Oneida County Shop Small Business Week Begins June 29th

 

Oneida County in partnership with Mohawk Valley EDGE, the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley and Oneida County Tourism will designate the week of June 29th as “Shop Small Business Week.” Details can be found on https://www.loyaltolocal315.com/.

The Small Business Administration’s “National Small Business Week” usually held in the first week of May was postponed this year because of the pandemic. But as we move through Phase 3 and businesses reopen and adjust to new operating conditions, it is important that we as a community get out and shop local.

How can you get involved?

Shop Small: Each day all our of the participating partners will be posting and drawing your attention to many of the great small businesses in our community. Each day will be a different theme!

  • Main Street Monday: Many of our small Towns and Villages rely heavily on their Main Street storefronts to bring sales tax revenue and foot traffic into their downtowns.
  • Grati-Tuesday: Many personal service providers and restaurants have been closed for months. Let’s show our appreciation and leave a few extra dollars on the tip!
  • Wellness Wednesday: Self-care is probably more important than ever. Get that kale smoothie, do some outdoor yoga, buy a new journal, take a zoom fitness class. Whatever you need to feel refreshed, find a new way to rock Wednesday!
  • Thirsty Thursday: From your morning coffee to your happy hour beer. Stay hydrated with your favorite local beverage.
  • Burger and Fry-day: Getting ready to head to the store to pick up food for your July 4th party? Think of your local stores first! The selection and quality, can’t be beat!
  • Small Business Saturday: As you begin to celebrate 4th of July, think of all the ways in which you shopped local during the week and post your favorites to social media!

Post your Shop Small purchases on social media for a chance to win local prizes:

Use the #LoyaltoLocal315 hashtag on your social media posts for a chance to win special prizes each day. Prizes include items from Almost Local, Liberty Car Wash, Universal Wellness, Saranac Brewery, Copper City Brewery, Edible Arrangements, Bonomo’s, Enchanted Forest Water Safari and Cayo Industrial Horror Realm!

Read the full press release here

WKTV “Back2Work” Job Orders for June 22 – June 26, 2020

Monday June 22, 2020

Job Title: Restaurant Staff                                                         City: Sylvan Beach, NY                                                       

Full and part time for a busy beach-side restaurant and tiki bar. Duties: Immediate openings for experienced line cooks and servers. Requirements:  At least 6 months experience in a fast-paced full- service restaurant. Also hiring Bus Staff and Dishwashers—will train. 

Pay: Varies by position. Line Cooks $18 per hour                     Job Order #  NY1341317


 Monday June 22, 2020

Job Title: General Manager                                                        City: Old Forge, NY

Full time for one of New York’s largest amusement parks.  Duties: Manage all facets of the campground. Resolve guest and team member issues. Manage budgets, control purchases and maintain company accounting records. Requirements: A minimum of 5 years of proven experience in the resort industry with progressive levels of managerial responsibility. 

Pay: Not specified.                                                                     Job Order #  NY1341240                                                                               


Tuesday June 23, 2020

Job Title: Construction Workers                                                City: Cazenovia, NY

Full time for a general contractor focusing on local commercial projects.  Duties: Rough carpentry work and erecting steel buildings. Requirements: Previous basic carpentry or experience building steel storage buildings.  Must be able lift up to 50 lbs. and get to the work site each day.  Experience with heavy equipment; bobcat is preferred but not required.

Pay: $15 – $25 per hour based on experience                             Job Order #  NY1341061                                                                       


Tuesday June 23, 2020

Job Title: Security Officer                                                          City: Ilion, NY

Full time, permanent position with a leading private security company. Duties: Permit authorized persons to enter the property, monitor entrances and exits and complete required logs and reports.  Requirements:  Either service in the military, reserves or National Guard or a minimum of one year verifiable and successful security experience.

