State of the Workforce 2019 – Labor Market Snapshot of NY

The New York Association of Training & Employment professionals (NYATEP) has released the State of the Workforce 2019 Labor Market Snapshot of New York brief.

The State of the Workforce Brief is an annual snapshot, of publicly available data, to inform communities about the dynamics of their regional economy and the workforce impact. For the third year, the New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals used readily available data to understand who is working and who isn’t, what sectors and occupations are growing across the State, and the number of potential workers produced by New York’s education and training systems.

Click here to read/download the brief

The New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals (NYATEP) is a 501(c)(3) membership organization serving the workforce development community throughout New York State. We provide the leadership, vision, and advocacy for a thriving workforce in New York State. Our focus is ensuring that every worker and employer in New York has access to the skills they need to work in and support a robust statewide economy. NYATEP’s membership serves over a million New Yorkers each year through education, job training and employment services.

Arc Herkimer Sensory Processing Disorder Event – December 9th

The Arc Herkimer will be hosting a FREE event called Sensory Processing Disorder: A Big Piece of the Autism Puzzle on Monday, December 9th at Herkimer College from 9am to 5pm. Pre-register online at or at 315-574-7000!

Woods Valley Ski Area Job Fair November 8th and 9th

Job Order #: NY1320781

Job Fair/ Open Interviews for Winter Employment Opportunities.

Full and Part-time positions available.

There will be a Job Fair at Woods Valley Ski Area, Route 46, Westernville, NY, Friday, November 8th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM and Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

They are seeking Lift Attendants, Ticket Checkers, Tubing Park Attendants, Rental Shop personnel, Food/Beverage Workers and a Cleaner. YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER FOR LIFT OR RENTAL POSITIONS. Please bring current working papers if you are a minor.

Woods Valley Ski Area is located at 9100 NY-46, Westernville, NY 13486.

Madison County Career Center Job Fair – November 21, 2019

Madison County Career Center will be holding a Job Fair on Thursday, November 21st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at their location at 133 N. Court St. in Wampsville. The businesses that will be hiring are: Kelberman Center, Vernon Downs, Celebration Children’s Center, and Manpower. For more information contact the Madison County Career Center at 315-363-2400.

Utica Mini Job Fair – October 30th

The Utica Recruitment Day Mini Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 30th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the Utica Career Center, 207 Genesee St. 2nd floor. Multiple businesses with over 200 positions will be hiring for careers in banking/finance, human services, gaming, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, corrections and more!

NERCC Carpenters Apprentice Recruitment Information Session – Utica

Candidates interested in becoming a Carpenters Apprentice with Local #277 no longer have to drive to Syracuse to apply. NERCC will hold an Apprenticeship Recruitment Information Session on Monday, November 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street. The Info Session will be held on the first floor in Conference Room A. Candidates should enter the building from Genesee Street and will need a photo ID for building security.


Apprentice Carpenter.

The New England Regional Council of Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program will conduct an ongoing recruitment for 20 Carpenter Apprentices on the first Monday of every month at the State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, 1st floor, Conference Room A in Utica, NY. Learn to be a carpenter in commercial construction trade. On-the-job training allows you to work and learn to develop your skills. Various job locations. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have a HS diploma or GED, a valid driver license and reliable transportation to and from statewide work sites. Use of hand tools/power tools. Must provide own hand tools. Will be working outside in all types of conditions. Must pass DRUG TEST. Must join union. Full time, work hours vary. Workdays are Monday to Friday. Overtime. Related experience accepted. Trainee accepted. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be physically able to perform the work required as determined by the applicant attesting to the required qualifications as listed on the Apprentice Application. Must have reliable transportation to and from work & school. If applicant is a veteran, a copy of DD 214 is required after offer of employment or indenture. Must take a drug test provided by the Apprentice Program, upon acceptance and paid for by the NERCC’s Apprenticeship Program.


This is your first step for a great opportunity to join the Carpenters’ Union.

Their goal is to recruit, train, and employ the next generation of skilled carpenters in the State of New York. Candidates must attend an information session at the State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street,1st floor, Conference Room A, Utica. Candidates should use the Genesee Street entrance and must have a photo ID for building security. Information Sessions will be held:

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6 pm.

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6 pm.

Their goal is to recruit, train, and employ the next generation of skilled carpenters in the State of New York. Call 315-468-7901 or visit to find out more.


Adapting to change critical for future workforce

Alice Savino, Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board, and Franca Armstrong, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Dean of MVCC Rome Campus, recently guest wrote an opinion piece in the Utica Observer-Dispatch titled “Adapting to change critical for future workforce”. The article ran in conjunction with the job fair held at Mohawk Community College for Manufacturing Day on October 18, 2019.

The piece discusses such ideas as “connecting the region’s education providers with employers and labor organizations is critical to build a sustainable workforce pipeline. In recent years, the manufacturing industry has changed dramatically, both in terms of expanding technology and the need for a workforce well versed in science, technology, engineering and math. The Mohawk Valley is well-suited for the challenge”.

To read the full article, click here.

Veteran’s Job Fair – November 6th

The NYS Department of Labor will be holding a Veteran’s Job Fair on Wednesday, November 6th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the American Legion, 110 Main St. in Whitesboro. This event will be Veteran’s only for the first half hour from 10:00 am-10:30 am. The general public is invited to attend from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Multiple businesses with various positions will be hiring for careers in carpentry, retail, automotive, healthcare, transportation, warehouse, corrections and more!

New Benefit Finder on recently released a new and improved Benefit Finder tool to make it easier for you to find information on government benefits.

The Benefit Finder is an online questionnaire that recommends benefits you may be eligible to receive based on answers to a series of questions. They listened to feedback and made updates to the Benefit Finder to create a more helpful and enjoyable experience. The new questionnaire now features:

  • A new layout providing a more personal experience
  • Less questions to help you complete the questionnaire faster
  • A new progress bar to inform you of your progress
  • An easy way to skip questions that aren’t required
  • An easy to read results page displaying benefits you may be eligible for and where to go for more information

Try the new Benefit Finder by visiting and clicking on the “Start” button. Interested in hearing more from Subscribe to their quarterly Compass Newsletter at

US Census Recruitments

The United States Census Bureau will be recruiting at the Utica Working Solutions Office, 207 Genesee St. 2nd floor in Utica on Tuesday, October 22nd from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and also will be recruiting at the Rome Working Solutions Office, 300 W. Dominick St. on Wednesday, October 23rd from 10am-12pm.. They will be recruiting for Field Representatives. Interested applicants may apply online ahead of time at

Walk-ins are accepted and encouraged!

US Census Field Representatives


  • Interviewing respondents for data collection purposes.
  • Explaining purpose of survey; asking questions as worded.
  • Using a laptop to record responses and other vital information.
  • Light travel may be needed depending on geographical area.


  • U.S. citizenship; valid SSN; driver’s license and insured vehicle
  • Desire to work with the public, be self-motivated, and be able to follow detailed instructions.
  • Mixed schedule consisting of full time, part time and intermittent schedules to accommodate varying workloads.


  • $14.30 to 18.33 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement at 54.5 cents per mile

To find out more, send an email to
Apply online at
For more information or help applying, call 1-855-JOB-2020.

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