Happy Holidays from the Workforce Development Board/Working Solutions!

All Working Solutions offices will be closed on December 24th and December 31st.

The Workforce Development Board offices at 209 Elizabeth Street in Utica will be closed from December 24th through December 31st.

Wishing you all happy holidays, a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!


Madison County Working Solutions is Offering Job Search Resources at Locations Near You in January

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

The Enhanced NYS B5 SUNY-CUNY Workforce Scholarship: Early Childhood

Do you work in an early childhood center? Would you like to earn a credential, certificate, two year, four year or graduate degree?

The Enhanced NYS B5 SUNY-CUNY Workforce Scholarship: Early Childhood is a needs-based scholarship designed to support those individuals working 20 hours or more in a licensed early childhood center or Family/Group Family Day Care Center.

The Enhanced NYS B5 CUNY/SUNY Early Childhood Workforce Scholarship is a grant for individuals seeking early childhood credentials, certificates degrees and or certification in early childhood education at CUNY or SUNY schools across the state. The scholarship is funded by the NYS Birth to Five grant and is jointly administered by the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute at the City University of New York and the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany.

Learn More and How to Apply Here

Save the Date: Women in Apprenticeships & Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Career Fair – January 12th

The Workforce Development Board’s WANTO grant will be holding a Career Fair on January 12th, from 11am to 1pm. We hope you can join us for this great opportunity!

Businesses: Register Here

Job Seekers: Register Here

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.

You’re Invited: Roundtable about Cannabis, Adult Use, Social Justice, Unions and You

The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is inviting Community Members to an upcoming Roundtable about Cannabis, Adult Use, Social Justice, Unions and You, on December 14 at 5:30 PM via Zoom.

The purpose of the forum is to have discussions about the impact this new industry will have on workforce, social justice, skill needs entrepreneurships, just to mention a few, hoping that the community will participate and take interest around this new industry coming to New York State and CNY.

Invite link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cannabis-roundtable-adult-use-social-justice-unions-and-you-5

FREE Webinar: Strategies on how to Successfully apply for Positions at DFAS

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Center is recruiting to fill full-time positions for Accounting Technicians and Contact Representatives–PLUS NEW Part-time positions that will be discussed during the webinars!

These entry-level federal jobs support America’s Heroes by resolving issues related to their travel pay and financial information. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with experience in Customer Care, Finance or Accounting who want to serve those who defend America.

  • Many positions will be telework-eligible to residents of Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego Counties.
  • Training and equipment will be made available.
  • DFAS offers great benefits, and opportunities for education and advancement.

To help candidates successfully apply for these jobs, webinars will be offered on: Thursday, December 9 at 4:00 PM and Wednesday, December 15 at 5:00 PM

DFAS staff will provide information to assist applicants in understanding how to effectively navigate the online application process. Learn how to make sure your skills stand out in the online application process so you can advance to the interview stage for DFAS hiring.

To attend Thursday, December 9 at 4:00 PM, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZoUrEpyfRmqHOQIQFBf9wA

To attend Wednesday, December 15 at 5:00 PM, register here:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.