Pay: Not specified. Benefits                                                       Job Order #   DE8097195


Wednesday June 24, 2020

Job Title: Fire Prevention Technicians                                      City: Bridgeport, NY

Full or part time for a specialty cleaning company. Duties: Clean commercial kitchen exhausts. Requirements: Must be able to climb extension and step ladders and have reliable transportation to get to and from the shop.  Must have flexibility in scheduling, be able to lift up to 60 lbs. and have a valid NYS driver’s license to drive company vehicles.

Pay: $11.80 – $13.50 per hour based on experience                    Job Order #  NY1341331


Wednesday June 24, 2020

Job Title: Housekeeping Aide                                                    City: Oriskany, NY

Full time for a local long-term care facility.  Duties: Clean resident rooms and common areas within the facility. Requirements: High school diploma or the equivalent. Must work well with the elderly. Background check and drug screen required.

Pay: $11.80 per hour. Benefits                                                   Job Order #  NY1341316


Thursday June 25, 2020

Job Title: Payroll Administrator                                                City: Utica, NY

Part time, for a regional public defenders’ office. Duties: Manage and process semi-monthly payroll for approximately 75 employees. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and minimum of 5 years’ experience. Knowledge in ADP Workforce Now, preferred. Must have attendance and a working knowledge of all Microsoft Office.

Pay: Based on experience. Benefits                                           Job Order #  NY1341266


Thursday June 25, 2020

Job Title: Experienced Truck Tire Changer                               City: Rome, NY

Full time for a local state-of- the-art tire service facility. Duties: Remove, repair, and replace truck tires. Requirements:  Must have a High School Diploma or GED.  Tire shop experience required.  Must be dependable and have a valid NYS driver license. Must be able to do some heavy lifting.

Pay: Starts at $16 per hour, negotiable.                                     Job Order # NY1341314


Friday June 26, 2020

Job Title: Caseworker                                                                City: Herkimer, NY

Full time for a County agency. Duties: Provide social work services for local families, including children. Identify the need for assistance and maintain liaisons with various agencies that provide services. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or certification as a Registered Nurse with one year of nursing experience. Position is contingent on passing a Civil Service Exam when offered.

Pay: Not specified. Benefits                                                       Job Order #: NY1341238                                                                                                          


Friday June 26, 2020

Job Title: Welder                                                                        City: Sherrill, NY

Full time for a local manufacturer of outdoor power equipment engines. Duties: Performs difficult and unusual welding operations on a wide variety of mild steel welded assemblies involving complex setups, procedures and fixtures. Requirements: High school diploma and 1 year of welding experience required. Must be able to read blueprints.

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order # DE7965294


WKTV “Back2Work” Job Orders for June 15 – June 19, 2020

Monday June 15, 2020

Job Title: Assembler                                                                  City: Utica, NY                                                                             

Full time, for a global company making paper and packaging products. Duties: Catch and feed various machines. Operate small hand and power tools. Set up, assemble, and stack wooden, corrugated, and foam products. Requirements:  High School diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least one month of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order #  DE7923481


 Monday June 15, 2020

Job Title: Senior Project Manager                                             City: Mohawk, NY

Full time for a local economic development agency.  Duties: Provide economic development planning and coordination focused on pandemic recovery and resiliency. Requirements: At least 10 years’ experience in economic development, planning or a related field.  Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in Planning, Public Policy or a related field preferred.

Pay: Not specified.                                                                     Job Order #  NY1340919                                                                                                   


Tuesday June 16, 2020

Job Title: Lube Technician                                                         City: Utica or Yorkville, NY

Full time for a quick oil change service station. Duties: Change oil in vehicles, inspect fluid levels, belts, hoses, and wiper blades.  Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent. Mechanical experience preferred, but business will train the right candidate.

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order #  NY1340913


Tuesday June 16, 2020

Job Title: Associate Engineer                                                    City: Cazenovia, NY

Full time for an industrial control manufacturer. Duties: Provide broad technical support to the Engineering department, assist in the design and development of both analog and digital timers and controls, Requirements:  Must possess an Associate’s degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering. Bachelor’s degree preferred. A combination of education and/or work experience will be considered.

