Workforce Development Board Announces Services for Businesses

Utica, NY – The Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties (WDB HMO/CDO) today announced services to help businesses search out and attract talent, fill open positions and upskill employees.

Free or low-cost services and funding are available to help offset the costs associated with hiring and training:
Free Booth in Virtual Job Fairs. The WDB is utilizing Premier Virtual, a U.S.-based, Veteran-owned job fair platform. Premier Virtual is an easy-to-use job fair simulation that provides real-time interaction between recruiters and candidates, including video chat. The platform includes a customizable exhibitor booth with buttons to share video content, web-links, job vacancies, company overviews, embedded live or pre-recorded Zoom links, and the ability to access post-job fair reports and more. (Next HMO Job Fair: August 11th! Businesses and Job Seekers: REGISTER HERE. )
Custom Virtual Job Fair. For one employer, utilizing Premier Virtual, includes the above, plus customized job fair promotion, including social media, HMO/CDO website(s), email outreach and press releases. ($350)
Focused Webinar Presentation Platform. For employers with more than 10 job openings. Hosted on Zoom and includes promotion. ($250)
Free Job Listings that Reach Across New York State and Targeted to Local Social Media. Job listings will appear on the NYS Job Bank and will also be posted on local HMO/CDO social media, websites, and in HMO/CDO newsletters.
On-The-Job Training Grants for Eligible Employees. Funding for employers utilizing on-the-job (OJT) training receive reimbursement of a percentage of eligible employees’ wages for a training period. In-house OJT training ensures the employee is trained in accordance with company standards and procedures, begins working immediately with a team, and quickly becomes productive. Employer rights remain intact. If the trainees hired do not meet their performance standards, the employer retains the right to terminate them.
Assistance with Apprenticeship Programs. WDB apprenticeship programs provide on-the-job learning, job-related classroom or online instruction, and pre-apprenticeship training. Employers who utilize apprentices report higher productivity, higher retention rates and a substantial return on investment.

Through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, local Workforce Development Boards endeavor to strengthen the workforce by creating partnerships between businesses and workers that lead to long-term growth and prosperity for both.

Contact WDB Executive Director Alice Savino for more information: 315.207.6951 ext. 122, asavino@working-solutions.org


WKTV – “Back to Work” Job Orders for July 19 – July 23, 2021

Monday July 19, 2021

Job Title: Finishing Technician City: Dolgeville, NY

Full time for a sporting goods manufacturer. Duties: Apply finish component parts to sporting equipment. Requirements: Manufacturing work experience is preferred. Training will be provided. There will be a Job Fair on Wednesday July 21, 2021 from 9 am to 2 pm at their facility at 52 McKinley Ave, Dolgeville. Stop in to apply for this or other available positions.

Pay: $14.50-$17.50/hour. Depending on position. Benefits. Job Order # NY1377763


Monday July 19, 2021

Job Title: Master Electrician City: Rome, NY

Full time for a company that sets up temporary structures for special events and disaster responses. Duties: Set up and maintain electrical infrastructure for turnkey temporary buildings. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent. Must be a Licensed Master Electrician with a minimum of 8 years of proven experience.

Pay: Based on experience. Benefits. Job Order # DF0163490


Tuesday July 20, 2021

Job Title: Insulation Installer City: Marcy, NY

Full time for an energy efficiency- focused heating and air conditioning company. Duties: Install blown-in cellulose, fiberglass, and spray foam insulation. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Some construction experience preferred. Must have the physical ability to perform the job. Will train the right candidate.

Pay: $18-$30/hour, based on experience. Benefits. Job Order # NY1380076


Tuesday July 20, 2021

Job Title: Dishwasher City: Bouckville, NY

Full time and part time openings with a fun and fast-paced barbeque restaurant. Duties: Wash dishes and keep kitchen areas clean. Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age. Must be able to stand on your feet for the entire shift and lift up to 10 lbs. Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Pay: Competitive. Job Order # NY1378897


Wednesday July 21, 2021

Job Title: Machine Operator City: Utica, NY

Full time for a company that manufactures specialty textiles. Duties: Set up and operate production machines. Requirements: High School diploma or its equivalent preferred. An equivalent combination of education & experience will be considered. Must have reliable transportation to and from work. Reference check and pre-employment drug test required.

