locations.

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                      February 14, 2012

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Beverly Bush, Christie Crawford, Tom Guiffre, Brooke Van Genderen, Angela Meola, Frank Vassi

 

Job Developers Tour

 The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month and are set up through Employment Resources.

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are available in our counties and in NYS can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 

Goal: To share ideas, job leads, business updates and other workforce related news.

 

Main Objective: To gain knowledge and understanding of participant agencies. Networking, Information sharing and to gain job leads.  The group decided it would be beneficial to have a shared contact list for all members. 

 

Updates 

Tom Guiffre-Beverly Bush/ACCES VR:

ACCES VR is expanding resources, one stop matching, working with Express temp. In addition, coordinating with other state partners, work study options for students are being developed. Literacy Zone does employment prep; resume writing 

Ideas for future meetings: Share profiles of businesses, have virtual tours, bring in speakers. Post agenda prior to meeting. 

Nancy Reccio/FMS Workforce Solutions:

Nancy will forward the list of all open job orders listed on the NYS DOL Job Bank each week.   

Midwest Fasteners, Walter Soltys is the manager in charge of the distribution center at the former Callaway Golf building. Andy Devries is the controller of the operation.  Currently they are hiring through Snelling at $8.00ph. Current job openings are box folders and warehouse workers. 

TJ Max is building next to Romanos. 

The Harva Company in Schoharie was heavily impacted by Irene. Currently back in building and starting to hire. 

Kintz Plastics is hiring. OJTs are in process with FMS. Contract for the manufacture of commercial freezers was formerly in China and has now returned. 

Mohawk Cabinets at Universal is expanding. Currently, they are repairing freezers from Mexico that were previously manufactured at Hussmann. Production assembler may be needed. No listing as yet.  Will keep Consortium informed.   

NWRC National Work Readiness Credential is given the 3rd Wednesday and Thursday in Gloversville and the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Friday in Cobleskill. This credential checks math, reading, active listening, and situational judgment.  Participants must obtain a 70% grade in all areas to pass.  

A question was asked regarding the NYS DOL 599 program which (once certified) waives the requirement to job search while in school and still be able to collect UI. 

Nancy Liddle/FMS Workforce Solutions:

Meet the Employer, formally The Business Connection, will be hosted by River Ridge Living Center in the Amsterdam office today at 1 pm. Room is still available. 

SCCAP is hiring a part time outreach assistant. Candidates must have excellent computer skills. 

Howe Caverns job fair will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9am to 1pm.  Currently job orders posted for all positions on the Job Bank. 

Discussion in Schoharie County regarding potential of a Brewery, Aldi’s, and Dollar General coming to the area. 

An Outpatient Eye Surgery Center is in discussion for the Amsterdam area. Kwiat applied for grant to build a Surgical Center in Amsterdam. Kwiat recently hired a surgical coordinator and has been working with FMS on OJTs. 

Brooke VanGenderen and Angela Meola/HFM BOCES (Gloversville and Amsterdam Literacy Zones)

Brooke and Andrea are new to the group and feel it would be helpful to be more aware of what services are available in our area and to share information about their agency’s services also.  Brooke is working out of the Literacy Zone office at the Gloversville Commons and Angela out of the Amsterdam Riverfront Center.   

Christie Crawford/FMCC

FMCC job fair will be held on April 11, 2012 from 2pm to 5pm at FMCC. Remind job seekers to attend between 3:30 pm and 4:00pm to ensure that there is more opportunity to speak to employers. 

Frank Vassi/OTDA

Frank shared a list of job leads with everyone.   

Additional updates

Hill and Markes, Karen Helms is very receptive to working with the community. They are currently utilizing FMCC’s internship programs and the FMS WIA OJT program.  She is willing to give tours and work with other businesses /job seekers. 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 9:00 am in the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

Business Services Consortium                                                                     June 14, 2011

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Becky White, Maggie Plant,  Patrick Coffey,  Ashley Walton, Maria Abraham, Ann Marie Hutchison, Judy Jackson, Dottie Piurek, Joseph Schifano, Frank Vassi, Angelica Premo

 

Job Developers Tour

 The group recently had a tour at Marck Recycling in Johnstown, N.Y. Job Developers Tours are usually held the first Friday of each month.

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are discussed today can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 

Schoharie County

·         NBT Bank of  Schoharie is hiring a Financial Consultant, Job Order NY0983049
 

·         KCM Landscaping is hiring part time laborers.  Job Order NY0982700
 

·         Sharon Springs Manor Adult Home is hiring part time resident aide floater.  Job Order NY0981649.
 

·         Parrot House is hiring the following: chef, wait staff and short order cook. 

 

Montgomery County

·         River Ridge is hiring CNA’s, RN’s and LPN’s, Job Order NY0969520, NY0966385.

·         Target DC is hiring seasonal and permanent Warehouse Workers, Job Orders NY0982038 and NY0981911

Fulton County

·         Samco LLC in Gloversville is hiring 10 sewing machine operators, Job Order NY0982992

·         Sessions Hair & Day Spa in Gloversville is hiring a Licensed Hairdresser, Job Order NY0982808

·         Wal-Mart DC in Johnstown is hiring 7 Order Fillers, Job Order NY0982467

·         Benjamin Moore in Johnstown is hiring 1 Shipper/Receiver, Job Order JC5262318; 1 Shader, Job Order JC5301272; 1 Assistant Leader Person, Job Order JC5301264; and 1 Paint Filtrator, Job Order JC5262319

·         Blasper Publishing in Gloversville is hiring 2 Sales Representatives, Job Order NY0981482

·         Coast Distribution in Johnstown is hiring a summer Warehouse Worker, Job Order NY0983121

·         Coremark in Johnstown is hiring 1 Deliver Driver, Job Order NY0980294

·         Eagle Chevrolet in Johnstown is hiring 2 pt cashier/clerical workers, Job Order NY0983223

·         Eaton Trucking in Johnstown is hiring 3 Truck Drivers, Job Order NY0978422

·         Frasier General Contractors in Northville is hiring 2 Dump Truck Drivers, Job Order NY0980712

 

Updates

Nancy Reccio discussed the Veterans job fair that was held on June 8, 2011. There were 174 job seekers (65 vets) and 6 service agencies in attendance.

All three of our Workforce Solutions Centers are currently offering the National Work Readiness program. 

 

 

Nancy Reccio discussed the training initiatives that are in progress for On–the-Job Training. NEG/OJT funding is targeting the long term unemployed (27+ weeks of UI) and offers 50-90% gross wage reimbursements during the training period.

 

Nancy Liddle advised the group of the current activities in Schoharie County.

 

Becky White, FC OFA, indicated that her office needs host agencies in maintenance and clerical.  She indicated that her office needs 1 PT driver. Interested candidates must have a CDL license and apply at the OFA. The Title V program is for 55 and older, 125% poverty level income eligibility guidelines and reimburses up to 20 hours.

 

Dottie Piurek, Project Lift, stated they have undergone funding cuts and now have only one instructor in the Schenectady office and one in Fulton County.  They have a new 4-week Project Lift program beginning on 9/20/11.

 

Joe Schifano, ACCES-VR, stated that their classroom training funding assistance to customers will remain the same.

 

Ashley Walton indicated that job placements have been increasing, with a job coach and job developer recently hired.

 

Pat Coffey indicated that OPW-Internship has seen an increase on placements. Waiting on summer funding, working with STEP kids-ARC provides job OPW, ARC provides the ancillaries services. He is currently working with four individuals that have been placed. 

 

Anne Marie Hutchinson indicated that she was waiting decision from the State  on the  Summer Jobs Express grant which may potentially employ 300 youth ages 14-20 in the three counties. We are currently accepting names for the program.

 

Frank Vassi indicated that Stewarts on Fulton Street in Gloversville is hiring and the Holiday Inn in Johnstown is hiring.

 

Judy Jackson indicated that their employment is up 11% from last year.

 

 

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                      February 8, 2011

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:    Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Becky White, Maggie Plant, Beverly Bush, Jared Hammond, Patrick Coffey, Pat Studenroth, Ashley Walton, Sharon Jenkins

 

Job Developers Tour

 The next job developer’s tour has not yet been scheduled. Job Developers Tours are usually the first Friday of each month.

 

Job Orders

Job Orders are on Job Central and additional information on the jobs that are discussed today can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs.

 

Schoharie County
 

       Donna Lavigne Agency in Cobleskill is hiring a FT office assistant clerk, Job Order   
   

       Mc Donald’s in Cobleskill is hiring crew staff, Job Order NY0967882
 

                   Sharon Springs Manor Adult Home is hiring part timer cook, Job Order NY0962036

 

Montgomery County

River Ridge is hiring CNA’s, RN’s and LPN’s, Job Order NY0969520, NY0966385.

Mt Loretto  is hiring CNA’s, RN’s and LPN’s, Job Order NY0967142, NY0967152,NY0967203

 Palatine Nursing Home is hiring CNA’s, RN’s and LPN’s, Job Order NY0966431, NY0966428, NY0966397

 Home Depot is hiring for Associates, Cashier and Sales, Job Order JC5071972, JC5071659, JC5071639

 FMS Private Industry Council is hiring a Workforce Advisor for the Amsterdam office, Job Order NY0969489.