Pay: Not specified. Benefits                                                       Job Order #   NY1340833


Wednesday June 17, 2020

Job Title: Housing Counselor                                                    City: Canastota, NY

Full time for a local community action agency. Duties: Assist clients with affordable housing search, facilitate move-in and provide case management based on the family’s needs. Requirements: High school diploma plus five years’ experience in human services or an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years’ experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software. 

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order #  NY1341057


Wednesday June 17, 2020

Job Title: Seasonal Retail Associates                                        City: Rome, NY

Full and part time for a national retailer. Ideal for those who expect to return to their regular employer but need work now.  Duties: Various positions available including stockers, personal shoppers, deli/bakery clerks and automotive associates. Requirements: Must be available to work weekends.

Pay: Starts at $13.75 per hour                                                    Job Order #  NY1340025


Thursday June 18, 2020

Job Title: Deli Associate                                                            City: Little Falls, NY

Part time, for a regional grocery store. Duties: Assisting with the day-to-day operation of the deli department. Prepare food, set up displays, price and rotate stock. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or the equivalent. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order # DE8061135


Thursday June 18, 2020

Job Title: Production Clerk                                                        City: Cazenovia, NY

Full time for a local human service agency’s industrial production department. Duties: Assist in maintaining production and quality standards while helping individuals with developmental disabilities acquire work and social skills. Requirements: Associates Degree and one year of related experience.

Pay: Not specified. Benefits                                                       Job Order # NY1341027


Friday June 19, 2020

Job Title: Cleaner                                            City: Various Oneida and Madison County Locations

Part time for a local cleaning and janitorial company. Duties: Provide general cleaning duties in commercial and office locations. Requirements:  Must be dependable, professional and detail oriented.
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to work sites needed. Drug testing and background check required.

Pay: $12.75-$13.75 per hour                            Job Order #: NY1341060                                                                                                                     


Friday June 19, 2020

Job Title: Floor Installer                                                            City: Chittenango, NY

Full time for a local flooring business. Duties: Tear out old flooring and padding and replace it with new products including carpet, vinyl, hardwood, tiles, and laminate. Requirements: 3 years’ experience.  Must be able to lift 75 pounds and have a valid NYS Driver’s License to travel to individual worksites.

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order #  NY1341081


Country Leaders Forum – June 17, 2020

The Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley is hosting a County Leaders Forum on Wednesday, June 17th at noon on Zoom. See the flyer for more information!



No More Funds for Wheels for Work

The funds for Mohawk Valley Wheels for Work have all been distributed. Many working families with transportation related needs were assisted with this funding in Herkimer, Otsego, Oneida, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties. We do not anticipate further funding for this grant and are no longer accepting referrals or intakes.

NY Forward Loan Fund for Small Businesses

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.
 
NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small landlords that have seen sharp reduction in rental income.
 
NYFLF is providing working capital loans so that small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords have access to credit as they reopen. These loans are available to small businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords that did not receive a loan from either the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for COVID-19 in 2020. Check out the flyer below for more information or go to: https://www.connect2capital.com/partners/new-york-forward-loan-fund/

WKTV “Back2Work” Job Orders for June 1 – June 5, 2020

Monday June 1, 2020

Job Title: Bottle Line Operator                                           City: Rome, NY

Full time, 1st and 2nd shifts for an international food distributor. Duties: Keep the machines running as close to their optimum output as possible. Set up and run the appropriate assigned production lines according to Work Orders and Schedules.  Requirements:  High school diploma or the equivalent and one year of work experience.  Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Business will train suitable candidates.

Pay: $12.00 per hour. Benefits                                                   Job Order #  NY1340315


 Monday June 1, 2020

Job Title: Account Manager                                                       City: Little Falls, NY

Full time for a national recycling company that works with businesses to help reduce waste. Duties:  Manage existing relationships and daily transactions with critical business partners. Requirements: High School diploma and strong communication skills. Must be fluent in Microsoft Excel and Outlook.  Previous database management experience is preferred. The position will also include some accounting functions.