Pay: Starts at $14/hour. Negotiable. Benefits Job Order # NY1379985


Wednesday July 21, 2021

Job Title: Teacher Aide City: Herkimer, NY

Full time for the local school system. Duties: Assist and supervise children in special classes. Requirements: High School diploma and the ability to establish good relationships with children. An equivalent combination of experience and training will be considered.

Pay: $12.50 hour. Benefits. Job Order # NY1379947


Thursday July 22, 2021

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic City: Rome, NY

Full time, 2nd shift for a new hardware distribution center. Duties: Maintain all electrical and mechanical equipment required for daily operations. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent and two years’ experience in electrical, mechanical, and or welding.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # DF0028556


Thursday July 22, 2021

Job Title: Construction Laborer City: Frankfort, NY

Full time for a local fencing company. Duties: Install vinyl, aluminum, chain link and wooden fencing. Requirements: A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Candidates must be able to accurately read a tape measure, use hand tools, lift up to 50lbs and work outdoors in all weather.

Pay: Competitive. Job Order # NY1376548


Friday July 23, 2021

Job Title: Senior Software Program Analyst City: Herkimer, NY

Full time for a local college. Duties: Develop, program, and maintain applications to support student information systems. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field with 3 years of relevant experience. Experience with Ellucian Banner and Banner Self-Service preferred.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # NY1380192


Friday July 23, 2021

Job Title: Bilingual Claim Service Representative (Remote) City: New Hartford, NY

Full time for a large insurance company. Duties: Provide customer assistance and process new insurance claims. Requirements: High school diploma or the equivalent. Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred. Must have at least 1 year of customer service experience. No insurance experience required.

Pay: Competitive pay. Benefits. Job Order # NY1380259




WKTV – “Back to Work” Job Orders for July 5 – July 9, 2021

Monday July 5, 2021

Job Title: Ready Mix Driver City: Oriskany, NY

Full time for a large concrete company. Duties: Deliver concrete products to various customers and job sites. All deliveries are local, so drivers are home every night. Requirements: CDL B driver’s license.

Experience with ready-mixed operations a plus but will train the right individual.

Pay: $20.00/hour. Benefits Job Order # DF0070030


Monday July 5, 2021

Job Title: Contact Representative City: Rome, NY

Full time for a federal agency serving the military. Duties: Respond to phone calls, faxes, and emails in a timely manner. Analyze customer accounts to identify and resolve issues. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent and at least 1 year of specialized experience with billing and other types of financial transactions.

Pay: $35,265-$45,847/year. Benefits. Job Order # NY1377545


Tuesday July 6, 2021

Job Title: Warehouse Associate City: Rome, NY

Full time for a regional distribution center. Duties: Roles include Filler, Loader, Forklift Operator and General Warehouse Associate. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent and the physical ability to perform the job.

Pay: Up to $20/hour. Benefits. Sign on bonus. Job Order # NY1377621


Tuesday July 6, 2021

Job Title: Direct Support Associate City: Herkimer/Madison/Oneida Counties

Full time, for a state agency serving the developmentally disabled. Duties: Help people to develop daily living skills while ensuring community integration and a safe and comfortable home environment. Requirements: High School Diploma or the equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Background check and medical exam required.

Pay: $33,000-$46,000/year. Benefits Job Order # NY1377350


Wednesday July 7, 2021

Job Title: Project Director City: Utica, NY

Full time for a regional workforce agency. Duties: Implement and direct a federally funded program helping incarcerated individuals find employment after release. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in human services, psychology, criminal justice or a related field and a background in workforce development.