  

Fulton County

Wal Mart Distribution Center is hiring Supervisors, must have 1 year experience. Job Order  NY0969496

 Exel, Inc. is hiring Full time Operations Supervisor in Johnstown. Job Order NY0969730

Updates

Nancy Reccio discussed the MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Certificate. Two local BOCES are sponsoring a certificate program for Certified Production Technicians (CPT). She explained that the course runs from  2/28/11-5/26/11 from 5:30pm-8:30pm and is held at Capital Region BOCES in Albany and WSWHE BOCES Saratoga. Contact Linda Ernest at 518-581-3555 or at lernst@aswheboces.org for more details.

 

The FMCC Job fair is scheduled for April 20, 2011 from 2-5 pm. More information to follow.

 

Nancy Reccio discussed the training initiatives that are in progress for On–the-Job Training. NEG/OJT funding is targeting the long term unemployed (27+ weeks of UI) and offers 50-90% gross wage reimbursements during the training period.

 

Nancy Liddle advised the group of the current activities in Schoharie County.

Maggie Plant, RCIL, indicated that the tour at Taylor Made went well. They are hiring a new group in February. $9.28 per hour to start and after 90 days, there will be a review. They indicated that Taylor Made gives job seekers a fresh start. Jared Hammond just recently started with Employment Resources and had no updates.

 

Becky White, FC OFA, indicated that her office needs host agencies. She recently had two placements with DSS and the school. She has a man in Northville looking for 20 hours per week. His skills are in auto mechanics/handyman. The Title V program is for 55 and older, 125% poverty level income eligibility guidelines.

 

Beverly Bush indicated that Lexington is looking for a part time driver. Must have CDL & P endorsement.

 

Ashley Walton indicated that jobs and interviews are picking up in the past few weeks.

 

Pat Coffey indicated that OPW-Internship has seen an increase. OPW, ARC provides the ancillaries services. He is currently working with three individuals. 

 

Pat Studenroth wanted to recognize Maggie Plant, who is new in her position, for her hard work and ability to motivate and assist customers in securing placements. She indicated that she was not aware of any job leads.

  

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

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Business Services Consortium                                                                     December 14, 2010

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:   Joe Banco, Connie Glover, Penny Hill, Ann Marie Hutchinson, Nancy Liddle, Christine Matuk- Lockwood, Nancy Reccio, Becky White, Maggie Plant, Diane Bellinger, Katie Ramirez

 

Job Developers Tour

The job developer’s tour was held on Friday, 11/4/10, at Somerset Industries. The next tour will be scheduled at a later date.

 

Job Orders

NYS Department of Labor has started up their new job bank – it is called JobCentral and can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs. One of the new benefits is that businesses that have their job openings already posted on their own website can go into Job Central and authorize the Job Bank to automatically pull their openings onto the DOL Job Bank.  You can search by zip code and/or key words to expedite your search.

   

Schoharie County

        ·            Rite Aid in Cobleskill is hiring Assistant Store Manager. Job Order JC0386515

                        ·           Beckley & Quirini has two openings:

                                Receptionist, Job Order NY0963934

                        Tax Preparer, Job Order NY0963943

        ·       Sharon Springs Manor Adult Home is hiring a part time cook, Job Order NY0962036 and a     
      part time Resident floater for weekends and holidays. Job Order NY0962024

·         Fingerlakes Construction Company is hiring skilled Carpenters. Job Order NY0960416.

Montgomery County

·         River Ridge is hiring for a full time Accounts Receivable position. NY0964020.

        ·         Giant Solutions is hiring for a Field Service Representative position.
 

Fulton County

·         Ohm Laboratories is hiring a Maintenance Mechanic. Job Order NY0962151

·         Northern Architectural is hiring Assemblers. Job Order NY0962244

·         Carville National Leather is hiring 3 Drum Runners. Job Order NY0963392

·         St. Johnsville Nursing Home is hiring LPN’s and RN’s. Job Order NY0963755, NY0963752, NY0963710.

Updates

Nancy Reccio welcomed the new attendees. She explained that the group meets bimonthly and the purpose is informational updates, group and agency sharing, and networking. Each month there is a Job Developers Tour on the first Friday of the month. There will be a new schedule coming out soon for 2011.

 

Nancy Reccio discussed the training initiatives that are in progress for OJT-On the Job Training. NEG/OJT funding is targeting the long term unemployed (27+ weeks of UI).

 

 Nancy Liddle advised the group of the current activities in Schoharie County.

·         Howe Caverns, Howe’s Cave, New York is planning on expanding and adding an indoor water park and dinosaur exhibit.

·         Maranatha Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is expanding  and also relocating from Cobleskill  to  Richmondville, New York

·         Intelligent Fish purchased Guilford Mills in Cobleskill, New York. They will be raising salmon.

·         CVS in Cobleskill, New York will be opening in the 1st Q of 2011.

·          The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is building an office building in the Schoharie Business Park, Schoharie New York- the USDA office in Johnstown will be closing and relocating to Schoharie.

 

Anne Marie Hutchinson, FMS Workforce Solutions Center, mentioned that, due to funding cuts by the State, FMS will no longer have a Wage Subsidy program. The transitional program has been operating in Schoharie County since June. Plans are being developed for Montgomery and Fulton County. TANF eligible people may work up to 26 weeks performing clerical functions, Metrix, and/or GED during this time.

 

Maggie Plant, RCIL, indicated that there is a strong possibility for a tour at Taylor Made. She will be in touch with Nancy Reccio regarding further discussion about the tour.

 

Penny Hill reported that the Workforce Development Institute will be assisting with funding for a class for job development training. This training provides strategies to connect and promote people with barriers. There is a pre-apprentice class January 12, 2011 for construction in the Capital District region. Soft skills, math, and reading will be taught. There will be a class for lineman as 450 apprenticeships are needed. The class will be held in either Syracuse or Long Island. The training is for 2 months. The NYSERDA grant is offering funding assistance for classes in soft skills, math and English. Participants will also learn how to analyze homes to be more efficient.

 

Diane Bellinger and Katie Ramirez, RCIL, mentioned they just recently joined RCIL and had no updates.

 

Connie Glover, of VESID, indicated that they have funding for OJT too. They are encouraging tax credits and OJT. They do work tryouts as well.

 

Becky White, FC OFA, indicated that her office is busy with HEAP applications.  She has recently placed one of her customers into a permanent position thus has a slot opened in her Title V program.

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

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Business Service Consortium                                                                        October 12, 2010

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:   Joe Banco, Beverly Bush, Pat Coffey, Larry Finkle, David LaFleur, Diane Lashway, Nancy Liddle, Jason Peryea, Dottie Piurek, Nancy Reccio, Caroline Snell, Cindy Yacobucci, Sally Romano

 

Job Developers Tour

 The job developer’s tour was held on Friday, 10/4/10 at Bartyzel’s in Amsterdam. The next tour will be on 11/5/10 at Somerset/Hudson Dyeing.

    

Schoharie County

Kintz Plastics of Howes Cave is hiring for the following positions.

5AXIS Operator - Job Order NY0951504

Vacuum Thermoformer - Job Order NY0951312

CNC Operator- Job Order NY0951130

·         Visiting Nurses Home Care in Cobleskill is hiring PCA’s and HHA’s. Job Order NY0958385

·         Upstate Respite is hiring for a HHA’s/Respite. Job Order NY0960163.

·         Harva Company is hiring the following positions.

Shipping Worker-NY0952710

Assembly-NY0952709

·         NBT Bank is hiring for tellers at multiple locations. Job Order NY0959834,NY0959829

·         The Night Shift is hiring for PT cleaner. Job Order NY0959857

·         Cobleskill Regional hospital is hiring for multiple positions.

Remittance Clerk- NY0956299

Utilization Review Nurse-NY0956273

Staff Development Clinical Manager-NY0956263

Graduate Nurse-NY0956262

Laboratory Support Technician-NY0956283                                                                      

Patient Biller-NY0956285

 

Montgomery County

·         River Ridge is hiring for the following positions:

PT Activity Assistant Per Diem- Job Order NY0957827

Floor Maintenance Job Order NY0957751

Housekeeper Job Order NY0957799

RN Supervisor Job Order NY0958384

·         RCIL is hiring for the following positions.

CNA’s- Job Order NY0952534

PT/FT LPN’s- Job Order NY0952530          

 

Nancy Reccio mentioned that Target Distribution Center has requested that all of their paper applications should be shredded as they require job seekers to apply on line only.


Fulton County

·         Marck Industries is hiring an Office Manager. Job Order NY 0957514

·         Perrone Aerospace is hiring a part time Human Resource Assistant. Job Order NY0954426

·         Consumer Direct is hiring 2 PT Personal Care Aides for Mr. Squires. 2 shifts available.7AM-3PM and 3PM-11PM

Other

Job Orders

NYS Department of Labor has started up their new job bank – it is called JobCentral and can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs. One of the new benefits is that businesses that have their job openings already posted on their own website can go into Job Central and authorize the Job Bank to automatically pull their openings onto the DOL Job Bank. 

