The Fulton, Montgomery & Schoharie Counties

Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Business Service Consortium

Meeting Minutes

 

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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