Pay: Negotiable. Benefits Job Order # NY1377667


Wednesday July 7, 2021

Job Title: CNC Machine Operator/Setter City: Dolgeville, NY

Full time for a sporting goods manufacturer. Duties: Operate a CNC machine to produce a rough baseball bat according to specifications. Requirements: 1-2 years machine operator experience in a manufacturing environment. Company will provide machine-specific on the job training.

Pay: $16.25/ hour. Benefits. Job Order # NY1377748


Thursday July 8, 2021

Job Title: Materials Handler City: Marcy, NY

Full time for a semiconductor products manufacturer. Duties: Safely operate material handling equipment including a forklift to maintain accurate inventory. Requirements: Must be a US citizen with prior material handling or warehouse experience. Must be familiar with MS Office applications, primarily Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # DF0057861


Thursday July 8, 2021

Job Title: Restaurant Host/Hostess/Cashier City: Vernon, NY

Full time for a popular racetrack/casino. Duties: Provide guest service and collect payment for food and beverages. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required. Previous cashier experience preferred. Must be able to put guest selections quickly and accurately into a computerized system.

Pay: Competitive. Job Order # DF0048621


Friday July 9, 2021

Job Title: Crop Care Worker City: Oneida, NY

Full time for a state-of- the-art food production greenhouse. Duties: Various positions available caring for crops, harvesting and packaging produce. The company will hold a hiring event on Tuesday July 13th at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida. Requirements: No experience required. Will train.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # NY1369698


Friday July 9, 2021

Job Title: Yard Worker City: Herkimer, NY

Full time for a local highway and bridge construction contractor. Duties: Load and unload construction equipment and materials from trucks, maintain yard inventory and perform routine maintenance. Requirements: Valid driver’s license and clean DMV record. Must be able to operate forklift and loader.

Pay: Competitive pay. Benefits. Job Order # DF0079514


WKTV – “Back to Work” Job Orders for June 28 – July 2, 2021

Monday June 28, 2021

Job Title: Manufacturing Hiring Event City: Utica, NY

Full time and part time, temp and temp to permanent positions with a local staffing agency. The agency will hold a hiring event for some or their top local clients on June 29th from 11 am to 7 pm. There will be on-the-spot interviews for hundreds of job openings. Requirements: Vary by company and position.

Pay: Competitive pay. Call 315-735-5050 for details


Monday June 28, 2021

Job Title: Bus Drivers and Trainees City: Utica, NY

Full time for a transportation company serving local schools. Duties: Get students to school safely and on time. Requirements: Must at least 21 years of age and be able to obtain a valid, applicable state license and required certifications. Training for CDL B and necessary endorsements will be provided free.

Pay: Up to $21.00/hour based on experience. Benefits. Job Order # NY1377164


Tuesday June 29, 2021

Job Title: LPN/Medical Office Assistant City: Oneida, NY

Full time, for a pediatric office. Duties: Greet patients, schedule appointments, take insurance information, and process billing requests. Requirements: Current LPN Licensure or a Medical Office Assistant Certificate.

Pay: Based on experience. Benefits. Job Order # NY1376979


Tuesday June 29, 2021

Job Title: Retail Project Merchandiser City: New Hartford, NY

Full time, for a company providing merchandising services for national brands. Duties: Build merchandising displays while maintaining strong relationships with store management. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old with a High School Diploma or equivalent work experience. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

Pay: Not specified. Job Order # DF0016975


Wednesday June 30, 2021

Job Title: Installers City: Whitesboro, NY

Full time and part time openings with a company specializing in seamless gutter projects. Duties: Install seamless gutters for residential and commercial clients. Requirements: No experience necessary. Will train the right individual.

Pay: $15.00-$20.00/hour, based on experience. Job Order # NY1377199


Wednesday June 30, 2021

Job Title: Commercial Driver City: Frankfort, NY

Full time for a recreation and camping supply distributor. Duties: Deliver products to campgrounds and other resort areas. Requirements: CDL B driver’s license preferred. Will consider candidates with Class D license with verifiable commercial experience. Must be able to drive out of state.