 

Updates

 

        

The    Schoharie County Health and Safety Fair/Agency Awareness Day was held on 9/23/10 at the Schoharie County Office building on Main Street in Schoharie.

 

The Montgomery County Business Expo was held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Riverfront Center Amsterdam from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

    

The Fulton County Business Expo and Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Johnstown Moose Lodge from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

        

         Pat Coffey, Schoharie County ARC, mentioned that a new business may be opening in Cobleskill, NY. Intelligent Fish, a start-up company, recently submitted an offer to purchase the Guilford Mills Plant, contingent upon access to adequate water and other utilities. There is the potential for 60 new employees. The business plans to work closely with SUNY Cobleskill, which has a fish farming program. More information to be shared at the next meeting.

 

Beverly Bush discussed the job developer’s tour at Bartyzel’s. She indicated that the company is accepting job applications for employees to recycle bottles and for drivers; however, they have no immediate openings.

 

Larry Finkle indicated that Experience Works is at full enrollment at this time.

 

Dave LaFleur, VESID, indicated that he is hiring a counselor.

 

Jason Peryea, VESID, stated that he is seeing an increase in placement.

 

Dottie Piurek, SCCAP/DHP, stated that her most recent Project Lift class just finished. Funding cuts have reduced the number of classes that they can offer.

 

Nancy Reccio, FMS Workforce Solutions Center, mentioned that, due to funding cuts by the State, FMS will no longer have a Wage Subsidy program.

 

Sally Romano, RCIL, mentioned that they are busy trying to do job placements and meet with employers.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

  

 

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Business Service Consortium                                                                        August 10, 2010

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Liddle

 

Attendees:   Nancy Liddle, Joe Banco, Beverly Bush, Pat Coffey, Ann Marie Hutchison, Jason Peryea, Stacey Wood, Dottie Piurek, Frank Vassi,  Christine Matuk-Lockwood, Sally Roman, Cindy Yocobuco, Caroline Snell, Kelly Jones, Joseph Schifano, Brittney Skiff, Jackie Stuart, Amy Valenti, Becky White

 

Job Developers Tour

 The job developer’s tour was held on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 9:00 am at Benjamin Moore.  Our next job developer’s tour has been organized by Christine Matuk- Lockwood. It will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:00am at Mt. Loretto Nursing Home.

New Job orders

    

Schoharie County

·            Kintz Plastics of Howes Cave is hiring the following positions.

Assembly Associates- Job Order NY0951715

 5AXIS Operator - Job Order NY0951504

Vacuum-Forming Machine Operator- Job Order NY0951312

CNC Operator- Job Order NY0951130

·          Visiting Nurses Home Care in Cobleskill is hiring PCA’s and HHA’s. Job Order NY0948798.

·           Schoharie County Child Development Council is hiring for a bus driver. Job Order NY0942756.

·           Schoharie County business is seeking an Operations Manager. Job Order NY0950756

·           Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC is hiring Event Specialists. Job Order NY0948967 Advantage Sales will be conducting onsite recruitment in the Cobleskill office on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

 

 

Montgomery County

·         Liberty Enterprises is hiring multiple positions:

Senior Rehabilitation Coordinator- Job Order NY0951883

Direct Support Professional- Job Order NY0951787

Chief Executive Officer- Job Order NY0951865

Residence Manager- Job Order NY0951652

Behavior Support Assistant- Job Order NY0951578

Corporate Compliance/QA project Coordinator- Job Order NY0951668

Residence Manager- Job Order NY0951652

Bus Driver-Job Order NY0951581

·            Mount Loretto Nursing Home is hiring RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s. Job orders-JC0082157,JC0082158,JC0077152

·            RCIL is hiring CNA’s, HHA’s and PCA’s. Job Order NY0945710           


Fulton County

·         Carville National Leather Corporation is hiring leather workers. Job Order JC0085029

·         Schrum Kitchen & Bath, Inc. is hiring a Carpenters Helper. Job Order JC0071573

·         Delaney Motorsports is hiring a PT Class A truck Driver. Job Order JC0061611

·         Frontier Communications Corporation is hiring an Engineering Manager. Job Order JC0032255

·         Robert Half Finance and Accounting is hiring a Quality Leader. Job Order JC0045854

·         GNC has openings for Manager Trainee -Job Order JC0033648, Assistant Manager -Job Order JC0033732, Store Manager-Job Order JC0033581 and Sales Associate –Job Order-JC0033924.

Other

·         Reminder to check for Civil Service exams, Fulton County has DMV and Legal Typist exams coming up soon.

Updates

 

       There will be a Business Connection today at 11:00am in the Amsterdam office. Amy McGrath, Human Resource Director of Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation will be the presenter.

        

         Advantage Sales and Marketing will be holding onsite recruitment in the Cobleskill office on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from on 12:00pm -4:00pm. (Job order NY0948967)

        

         Schoharie County Health and Safety Fair/Agency Awareness Day will be on Thursday 9/23/10 at the Schoharie County Office building on Main Street in Schoharie.

 

Montgomery County Business Expo will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Riverfront Center Amsterdam from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

    

Fulton County Business Expo and Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Johnstown Moose Lodge from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

        

         Beverly Bush mentioned that she attended the Benjamin Moore tour and found it very informative.

 

Brittney Skiff, SCAAP/DHP, stated that their next class starts on Monday, August 16, 2010.

 

Frank Vassi indicated that Washburn’s Dairy has 4 openings.

 

Pat Coffey indicated that they have had 3 placements in Cobleskill in the past month, Pizza Hut, Price Chopper and Mc Donald’s. The staff is doing well and the business response has been rewarding.

 

Becky White mentioned that she is working on the SCSE program which employs seniors age 55 and over that are on unemployment insurance or low income. In addition she is always looking for host agencies for the seniors. Contact Becky White directly for more information. bwhite@fulton.ny.us

 

Jackie Stuart indicated that RCIL is growing. Special thanks to VESID.

 

Dottie Piurek, SCAAP/DHP, stated that their Project Lift class is finishing on Friday, 8/13/10 and a new 4 week class is starting on 9/13/10. They assist their students with interviewing skills; resume writing and much more to ensure they are job ready.

 

Kelly Jones indicated that she finds employment of people with disabilities interesting. She has been going to businesses on cold calls.

 

Christine Matuk-Lockwood is confirming the tour at Mt. Loretto. She indicated that Ponderosa in Amsterdam is hiring. Smokers Choice in Johnstown is hiring full and part time.

 

Amy Valenti indicated that St. Mary’s of Amsterdam has several openings. Interested candidates should apply in person at St Mary’s Human Resources

 

Joe Banco indicated that he has been working with Fiberglass industries and has 7 people there.  

 

Ann Marie Hutchison advised that there is transitional employment available in Schoharie County. The employee is placed at a job site and the Employer has the obligation to hire them within 3 months. They are paid for 35 hours at $8.00 ph. 28 hours per work and 7 hours of training.  BeSTemp has changed the business name to “Express Professionals”. 

 

Nancy Reccio made attendees aware that NYS Department of Labor has started up their new job bank – it is called Job Central and can be found at:  www.laborny.jobs. One of the new benefits is that businesses that have their job openings already posted on their own website can go into JobCentral and authorize the Job Bank to automatically pull their openings onto the DOL Job Bank. 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 9:00am at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

  

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Business Service Consortium                                                                                                                                     June   8, 2010

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:   Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Patrick Coffey, Dottie Piurek, Frank Vassi, Ashley Walton, Beverly Bush, Ann Marie Hutchison, Pat Studenroth

 

Job Developers Tour

·         The job developer’s tour was held on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 9:00 am at Northern Architectural Systems. 

New Job orders

    

Schoharie County

·         NBT Bank is hiring at their Schoharie location. Job Order NY0943053.

·         Visiting Nurses Home Care in Cobleskill is hiring PCA’s and HHA’s. There is an immediate need for multiple positions. Job Order NY0943114.

·         Schoharie County Child Development Council is hiring for a bus driver. Job Order NY0942756.

·         Boreali’s in Howes Cave, Schoharie County is hiring a cook and bartender. Job Orders NY0943250, NY0943247.


Montgomery County

·         Perrone Aerospace is hiring an inspector. Job Order NY0944606.


Fulton County

·         Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc. is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Job Order NY0944303.

·         Coast Distribution, Johnstown, is hiring 1-2 PT warehouse workers. $8.00ph

·         Steve Miller is hiring an apprentice laborer. Operate heavy equipment, must be able to get to work sites.


Other

·         Solomon and Solomon, PC, Albany is hiring bilingual Customer Service Representatives. Job Order NY0942397

 

Updates

 

       Business Connections were held on May 20, 2010 in Schoharie County and on June 10, 2010 in Montgomery County. Matt Sweeney from Mesa Technical Associates, Inc., Cobleskill, New York presented at the Cobleskill office and Carol Constantino, Noteworthy, Inc., Amsterdam, New York   presented at the Amsterdam office. Valuable information was shared on completing job applications, interviewing techniques and what employers are looking for in job seekers.