Pay: $16 per hour. Benefits                                                        Job Order #  NY1340322                                                                                                


Tuesday June 2, 2020

Job Title: Manufacturing Technician                                         City: Marcy, NY

Full time for the start-up of the world’s largest, most state-of-the-art, Silicon Carbide wafer fab plant. Duties: Operate equipment in various semiconductor process areas such as photolithography, etch, wet cleans, metrology and others.  Requirements: 2-5 years of experience OR formal training in a highly technical engineering environment. Position will be based out of Albany, NY but will relocate to Marcy, NY in 2021.

Pay: Not specified.                                                                     Job Order #  DE8023935


Tuesday June 2, 2020

Job Title: Hardware Sales Associate                                         City: Ilion, NY

Part time for a local hardware store. Duties: Wait on customers, operate a point of sale system, and re-stock products. Requirements: The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of retail or marketing experience and a strong working knowledge of hardware related products. Must be able to stand for long periods, lift 50 lbs. and be available to work weekends.

Pay: Starts at $11.80 per hour                                                    Job Order # NY1340366                                                                       


Wednesday June 3, 2020

Job Title: Meat Processor/Packager                                          City: Bridgewater, NY

Full time for a local custom meat processor.  Duties: Package, seal, and label custom meat products using computerized packaging equipment. Requirements: One year of meat packaging experience preferred. Must have basic calculator skills and knowledge of basic safety and sanitary procedures. Must be able to lift 60 lbs., stand for long periods and be able to work in cooler temperatures.

Pay: Based on experience.                                                         Job Order #  NY1340329


Wednesday June 3, 2020

Job Title: Teller Supervisor                                                       City: Utica, NY

Full time for a regional bank located in downtown Utica.  Duties: Supervise the daily functions and activities of the teller line and develop the skills of the teller team through training and coaching. Requirements: High School diploma and two years’ teller experience. Must have a minimum of one year’s supervisory experience and excellent communication skills. Notary Public would be a plus.

Pay: Not specified                                                                      Job Order # DE8029213


Thursday June 4, 2020

Job Title: Plant Propagator                                                        City: Dolgeville, NY

Full time or part-time position with a worldwide distributor of top-quality African violets. Duties: Care for and propagate plants according to instructions. Maintain logs and records and prepare orders for shipment. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent, references, and background check required. Will train a suitable candidate. Bending, lifting and ability to work in a warm, humid environment required.

Pay: $11.80-$12.50 per hour                                                       Job Order # NY1340362


Thursday June 4, 2020

Job Title: Roofers and Roofing Laborers                                   City: Utica, NY

Full time, immediate openings for a local construction company. Duties: Perform all aspects of roofing for residential and commercial projects. Must be able to climb ladders, work on high roofs, use hand and power tools and carry roofing materials. Roofers must have at least 1 year of experience. Will consider Laborers with related experience.

Pay: Based on experience.                                                         Job Order # NY1340287


Friday June 5, 2020

Job Title: Millwright                                                                   City: Hamilton, NY

Full time and part time positions available with a local college. Duties: Maintain and repair plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration components on campus. Requirements: Certificate from an accredited apprenticeship program in the field, or graduation from a certified trade school plus one year’s experience in the field, or proof of five consecutive years as a Journeyperson in the field. Must have computer skills and a valid driver’s license.

Pay: Not specified.                                                                     Job Order # DE8028806                                                                                  


Friday June 5, 2020

Job Title: SNAP ED Nutritionist                                                 City: Oriskany, NY

Full time for a local university cooperative extension program. Duties: Implement already-existing educational programming for community groups at schools, food pantries, Department of Social Services (DSS), etc.in order to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Public Health or an Associate’s Degree and two years transferrable program experience.

Pay: Not specified.                                                                     Job Order #  DE8027893