Pay: Based on experience. Job Order # NY1376914


Thursday July 1, 2021

Job Title: Entry Level Software Engineer City: Utica, NY

Full time for a research-oriented engineering firm. Duties: Work on projects including software development, modeling, and sensor systems simulation. Requirements: Bachelor of Science in computer science, math, computer engineering or a related field required. Master’s degree is a plus.

Pay: Negotiable. Benefits. Job Order # DF0061138


Thursday July 1, 2021

Job Title: Cook City: Sylvan Beach, NY

Full time and part time positions available with a popular restaurant. Duties: Prepare meals for dinner guests. Requirements: Must have restaurant line cook experience.

Pay: $20.00-22.00/hour. Job Order # NY1377282


Friday July 2, 2021

Job Title: Head Automotive Mechanic City: Canastota, NY

Full time for a county department. Duties: Repair and maintain a variety of heavy, motor, and automotive equipment. Requirements: Four years of full-time paid experience as a skilled automotive mechanic or completion of a two-year vocational education program in Automotive Technology and three years of work experience.

Pay: $25.67/hour. Benefits. Job Order # NY1376710


Friday July 2, 2021

Job Title: Human Resource Generalist City: Frankfort, NY

Full time for a safety and industrial supply company. Duties: Recruit, select, on-board and retain engaged employees. Requirements: Associates Degree or higher in Human Resources along with 1-3 years of Corporate Talent Acquisition or Recruitment experience. PHR certification is a plus.

Pay: Competitive pay. Benefits. Job Order # NY1376959


Staffworks Jobs Explosion June 29th

Staffworks has an exciting hiring event coming up on Tuesday, June 29th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm . They’ll be conducting on the spot interviews for hundreds of jobs with some top Mohawk Valley businesses. See the flyer below for more information.

 

 


WKTV – “Back to Work” Job Orders for June 21 – June 25, 2021

Monday June 21, 2021

Job Title: Mohawk Valley Regional Virtual Job Fair City: Utica, NY

Entry-level to advanced positions are available with 70 of the Mohawk Valley’s top employers. Don’t miss the Virtual Career Fair sponsored by the Department of Labor and Working Solutions. On Preview Day, June 22nd, check out the jobs and make your plan to visit the employers of your choice. On June 23rd , chat live with recruiters and find your next big opportunity. Smart phone friendly!

Pay: Pay and benefits vary. Register: https://nysdolvirtual.easyvirtualfair.com/


Monday June 21, 2021

Job Title: Shift Floor Lead City: Utica, NY

Full time for a local pharmacy. Duties: Open and close the store, supervise team members, and assist with cash reports and bill payment. Requirements: One year of prior leadership, supervisory, or retail key holder work experience. Knowledge of store inventory control a plus.

Pay: Not specified. Benefits. Job Order # DE9998545


Tuesday June 22, 2021

Job Title: Baker City: Utica, NY

Full time, for a well-known local bakery. Duties: Follow set recipes. Work with baking equipment like large mixers and ovens and follow all health and safety guidelines. Requirements: No experience necessary, but prior knowledge or experience is preferred. Business will train you!

Pay: Starts at $15.00/hour. Job Order # NY1374987


Tuesday June 22, 2021

Job Title: Environmental Technician City: Canastota, NY

Full time, for a company providing solutions to environmental issues. Duties: Perform hands-on, physical activities, to complete excavations, manhole clean outs, and emergency spill clean ups. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience or previous training is not necessary. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Pay: $20.00/hour. Benefits. Job Order # NY1375151


Wednesday June 23, 2021

Job Title: CNC Machine Operator City: Oneida, NY

Full time for a machine shop serving multiple industries. Duties: Program, set up, and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Requirements: At least 2- years’ experience is required. 4 years of experience is preferred.