        

         Business Services Representatives and Workforce Advisors attended an orientation for Advanced Manufacturing at the Watervliet Arsenal on Friday, June 4, 2010.  Company presentations were provided by Benet Laboratories, Solid Seal Technologies, Inc., and Vistec. Staff had the opportunity to visit a clean room and discuss the latest information on advanced manufacturing.

        

         Pat Coffey, Schoharie County ARC, mentioned the Schoharie County Business Festival will be at the Best Western in Cobleskill, N.Y. on June 9, 2010 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Hannaford in Duanesburgh is having a grand opening on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 7:00am.

 

Ashley Walton, FMS DPN, indicated she will be leaving FMS and starting at Employment Resources next week.

 

Pat Studenroth, VESID, indicated that she is seeing trends in placing people in jobs. There has been a decline of 16% in VESID applicant6s in the past 2 months.

 

Frank Vassi indicated that Advanced Auto in Johnstown was hiring salespeople.

 

Dottie Piurek, SCAAP/DHP, stated that their Project Lift class just finished on June 4, 2010. The next class is scheduled for August 2, 2010 and is a two week course.

 

Ann Marie Hutchison advised that there is transitional employment available in Schoharie County. The employee is placed at a job site and the Employer has the obligation to hire them within 3 months. They are paid for 35 hours at $8.00 ph. 28 hours per work and 7 hours of training.  Express Professionals, a staffing agency, may be locating in Gloversville.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 9:00am at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                                                                                           April 20, 2010

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:   Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Beverly Bush, Patrick Coffey, Connie Glover, Tom Guiffre, Penny Hill, Christine Matuk-Lockwood, Dottie Piurek, Michael Schanthel, Frank Vassi, Ashley Walton, Becky White, Stacey Wood

 

Job Developers Tour

·         The FGI job developer’s tour has been postponed until the Fall. A Job developers tour at Benjamin Moore & Co. has been scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am.

New Job orders

    

US Census is hiring for various positions in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie County.

Please see Job Orders#NY0925324, NY0927429 and NY0927567. Testing will continue during the month of April in Amsterdam on Friday at 10:00 am and in Cobleskill on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm. Interested candidates should call 1-866-861-2010 to reserve a seat for testing. Salary range is $9.25 -$15.00 per hour.

Taylor Made Systems has openings for the following positions:

                        Production Supervisor, Job Order NY0934155.

                        Customer Service Representative, Job Order NY0936918

                        Manufacturing Engineer, Job Order NY0937986

 

Carville National Leather Corporation is hiring production workers, Job order JE461127

BTS in Gloversville is hiring for Customer Service, Job Order NY0937792 and Technical Assembly. Job Order NY0937798.

NBT Bank is hiring at their Amsterdam and Cobleskill locations. Job Order NY0937454.

J’s Cleaning is hiring House Cleaners. Job Order NY0936489.

Schoharie County Child Development Council is hiring multiple positions. Job Orders NY0935813, NY0935924, NY0935966, NY0935952 and NY0935936.

PuroClean Services is hiring a Technician with experience. Job Order NY0939457 and a Trainee Technician, Job Order NY0939453.

 

Updates

 

         FMCC Job fair was very successful. There were 59 vendors and 505 registered job seekers. The feedback overall was positive with the exception of the room temperature.

 

         Business Service Reps. are in the process of scheduling Business Connections. Business Connections is a workshop that provides an opportunity for jobseekers to hear from local employers on what they are looking for in good employee job-keeping skills as well as how employers view the interviewing process, including how the jobseeker/applicant presents him or herself.

        

         Elevate America. There are vouchers from Microsoft available at our resource rooms for free online courses to enhance technology skills. Please have interested Employers/Employees contact any of our resource rooms for vouchers and additional information.

 

         Becky White, FC OFA indicated that they have partnered with VESID and that VESID will be another host agency. Medication management and disposal training will be held on 4/21/10 in Perth. They are involved in the “Making Streets Safe” program and will be at local intersections today.

 

           

         Pat Coffey, Schoharie County ARC, mentioned the Schoharie County Business Expo will be at the Best Western in Cobleskill, N.Y. on June 9, 2010 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

 

Penny Hill, Workforce Development Institute, indicated that Northern Architectural in Johnstown will eventually be hiring 50-70 people. Fownes is moving to Mayfield in the SLA building (former Patch Road, Coleco). She is going to Global Foundries today for a tour. Orbital Welder positions will be open in 2012.  WDI’s Pre-apprenticeship program for building trades/construction has 15-20 openings. The program is available to ages 18 and up and is for 8 weeks. WDI has 1.6 million to do Smart Grid training for all areas. There are training dollars available for Job Developer training. The application is online, 3-day intensive training, must be a 501C to qualify. There will be a 2 day construction job fair in Glenmont this week.

 Michael Schanthal, Employment Resources, indicated that  17 of the 40 agencies responded to remain in the Job Developer’s Network in 2010.  The schedule of who is responsible for scheduling the tours for 2010 was distributed.  The first Friday of the month is just a guideline; tours can be held on other days. Funding reductions of 20% have been made without any changes to services or people serviced.

 

Ashley Walton, FMS DPN, indicated that there will be a WEBINAR on May 12, 2010 from 3:00pm-4:30pm regarding National Training and Technical assistance for Workforce Partners. DPN funding ends on 6/30/10. NYSDOL has funds to support the program until the end of August.

 

Tom Guiffre, VESID, indicated that Kyle will be moving to the Albany office and that Jason Perriar will be replacing her.

 

Dottie Piurek, SCCAP/DHP, stated they have a class of 6 in progress. The next class is scheduled for May 12, 2010 and will run for 4 weeks. Alpin Haus is expanding and hiring 10-12 laborers in Clifton Park.

Christine Matuk-Lockwood, VESID, made the group aware of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that could qualify small businesses for a tax credit worth between 25%-35%.  A flyer was distributed regarding this tax credit.

Stacey Wood, WDI, indicated that she has been working on a grant, “Real Jobs NY”. This assists people with barriers such as mental illness, criminal records and transportation to attain better employment by enhancing their soft skills.


The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9:00am at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                                                            February 9, 2010                      

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:   Nancy Liddle, Nancy Reccio, Patrick Coffey, Connie Glover, Dottie Piurek, Frank Vassi, Ashley Walton, Becky White

 

Job Developers Tour

·         Discussion of potential businesses for the next job developer’s tour.

·         Nancy Reccio will follow up with Epimed International Inc. regarding a potential job developer’s tour

·         Nancy Reccio will follow up with Linda Frederick regarding potential job developer’s tour at Euphrates, Inc.

New Job orders

     Schoharie County

Please see Job Orders#NY0925324, NY0927429 and NY0927567.

Testing in Amsterdam every Friday at 10:00 am and in Cobleskill is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 Interested candidates should call 1-866-861-2010 to reserve a seat for testing. Salary range is $9.25 -$15.00 per hour.

 

·         Finger Lakes Construction Co., Inc. in Schenectady is hiring a FT Crew Foreman/Lead Carpenter and Laborers for worksites in Schoharie County. Job Order #NY0924049.

·         Upstate Respite Services is currently hiring respite workers in Schoharie County. Job Order#NY0929777.

·         Visiting Nurses Home Care is currently hiring CNA’s and HHA’s. Job Order#NY0930854.

   Montgomery County 

·         River Ridge Living Center is hiring RN’s and LPN’s. Job Order#NY0932265, NY0932298.

·         Alpin Haus is hiring an Accounting/Office Manager. Job Order#NY0931597.

·         Eastern Medical Support is hiring a part time Receptionist and part time Sales Associate. Job Order#NY0931366, NY0931314

Fulton County

·      Benjamin Moore is currently hiring a Maintenance Mechanic and a Paint Filtrator. Job Order #s NY0930549 and JE4371954

·      Cataract Care center is seeking a pt driver.

·      Simply the Best Home Care is seeking one RN and two LPNs.  Job Order #NY0933162.

·      Dr. Dilip Thakker is seeking a receptionist.  Job Order #NY0931367.

 

Updates

 

The Business Services Consortium meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. This meeting has been changed from monthly to every other month – an annual schedule was distributed.

 

Becky White, FC OFA, stated they have been busy with HEAP applications, furnace installations and repairs. This year there is only one emergency benefit available. Care and Share is available through National Grid and the American Red Cross. If you have people >60 years of age or disabled, refer them to the OFA. Community Education is held at the OFA on a monthly basis.

 

 

 Pat Coffey, Schoharie County ARC, noted they have over 100 people in their program and a waiting list. There will be a Schoharie County Chamber Business Festival on 5/6/10 at the Best Western in Cobleskill, NY. It will be held from 10:00am to 6:00pm but open to the general public from 1-4 pm. There will be a guest speaker, networking and information sharing.

Beverly Bush, VESID, stated Washburn Ice Cream has donated ice cream to the OFA for the meals on wheels. 

Dottie Piurek, SCAP/DHP, stated they have a four week program starting on 2/23/10. Catholic Charities is in need of residential aides specializing in mental health. 

 

Ashley Walton, Disability Coordinator - Workforce Development Board, advised the group of the services that she can provide regarding disability awareness. She recently went to Maranatha Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Cobleskill and discussed the services that are available for businesses. Maranatha is expanding and will be working collaboratively with Ashley regarding employing staff with disabilities and making accommodations for customers with disabilities.

