Madison County Working Solutions is Offering Job Search Resources

Are you looking for employment, but are struggling with the job search process? Do you struggle with writing a resume? Madison County Working Solutions can help and they are now bringing their services to you, by holding office hours in locations across Madison County.

At these locations, Career Center staff will assist with career counseling; resume assistance, interviewing tips, training information, funding opportunities, job search assistance, and information about job fair recruitments. Madison County High School Seniors not planning to attend college will also have an opportunity to explore their options after high school. In addition, Madison County Youth will learn about the Madison County Summer Youth Program. Please check out the upcoming locations, dates, and times that Working Solutions staff will be in your area. As a reminder, the Career Center in Wampsville is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Public Library Locations, Dates, and Times:

Location: Sullivan Free Library
Date: December 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: New Woodstock Library
Date: December 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Canastota Library
Date: December 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Location: DeRuyter Library
Date: December 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Location: Hamilton Library
Date: December 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Youth Career Center Locations & Dates (these are not for public):
Location: Madison Oneida BOCES
Date: December 1, 2021

Location: DeRuyter Central School
Date: December 7, 2021

Location: Madison Central School
Date: December 8, 2021

Location: Stockbridge Central School
Date: December 14, 2021

Location: Morrisville Eaton Central School
Date: December 15, 2021

Location: Oneida High School
Date: December 16, 2021

Location: Chittenango High School
Date: December 21, 2021

Location: Canastota High School
Date: December 22, 2021

For more information about Madison County jobs and information, please call 315-363-2400.

Our December Newsletter is Here!

We’ve got new virtual hiring events and learning/training opportunities to tell you about! Plus resources for businesses and job seekers, workforce news, success stories and lots more!


Happy Thanksgiving – Center Office Hours

The Workforce Development Board and all Working Solutions offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 25th.

Friday, Nov. 26th:

Utica – Open

Madison County – Open by appt only

Herkimer County – Closed

Workforce Development Board (209 Elizabeth St., Utica) – Closed


The Mohawk Valley Region Virtual Career Fair will be held on the following days: A Preview Day will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 beginning at 9am. During this preview day you can enter the platform, upload your resume and visit the different exhibitor booths to see job openings, videos and other information. This is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the tool and get ready for the live event!

The Live Event Day will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 11am – 2pm. During the live event, you can view all of the same content and also chat one-on-one with recruiters at their booth!

Please register and complete your profile, and upload your resume before the event!


Virtual Career Fair Training Workshops

Get the most out of your virtual experience- attend one of DOL’s Virtual Career Fair Training Workshops. These are live events hosted on zoom. Please click the link below for the date you are interested in and register in advance to hold your spot!


News Release: The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Grant Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week – Premiers New Videos

The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Grant Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week – Premiers New Videos

Utica, NY – The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant, administered by the Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida Counties, Inc., (WDB/HMO) is celebrating the 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), taking place November 15 – 21, 2021.

Across the Nation, NAW celebrates the role of apprenticeships in helping workers “earn while they learn,” while preparing for good-paying jobs across many industries, including trades, information technology (IT), advanced manufacturing, transportation, public safety, agriculture, and more. And at the same time, apprenticeship programs are helping to create a diverse and highly skilled talent pipeline to meet the workforce needs of businesses.

“Registered apprenticeships provide a path to the middle class for workers, and this year’s National Apprenticeship Week event is an opportunity to bring together partners with a vested interest in expanding apprenticeship programs and creating a pipeline to success attainable for everyone,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh in a release. “National Apprenticeship Week allows stakeholders to engage with one another, generate ideas and share creative solutions for encouraging apprenticeship, retraining our workforce and rebuilding our middle class.”

The WDB/HMO’s WANTO grant helps recruit, train, and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and encourages them to pursue apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations. The program offers a unique opportunity to females who are interested in any nontraditional occupation. A nontraditional occupation is any career in which females make up 25% or less of the workforce, including but not limited to: advanced manufacturing, information technology (IT), public safety, transportation, agriculture, and the trades. By participating in WANTO, women can pave the way for themselves and future generations to be valuable employees in these fields.

WANTO recently interviewed two female apprentices, Jessica and Crystal, to learn about what the apprenticeship experience has been like for them, and to show other women that these careers can be for them. Their stories can be viewed on the WDB/HMO’s YouTube channel:

WANTO Project Director Stephanie Heiland says, “We want to show women that they have as much opportunity when it comes to employment as their male counterparts. By giving them the proper training they need for the workforce, we can help them build the confidence they need to be successful in these fields.”

This program serves females, ages 18 and up, living in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. WANTO is also seeking businesses to partner with that want to upskill their workforce and make their work environment more welcoming for women.

Interested businesses and eligible females should contact Stephanie Heiland at 315.207.6951 x110,, or on Facebook @WANTOhmo

This program is 100% funded by a United States Department of Labor grant administered by the Women’s Bureau and Employment and Training Administration of $716,676.00.



Clean Tech & Advanced Materials Job Fair- Happening November 17th

A Virtual Job Fair will be held on Nov. 17th from 11am to 2pm connecting New York State jobseekers to Clean Technology, Energy Storage, Battery Manufacturing, Advanced Materials companies. Entry level through management positions are available. Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR), NY Ventures, and NYBEST are proud to support these innovative companies with employee recruitment.

Available Opportunities: Production Operator, Electrical Engineer, Quality Engineer, Electrical Assembler, Associate Engineer, Welder, Laboratory Technician, Battery Design Engineer, Project Developer and more!!! Salary range up to $120K DOE (depending on experience)

Click here for more info/to register: Job Fair