 

Nancy Reccio will mail the information regarding the jointly sponsored (FMCC, FMS Workforce Solutions, FC Regional Chamber of Commerce and MC Chamber of Commerce) Job fair at FMCC scheduled for 4/7/10 from 2-5 pm.

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 9:00am at Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                                                                       January 12, 2010

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Beverly Bush, Patrick Coffey, Linda Frederick, Milena Galvao, Kyle Garrity, Penny Hill, Ann Marie Hutchison, Nancy Liddle, Dottie Piurek, Suzanne Pollard, Becky White

 

Job Developers Tour

·         Discussion of potential businesses for the next job developer’s tour.

·         Nancy Reccio will investigate a potential job developer’s tour at Epimed International Inc.

·         Linda Frederick will investigate a potential job developer’s tour at Euphrates, Inc.

·         Beech Nut was discussed as a potential business to tour later in 2010.

New Job orders

    

Please see Job Orders#NY0925324, NY0927429 and NY0927567. Interested candidates should call 1-866-861-2010 to reserve a seat for testing. Salary range is $9.25 -$15.00 per hour. 

·         Grantier Oil Company Inc., Cobleskill is currently hiring a FT Delivery Class B license required, Job Order #NY0925374.

·         Target Distribution Center in Amsterdam has the following openings: Job Order #NY0928866, Warehouse positions (70 openings) at $15.14 per hour. Job Order#NY0928880, Packer positions (40 openings) at $12.70 per hour.

·         MOSA, Howes Cave   is currently hiring for a PT Transfer Station operator, Class A license required, Job Order #NY0929199, salary $15.57 per hour.

·         Rent –A-Center, Cobleskill is currently hiring an Account Representative. Starting salary is $10.25 per hour. Job Order # NY0929153.

·         Frito Lay, Cobleskill is currently hiring a PT Merchandiser. Job Order #NY0928161.

·         US Census is hiring for various positions in Schoharie County. Testing is held on Thursdays at 10:00am in the Cobleskill office. Job Order #NY0927567.

·         Subway, Inc., Cobleskill is hiring a FT Sandwich Artist. Job Order#NY0927607.

·         Howes Cave Animal Hospital, Howes Cave is hiring a FT Receptionist. Job Order#NY0927574.

·         Fingerlakes Construction Co., Inc. in Schenectady is hiring a FT Crew Foreman/Lead Carpenter for worksites in Schoharie County. Job Order #NY0924049.

 

Updates

 

2009 Workforce Solutions Business Partners of the Year are:  

Fulton County-Benjamin Moore

Montgomery County-Mohawk Signs

         Schoharie County-Wellington Herbs and Spices

 

The Montgomery County State of the City Breakfast will be held on 2/25/10, 7:30 am -9:30 am at the

Crystal Ristorante in Amsterdam.

 

The Fulton County State of the County Address with Jon Stead will be held on 1/29/10, 8:00am -9:30am at the Eccentric Club in Gloversville.

Schoharie County breakfast will be held in March. (Place and date TBA). 

 

Kintz Plastics has reported that business has been good in December and January is looking promising also. They are no longer on shared work and are gradually bringing employee wages back from the previous 15% reduction.

 

Becky White, FC OFA-Title V has one opening, must be 55 years of age and able to work 20 hours per week. Their office has seen an increase of HEAP applications this season.

 

Pat Coffey, Schoharie County ARC, indicated that they are hiring a job coach for Schoharie ARC and mentioned that Mill Services in Cobleskill is also hiring. Pat indicated that Howe Caverns is working on expansion.  The Sharon Springs project should be continuing this year based on funding allowances. Schoharie County Chamber is having a business fair in April this year. More information forth coming.

 

FMS Workforce Solutions Centers has hired staff to meet with UI recipients ensuring work search compliance and assisting with reemployment services as a result of the REA grant.

Beverly Bush, VESID, indicated that they have been working on the LIVES 11(Local Interagency VESID employment Services) RFP. (LIVES) RFP will support programs beginning May 1, 2010. Selected community based organizations will work with their local department of social services and regional VESID office to help public assistance recipients suffering from physical and/or mental health related issues towards employment.

Linda Frederick, Employment Resources, indicated that she has not heard of any company leads – hiring is slow in the area. She will be assisting with setting up Job Developers tours in 2010.

 

Kyle Garrity, VESID indicated that they are reimbursing for education, however their funding is limited.

 

Penny Hill, Workforce Development Institute, discussed the Pre -Apprenticeship Program. This program is held in Schenectady. It consists of 8 weeks of math and soft skills which prepares candidates for Building Trades. They are working with Schenectady County Community College regarding Real Jobs NY.  WMHT is hosting a Help Wanted Series.   If you want to be included and have information regarding employment, job fairs and training, contact Penny and she will make the updates.

 

Ann Marie Hutchison, Workforce Solutions Job Developer, discussed the Wage Subsidy program for businesses and job seekers.

 

Dottie Piurek, SCAP/DHP, Project Lift has 2 classes available for Career Readiness, These courses range from 2-4 weeks and prepare individuals for job readiness, resume writing, self esteem and more.

 

Suzanne Pollard, NYS Economic Development, advised the group to check the NYSERDA website regarding funding to develop the renewable and clean energy industry.

  

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9:00am at Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                                                                                                                                   October 13, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Nancy Reccio, Nancy Liddle, Pat Coffey, Beverly Bush, Becky White, Joseph Schifano

 

Job Developers Tour

·         Discussion of potential businesses for the next job developer’s tour. Nancy Reccio will investigate potential job developers tours at Kintz Plastics Inc, Amsterdam Print Technology or FGI.

·         Beech Nut located in Florida NY is not ready for tours yet as they just added new employees and plan to hire again in December.

New Job orders

Updates

 

Capital Region Career & Technical School at Schoharie is holding a Fork Lift training course on Saturday 11/7/09 and 11/14/09 from 8:00am-3:30 pm. Cost is $25.00.  Call 518-295-8187 to register.    

 

The next CNA training course at FMCC starts 11/12-12/22/09.  St. Mary’s Hospital sponsored participants are unpaid during training.  However wage is $11.41/hr. once training is successfully completed and are hired as FT employees of St. Mary’s Hospital.

 

Kintz Plastics and Perrone are no longer doing shared work.

 

Taylor Made is no longer doing shared work and is beginning to hire.

 

Becky White, FC OFA-Title V is full. Becky is looking for a host agency to employ a Senior Citizen worker from FC OFA for 20 hours per week. FC OFA will reimburse the employee. Their office is busy with HEAP applications.

 

Pat Coffey, Schoharie County ARC, indicated that they are hiring a job coach for Schoharie.

 

Joe Schifano, VESID, reported that the Summer Youth program went well.   Four of the summer youth have FT employment and two are starting classes at FMCC.

 

REA Grant was received which means that the FMS Workforce Solutions Centers will be hiring staff to meet with UI recipients ensuring work search compliance and assisting with reemployment services.

 

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:00am at Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                               August 11, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Beverly Bush, Pat Coffey, Christie Crawford, Penny Hill, Diane Perkins, Dan Roberts, Brittney Skiff, Pat Studenroth, Ashley Walton, Becky White

 

·               Introductions and agency information.

·               Job Developers Tour – Last one was Gloversville YWCA on July 24, 2009. Next one has not yet been scheduled.

·               Discussed call center coming in to the old Frontier building in Gloversville. King Teleservices hired about 6 different staffing agencies. They have been holding recruitments at local libraries and FMS Workforce Solutions Center.  King Teleservices also held its own job fair on August 4th and 5th. They saw about 220 interested candidates. They are hiring for PT work (30 hrs a week) with no benefits. They require a High School Diploma or GED. 

·               Taylor Made is no longer doing shared work and is looking to hire assemblers/builders (job order posted).

·               Beech Nut is currently hiring for hourly associates-production workers.  

·               Resource Center for Independent Living is currently hiring for a Disability Rights Advocate. The position is full time, associate’s degree in Human Services or related field is required along with 1-2 years experience working with individuals with disabilities. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

·               Beckmann Converting, Inc. is currently hiring for a Lead Machine Operator. The position is full time and pays $10-12/hr with benefits.

·               ABM is currently hiring for a cleaner-3rd shift.

·               Getman Home is currently hiring for an administrator. They are always seeking CNA’s and LPN’s (minimum wage).

·               Fulton County OFA is always looking for host agencies. Any not-for-profit organization interested may contact Becky White at 736-5650.

·               FMCC is launching its job bank, Simplicity. If anyone knows of any company that offers tuition reimbursement please contact Christie Crawford at 762-4651 Ext. 4710.

·               If anyone is interested in a 3-4 day job developer training course, please contact Penny Hill at 272-3500.

·               There will be a new CVS, Rite Aid, and Hannaford opening in Schoharie County. No start date as of yet.

·               August 19th, 2-4pm is the next scheduled information seminar in Schoharie County on employing individuals with disabilities.

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 9:00am at Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                                                                 June 9, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Beverly Bush, Ed Dugrehier, Gary Ferraro, Connie Glover, Denice Green, Nancy Liddle, Dottie Piurek, Dan Roberts, Brittney Skiff, Frank Vassi, Becky White, Ellen Young

 

·               Introductions and agency information were given.

·               Job Developers Tour – Possible date of Wednesday, June 24, 2009 for Perrone Aerospace

·               FMS Workforce Solution’s Summer Youth Program is now accepting youth up to the age of 24 and currently offers GED testing all day.

·               Northville Septic Service is looking to hire a part time CDL-B Driver with Hazmat.

·               River Ridge Living Center is currently hiring. They are looking for LPNs and CNAs.

·               Visiting Nurses Home Care in Johnstown is still hiring for Home Health Aides.

·               FMCC Project Lift will not be having summer classes. They are, however, having an additional class added at the Schenectady location.  Next class will begin in September.

·               Gary Ferraro, MCOFA, announced he will be retiring in July. The Title V program will be moving to Experience Works. He also announced they have new money for the weatherization program.

·               Dan Roberts, VESID, announced Jim O’Connor will be out for the summer on medical leave. They have increased numbers in referrals from 2000 to 3000 yearly.

·               FCOFA is always looking for a host agency for their participants for the Title V Employment Program. They are still having their upcoming picnic in July.  They also have funding available in their Care and Share heating assistance program.

·               VESID no longer offers assistance through their “Books Program”.

·               Trinity Lutheran Church is holding their “Comfort Zone” drive for paper products and personal hygiene products. 

 

 

There is no meeting in July. The next meeting TBA for August.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                               May 12, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Frank Vassi, Tom Guiffre, Becky White, Nancy Reccio, Brittney Skiff, Ken Ouellette, Diane Perkins, Dan Roberts, Jackie Stuart, and Nancy Liddle.

 

·               Introductions and agency information were given.

 

·               Introduced new Business Services Representative for the Cobleskill office, Nancy Liddle!

 

·               Job Developers Tour – Last tour at Lexington: Hiring for Direct Care Staff, apply within.

Next tour has not been scheduled yet. Potential employers were discussed and will be contacted for future tours. Discussed the idea of the Business Services Consortium and Job Developers Tour rotating every other month to meet.

·               River Ridge Living Center will be holding a job fair at their facility in Amsterdam on May 14th, 2009 from 1:00pm until 7:00pm. They are looking for LPN’s and CNA’s. All applicants will receive a $10 gas card.

 

·               FC OFA is always looking for a host agency for the Title V Employment Program. EPIC Insurance Program is still available for adults under the age of 65. Contact FC OFA for more details.

 

·               Rapid Responses will be done for Hussman’s and Spray Nine; many employers are taking advantage of the Shared Work Program.

 

·               FMCC’s job fair had over 375 job seekers attend

 

·               Nathan Littauer Hospital is currently hiring for a switch board operator.

 

·               KFC is currently hiring for cooks/cashiers

 

·               May 27th is Senior Day at the Johnstown YMCA from 10am until 1:30pm.

 

  

The next meeting is scheduled for June 9th, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

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Business Services Consortium Meeting Minutes                                April 14th, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Frank Vassi, Patrick Coffey, Becky White, Nancy Reccio, Brittney Skiff, Beverly Bush

 

·               Introductions and agency information were given.

·               Job Developers Tour – Friday, May 1st, 2009 @ 9:00AM. Location: Lexington Center, 123 E. State Street, Gloversville, NY (Address may have changed; notices will be given out shortly). Contact Name: Jean Ginter. RSVP to Employment Resources.

·               The Nurse Connection Staffing, Inc. will be having an on-site recruitment at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center on April 28th, 2009 from 9AM to 4PM. They are searching for caring, compassionate people to work with the seniors doing light housekeeping, meal prep, yard work, and transportation to & from appointments. Vehicle is required. They are also looking for CNA’s, LPN’s, and RN’s.

·               Becky White, FC OFA is always looking for a host agency for the Title V Employment Program. They are having their “Christmas in July” picnic for the seniors this summer, dates haven’t been provided yet. EPIC Insurance Program is still available for adults under the age of 65. The next Care Giver Training is going to be Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009. Alzheimer’s Walk will be Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 at FMCC. There will be a panel discussion on elder abuse, date and time TBA.

·               Schoharie County ARC’s “Legacy of Love” fundraiser will be held at SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday, April 25th, from 7-10. Tickets are $20 each. There will be a raffle, cash bar, and music by Flame. ARC will be moving their office location, back to the main campus at Opportunity Drive/PO BOX 307, Schoharie, NY starting May 1st. Please contact them at their new number: 295-8130. They recently received a new grant and looking for FT Job Coach Supervisor and FT/PT Driver. 

·               FMCC, cosponsored with FMS Workforce Solutions, Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will be having a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 from 2PM to 5PM at FMCC.

·               Washburn’s Dairy is looking to hire workers for their Amsterdam Warehouse.

·               FMS Workforce Solutions is looking to hire within for a FT, Permanent Workforce Advisor for the Amsterdam office, Business Services Representative FT, Temporary in the Cobleskill office, and a FT, Temporary Workforce Advisor to travel between all three offices. They are also looking for staff for their summer youth program. For more information on the summer youth program, please contact Natalie Russo (Amsterdam Office), Carla Decker (Cobleskill Office), and Peggy Dillenbeck (Gloversville Office).

   

The next meeting is scheduled for May 12, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

 

 

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Committee:
Business Services Consortium                                                                   February 10th, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Connie Glover

 

Staff Present: Connie Glover

 

Attendees:  Frank Vassi, Patrick Coffey, Becky White, and Brittney Skiff

 

·               Introductions and agency information were given.

·               Job Developers Tour – no tours have been scheduled yet.  A new schedule will be sent soon.

·               An on-site recruitment was announced for the U.S. Census Bureau. They will be conducting testing on February 13th, February 17th, and February 27th at 10am and 1:30pm at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.  There are 40 openings for census takers. Assignments are made through 8/31/2010 and can last for several weeks. Pay range is $14.50-$19.00/hr, normally 20-40hrs weekly.  Sign up is required, interested candidates to call 1-866-861-2010 to schedule an appointment time.  *Montgomery County OTDA has a practice test available as well.

·               The Business Connection has not yet been scheduled.

·               Olympia Sports will be at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 from 9:00am-1:00pm to do open interviews. Positions are for Assistant Managers and Manager Trainee, some retail experience is preferred. Please have interested candidate bring a resume. All positions are for the Johnstown location.  

·               Becky White, FC OFA is still looking for a host agency for the Title V Employment Program. The Care Giver Group presents “Laughter as Medicine” on Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 12:30pm. Location: Oppenheim Senior Center, 108 Tobacco Road, Dolgeville. A program to help you learn how laughter engages the brain and helps promote overall health. **Program registration is required.** Please contact Fulton County Office for Aging 518-736-5650.

·               North Country Homes currently has roofing/general laborer positions available. He also noted that Environmental Roofing, which is located in Fonda, is looking for roofing/general laborers and a secretary.

·               McCarthy Tire in Cobleskill is currently hiring for a CDL-A Driver to drive from Cobleskill to Brooklyn and may help load truck as well.

·               Shared Work was discussed in more detail and there is a link available on DOL website for more information.

·               Connie mentioned that Fonda-Fultonville High School is looking for businesses to present to their Entrepreneur class that meets twice a week after school. They are also looking for anyone with experience in writing a business plan that would be willing to discuss their experience with the students. Laura Bellinger is the Business Teacher and contact for the school.

·               Connie informed the group that she has accepted a position with VESID and that the 18th will be her last day. She is looking forward to continuing her work with everyone in her new position.

 

 

 

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Committee: Business Services Consortium                                                               January 13, 2009

 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Attendees:  Penny Hill, Diane Lashway, Diane Perkins, Dottie Piurek, Nancy Reccio, Brittney Skiff,

                    Frank Vassi, Connie Glover, and Becky White

 

·               Introductions and agency information were given.

·               Job Developers Tour – no tours have been scheduled yet.  A new schedule will be sent soon.

·               Nancy announced Railex is having a job fair on January 16th, 2009 from 8:30-Noon. Positions available are Jack/Forklift Operator (2 years experience required. $12/hr+Benefits) and Warehouse Janitor (Full Time).

·               Nancy and Brittney discussed current job openings. An on-site recruitment was announced for the U.S. Census Bureau. They will be conducting testing on January 16, 2009 at 10am and 1:30pm at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.  There are 40 openings for census takers. Assignments are made through 8/31/2010 and can last for several weeks. Pay range is $14.50-$19.00/hr, normally 20-40hrs weekly.  Sign up is required, interested candidates to call 1-866-861-2010 to schedule an appointment time.  *Montgomery County OTDA has a practice test available as well.

·               The Business Connection: Wednesday 14, 2009 10-11am (Bettina Dill from Mohawk Signs)

AND Wednesday 21, 2009 1:30-2:30pm (Kerry Brunner from Wal-Mart Distribution Center).

·               Becky White, FC OFA, announced there will be an energy forum on Thursday 15, 2009 at 1:15 at the Johnstown Senior Center. She is also looking for a host agency for the Title V Employment Program.  A new grant has been approved for high income emergency energy assistance. This is for those who are over income-guidelines with a Ľ or less fuel tank or who have received a disconnect notice. Those over the age of 60, or have children under the age of 6, or those with a disability can refer to Office for the Aging, all others refer to DSS for assistance.

·               Penny Hill discussed NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency Audit classes (35 hour class to get BPI certified). She announced a recent grant “Real Jobs New York” has been approved for veterans and those with a mental or physical disability. The grant is designed to help with job placement, but they have to attend S.C.C.C.  “Step” Grant has also been approved for $50,000 for job training for employed workers.

·               Connie announced there will be a union rep (Jeff Stark) coming to the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions to talk about apprenticeships on Thursday 15, 2009 at 3pm.

·               Dottie announced 2 week Project Lift classes are available as well as 4 week classes. The next class is scheduled for February 9th (4 week class).

·               Business Connection (Mohawk Signs with Bettina Dill) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

·               Business Connection (Wal-Mart Distribution Center with Kerry Brunner) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from 1:30PM-2:30PM at the Gloversville Workforce Solutions Center.

·               Our next meeting will be on February 10 at 9:00AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

 

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Committee: Business Services Consortium                           December 9, 2008

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

Attendees:   Judy Jackson, Diane Perkins, Dottie Piurek, Nancy Reccio, Christie Crawford, Brittney Skiff, Daniel Roberts, Frank Vassi, Becky White, Denice Green, Penny Hill

 

·               Introductions and agency information were given.

·               Job Developers Tour – no tours in November or December.  A  new schedule will be sent soon (January-tours are usually scheduled for first Friday of the month)

·               Nancy announced Hussmann Corp is closing end of June 2009…possible incentives might be available, currently applying for TAA Certification.

·               Judy Jackson announced Process Signs (Amsterdam) is going out of business (about 30 people).

·               Super Steel is closing on January 31st.

·               Nancy and Brittney discussed current job openings. An on-site recruitment was announced for the U.S. Census Bureau. They will be conducting testing on December 23, 2008 at 10am and 2pm at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.  There are 40 openings for census takers. Assignments are made through 8/31/2010 and can last for several weeks. Pay range is $14.50-$19.00/hr, normally 20-40hrs weekly.  Sign up is required, interested candidates to call 842-2240 ext.  3043 to schedule an appointment time OR register in person at the Workforce Solutions Office, 2620 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam, before December 23.  *Montgomery County OTDA has a practice test available as well.

·               Dan Roberts discussed Work Tryout (up to 160 hours):   VESID can reimburse the employer 100% of the candidate’s entry level wages for the first four weeks of work. This program enables employers to try out suitable job applicants with little or no work experience with regard to possible permanent employment.  An On-the-Job Training Program is still provided by VESID as well.  Saratoga BOCES does a 9-week training class for various office skills, such as math and Microsoft Office.  VESID now has an Employment Services Team which focuses on job placement for jobseekers who are job ready.

·               Christie announced FMCC has launched a job site (still under some construction), “Simplicity”, for students/alumni to search jobs both local and national.   Employers may also post jobs to this site as well. To get to the site, visit http://fmcc.suny.edu then click on “Community & Business” then click on “Student Employment”. 

·               Becky White from the Fulton County Office for the Aging is very busy with HEAP and is involved in their monthly Outreach program.   Four slots are available for the mature worker program in which only three are filled at this time.

·               Dottie Piurek from SCAP discussed Project LIFT- the next job readiness class starts January 12th and is 2weeks long.  

·               Penny Hill discussed various initiatives that the Workforce Development Institute is involved in:   NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency Audit classes, building trades,  ‘Green’ Construction, Shared Work Program, Building Bridges Program (6 week training course, 3-0hour sessions offered at night), and microchip fabrication training.

·               Judy Jackson mentioned there are still some transportation issues in Montgomery County.  Denice Green from SCCAP announced that Schoharie County is looking into getting more bus lines into Albany and Schenectady Counties!  Denice stated that Key Bank in Cobleskill is having open interviews on December 10th from 4 pm – 6 pm for Tellers and Operations Supervisor.

·               Business Connection (Mohawk Signs with Bettina Dill) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center.

·               Our next meeting will be on January 13, 2009 at 9:00AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center

 

 

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Committee:    Business Services Consortium                                                Date:  Tuesday, May 13th, 2008      

                                                                          

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Members Present: Christie Crawford, Gary Ferraro, Diane Lashway, Kelly Moeckel, Nancy Reccio, Becky White.

 

Topics Covered:

               Job Developers’ Tour

               Business and Agency News

               Member Sharing

 

Job Developers’ Tours:  

·         Nancy reported that the April Job Developer’s tour was at the Holiday Inn Express, Johnstown.  They currently are looking to hire bartenders and wait staff (willing to train but prefer that the bartenders have some experience).  They hope to hire in Housekeeping and possibly for a Front Desk Clerk in early June for the upcoming busier season, though Kathleen Wemple (GM) said that they are usually steady with business year round.  Salary varies depending on experience and position title.  They currently have 99 rooms and plans to renovate over the next couple of years.  Applicants can apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express in Johnstown.

·         Christie reported that the May Job Developer’s tour was at River Ridge LLC on the south side of Amsterdam.  They had an interesting tour of the newly renovated, privately owned facility.  Heather Loucks gave the tour, her parents Paul and Suzanne Gutenberg purchased the facility (with partners) last January (2007), and transformed it from Montgomery Meadows to the facility it is today.  They are near full occupancy.  They hire Personal Care Aides, CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s, Occupational Therapists, Activities Aides, Cooks/Dining Room staff, Housekeeping, and office/clerical.  They always need PCA’s, $7.15/hour entry-level, but they have been promoting from within, including sending current employees to CNA training (paid), and promoting others from within from housekeeping to office/clerk positions.  They are very interested in any training incentive programs, and can hire age 16 and up for PCA’s.  Flexible scheduling also.  Submit resume or apply in person.  Sandy McDonald (Payroll Dept.) is our contact there.

·         The June Job Developers tour has not been sent out as of yet.

 

Business and Agency News:

 

 

 

 Member Sharing:

 

    

 

Next Scheduled Meeting:      The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 10th, 9 a.m. at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center

 

 

 

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Committee: Business Services Consortium                          Date of Meeting:    April 8, 2008      

 

                                                                          

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

 

Members Present: Stephanie Andrews, Sandra Cordova, Christie Crawford, Gary Ferraro, Larry Finkle, Sandy Finkle, Denise Green, Christine Matuklockwood, Dottie Piurek, Nancy Reccio, Becky White, Ellen Young, Penny Hill, Pat Studenroth, and Joe Schifano.

 

Guests:  Carrielynn Soodel,

 

Topics Covered:

               Job Developers’ Tour

               Business and Agency News

               Member Sharing

 

Job Developers’ Tours:  

·         Nancy reported that we are seeking an employer for April’s Job Developer’s Tour. Employers have been interested but say that April is a busy month and that they would be interested in hosting a tour in the Summer/Fall.  UPDATE:  Holiday Inn Express Johnstown has agreed to host a Tour in April, the notice should be coming soon from Mike Schanthal.  Christie reported that River Ridge, LLC in Montgomery County will host a tour on the second Friday of May.  Notice will be coming soon via email.  For email updates on the Job Developer’s Network, contact Michael Schanthal at Employment Resources (518) 773-4646. 

 

Business and Agency News:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Sharing:

 

·         Nancy mentioned that Beechnut is working with Manpower and Staff Works to hire for production workers   They have held numerous on-site recruitments at the Gloversville WSC.  Job orders are currently listed on the job bank.   Also, Fiber Glass Industries is hiring for a 3rd shift, and the Peeler Group is hiring security guards (prefers them to be certified).  Both job orders are listed on the job bank. 

·         Christie reported that she and Nancy met with Anthony Sindoni from Microtel Inn & Suites in Johnstown.  The 75 room hotel is expected to open in June, and Anthony has already hired some workers and wants to interview more.  Salary is above minimum wage, no benefits currently, maybe in the future.  Housekeeping and front desk attendants are the biggest need currently. They must be willing to work any shift and on weekends/holidays.  Also, Alpin Haus on Rt. 5S has a variety of job orders posted through the job bank.  Applications are available in all three of the Workforce Solutions Centers and can be mailed to Alpin Haus.  Job seekers can also apply in person. They have utilized On-The-Job Training previously, and are interested in any wage reimbursement or training incentive programs through other agencies.

·         Ellen informed the group that a new restaurant has opened on Main St. in Cobleskill. She hopes to get over there soon to meet the owner.  Also, that Guernseys’ Nursery in Schoharie County is hiring and has already hired some of her “hard-to-place” individuals, such as individuals with felonies.  They offer seasonal work, farm-labor.  Also, Cobleskill Regional Hospital is looking for housekeepers, Mills Services is looking for laborers, and Kintz is always hiring. 

·         Stephanie Andrews (RCIL) informed the group that she has consumers in the St. Johnsville and Canajoharie areas, some without transportation who are still job seeking.  Also, RCIL has an internal opening currently for a Job Coach, and also needs PT or FT Consumer Direct workers.  Also, Walgreens is hiring, apply online at www.walgreens.com and Microtel Inn, Johnstown is online (from a search engine, look up Microtel, Johnstown, NY for their contact # and fax #).

·         Sandy Finkle said that there is a rumor that Spray Nine was bought by a different company.  Nancy said that Jessica Heredia from H.R. at Spray Nine said that they are transitioning but don’t plan on laying off any workers.  Also, Nancy said that they hope to hire more employees actually, maybe at the end of the year.  Also, the Walmart store is hiring seasonal workers, and Burger King has a sign up for Help Wanted, Apply within. 

·         Carrielynn Soodel is an intern with VESID and praised many agencies in the local counties, including Project LIFT.  She also praised the TRIO/Upward Bound program at the Amsterdam H.S. (grant funded through FMCC), for their work with 9th and 10th graders. 

    

 

Next Scheduled Meeting:       The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 13th,

9 AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center

 

 

 

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Committee: Business Services Consortium                                                       March 11th, 2008    

 

                                                                            

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio

 

Members Present: Stephanie Andrews, Christie Crawford, Gary Ferraro, Sandy Finkle, Diane Garufi, Diane Lashway, Kelly Moeckel, Jim O’Connor, Dottie Piurek, Nancy Reccio, Marcy Holmes (SCCAP)

 

Topics Covered:

               Job Developers’ Tour

               Business and Agency News

               Member Sharing

 

Job Developers’ Tours:  

·         Stephanie Andrews reported that she attended the scheduled Job Developer’s Tour on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 9AM, at NA Taylor, 93 S. Blvd in Gloversville.  She said that although the tour was interesting, NA Taylor is not currently hiring, and doesn’t expect to have many more openings in 2008 (except from turnover).  Sherri Walters and Tyler (Plant Manager) gave the tour.  The Job Developer’s Schedule for 2008 has been sent out via email.  Usually, the job developer’s tours take place on the first Friday of each month and different agencies are assigned different months to be responsible for.   If anyone here would like to receive these notices, or for more information on the Job Developer’s Network, contact Michael Schanthal at Employment Resources

(518) 773-4646. 

 

Business and Agency News:

 

 

Member Sharing:

 

·         Nancy mentioned that “The Night Shift,” cleaning company, has openings in the Corinth and Northville area.  See job order for details.  USA Sewing is still looking for sewers, some experience required, see job order for details.  Mill Services in Schoharie County is under new ownership (recent) and hopes to be expanding in the near future.  Nancy is reaching out to the new owners and will hopefully have information to report back at the next Consortium (possible expansion also).

·         Christie reported that Staffworks is hiring and recruiting in both the Amsterdam and Gloversville WSC, for Beechnut positions.  Sign up not required, recruitments to be held the week of March 10th.  $11/hour, full-time.  See job order for details.  Christie reported that she and Nancy also met with Fiber Glass Industries in the Amsterdam Industrial Park (Edson St.).  They have since placed a job order for overnight positions, 2 “Winders” needed at about $10/hour with differential overnight pay.  They must be able to lift up to 45 lbs.  Apply in person at FGI.  FGI has expressed interest in training incentive programs and reimbursements.

·         Gary Ferraro informed the group that Attorney Schwartz in Amsterdam (191 Guy Park Ave) needs a Receptionist, Full-Time.  Also, Amsterdam Memorial Hospital needs a Food Service Worker, contact Lisa or Stephanie in the HR Dept. Gary also mentioned that there have been an overwhelming amount of HEAP assistance cases lately, with an average of almost 4-5 disconnects and out of fuel/day…with huge past due bills in some cases.   We all agreed that the Spring Season is needed soon!

·         Stephanie Andrews (RCIL) informed the group that she has consumers in the St. Johnsville and Canajoharie areas, some w/out transportation, who are job seeking.  Christie suggested they apply at the Staffworks recruitment for the Beechnut positions.  WW Custom Clad is also a possibility for warehouse/manufacturing positions. 

·         Kelly said that Head-Start in Cobleskill is looking for a Foodservice worker with an Associates Degree (menu planning experience).  Fax Resume and 3 References to

234-4320. No phone calls.  They are also looking for Classroom Aides,

HS Diploma/GED Required with some experience (preschool age children). 

·         Diane Lashway is new to the Business Consortium; she has replaced Dennis Clarke from Employment Resources in Gloversville and would like to attend these meetings regularly.

·         Sandy Finkle reported that River Ridge is hiring, they are very interested in RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s currently (job order placed and advertisements in the newspaper).  They are eager to work with any training incentive programs or grants. 

·         Diane reported that the Center for Disability Services in Schenectady County is hiring for many positions, Mike Moss is the contact there. Email Diane for information on positions and Mike’s contact info.  lashwas@lexcenter.org

 

Next Scheduled Meeting:       The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 8th,

9 AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center

 

 

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Committee: Business Services Consortium                                       February 12, 2008               

                                                                 

Facilitator:  Nancy Reccio & Christie Crawford

 

Members Present: Stephanie Andrews, Christie Crawford, Gary Ferraro, Sandy Finkle, Diane Garufi, Jim O’Connor, Dottie Piurek, Nancy Reccio, Julie Lamboy

 

Topics Covered:

               Job Developers’ Tour

               Business and Agency News

               Member Sharing

 

Job Developers’ Tours:  

·         Nancy reported that there is a scheduled Job Developer’s Tour on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 9AM, at NA Taylor, 93 S. Blvd in Gloversville.  The Job Developer’s Schedule for 2008 has been sent out via email.  Usually, the job developer’s tours take place on the first Friday of each month and different agencies are assigned to be responsible for different months.   If anyone would like to receive these notices, or for more information on the Job Developer’s Network, contact Michael Schanthal at Employment Resources (518) 773-4646. 

 

Business and Agency News:

 

 

Member Sharing:

 

·         Nancy informed the group that Perrone Leather is continuously hiring as their expansion moves along.  We have heard from many customers that FAGE (yogurt plant) has still been hiring production workers, though we still have yet to make successful contact with the owners/hiring managers.  We are hoping that DOL staff will be able to make arrangements for a sit-down meeting with FAGE.

 

·         Christie informed the group that BTS Staffing has an immediate need for 2 temporary workers in Gloversville, for a week or two long project.  Warehouse, lifting requirements, cold environment.  Call BTS Staffing for information or to set up an appointment to interview 725-7884.  Also, we are getting great turnouts at all of our events (Business Connections and On-Site Recruitments) Thanks for the referrals.  Also, Alpin Haus is currently working with WSC through OJT’s and wage subsidy.  They had a career fair last weekend (successful turnout), and have positions available at their Rt. 5S location.  (Carpentry, mechanical, technical background preferred.) 

 

 

·         Stephanie Andrews (RCIL) informed the group that she has some clients in Schoharie County that are interested in working at the Sharon Springs Wal-Mart Distribution Center.  The group discussed and believes that they have not been hiring, but laying off in the recent months.  Stephanie also heard from a client that there is a pacifier company possibly moving into Montgomery County, no one else has heard that but we will all keep our ears open.  Stephanie also asked the group for any business contacts in St. Johnsville and Canajoharie where she has some consumers without transportation who are job seeking.  Nancy mentioned a few including WW Custom Clad and some nursing homes; and Christie referred Stephanie to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce website for a member list of various businesses throughout the county.

 

·         Kelly said business has been slow at Schoharie Office of the Aging, no news to report.

 

·         Julie Lamboy (VESID) attended her first Business Svc. Consortium.  She is happy to be here, she said that staff from VESID will rotate attendance at this meeting; and she will bring agency and employer updates with her next time.

 

·         Gary informed the group that Square 1 Art (Buzz, owner) has interviewed several of his customers and will be making a hiring decision shortly.  Also, Montgomery County Office for the Aging has a “2nd emergency” fund available for qualified applicants to assist with fuel oil emergencies.  Also, they have been compiling a monthly list of applicants for all sorts of assistance to seniors, including carpenters, handy helpers, snow blowers, landscaping, etc…the applicants for hire on this list are reference/background checked and referred to seniors who may need assistance.

 

·         Sandy said her caseload has been light recently because applicants are either not following through for services through Fulton Co. DSS, or because they are being turned away for ineligibility.  She has spoke with Pioneer Windows (Fulton Co), HR Dept. says they might start hiring again in the coming weeks/months.  Robinson & Smith is hit or miss these days.  Sandy asked the group if anyone had information on Aaron’s Sales/Leasing job orders. The Business Services Team said that because they are placing orders through America’s Job Exchange (www.aje.com), we don’t have access to the contact information for those jobs.  Normally employers who list their own openings through AJE only refer applicants to their websites, which are often corporate and not locally maintained. Dresser Rand Company on AJE has also posted their own job orders, which are believed to be in Allegany County, not local, but can only be fixed by the employer through AJE, not through Dept. of Labor.

 

·         Diane informed the group that in Schenectady, Homestead is hiring personal care companions and Home Health Aides.  Companions - $8/hour  -  Home Health Aides - $9/hour.  Very flexible scheduling. 

     

 

Next Scheduled Meeting:       The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 11th,

9 AM at the Amsterdam Workforce Solutions Center

 

 

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