Pay: $25.00-$30.00/hour. Benefits. Job Order # NY1367706


Wednesday June 23, 2021

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic City: Frankfort, NY

Full time for a regional distribution center. Duties: Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain powered equipment. Requirements: High School diploma and at least 2-years’ experience in a fast paced industrial or warehouse environment.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # NY1352817


Thursday June 24, 2021

Job Title: Medical Front Office Support City: Utica, NY

Full time for a business in downtown Utica. Duties: Schedule appointments, validate insurance, process payments, and answer phones. Requirements: High school diploma or the equivalent required along with 2 years of office administrative experience. Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # DE9956387


Thursday June 24, 2021

Job Title: Cabling Specialist City: Holland Patent, NY

Full time for telecommunications company. Duties: Install telephony and data cabling. Requirements: High school diploma or the equivalent and 1 – 2 years of telephone or electronics experience. Experience with PCs is required. Must have a valid driver’s license and transportation.

Pay: Negotiable. Benefits. Job Order # NY1376569


Friday June 25, 2021

Job Title: Dietary Aide-Full time City: Oriskany, NY

Full time for a long-term care home. Duties: Assist in preparing and serving food to the residents and maintain the kitchen and dining room areas. Requirements: High School Diploma or the equivalent. Experience in a dietary or food service preferred.

Pay: $13.50-$14.00/hour. Benefits. Job Order # NY1376509


Friday June 25, 2021

Job Title: Construction Laborer City: Frankfort, NY

Full time for a construction company that specializes in fencing. Duties: Install various types of fencing, outdoor pergolas and decks. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent and 2-years’ experience in the construction field. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must be able to a lift up to 50lbs and work outdoors in all weather

Pay: Based on experience. Benefits. Job Order # NY1376548


WDB Announces Jennifer McGauley as Rural Healthcare Workforce Grant Project Director – Grant to Address Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages in New York

Utica, NY – The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties, Inc., announces that Jennifer McGauley will lead their Rural Healthcare Workforce grant as Project Director. The $2,500,000 grant was recently awarded via the U.S. Department of Labor to address rural healthcare workforce shortages in Central and Northern New York State.

Ms. McGauley has several years of experience in grant work with the Workforce Development Board, having previously served as the Contract Administrator for the organization. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Marist College and continued her education at Syracuse University College of Law. She obtained her Juris Doctorate and is a licensed attorney.

Ms. McGauley says she is excited to return to the WDB and looks forward to the opportunity to work with the rest of the staff to grow the healthcare workforce in Upstate New York.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for healthcare workers, particularly in rural areas where there was already an acute need. The grant aims to help individuals gain the skills necessary to provide needed services, fill vacancies, and allow employers to find skilled workers more readily.

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of our frontline and healthcare workers and the irreplaceable jobs that they hold,” says Ms. McGauley. “It also demonstrated the shortage of workers we have in crucial healthcare fields at all levels, from nurses to CNAs. We hope to help fill some of those shortages in the workforce with new individuals looking for employment in healthcare, and by helping current healthcare workers increase their credentials to move up the ladder into higher ranking jobs. We are lucky enough to have partnerships and support from numerous employers and training agencies across Central New York and the North Country, which will help us reach a broad audience of workers that we can assist in their employment goals.”

As part of this initiative, the grant aims to serve some 600 unemployed and underemployed residents across 17 counties, including Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Fulton, Montgomery, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Jefferson, Lewis, Warren, Washington, Essex, St. Lawrence, Hamilton, Franklin & Clinton Counties. The individuals served will receive training in a wide range of subject areas resulting in credentials, from micro-credentials to degrees, based on needs, abilities and experience, to place trainees in jobs where they can advance along career ladders.

Anyone with questions regarding the Rural Healthcare Grant can contact Jennifer at 315-207-6951, extension 117, or by email at jmcgauley@working-solutions.org.


WKTV – “Back to Work” Job Orders for June 14 – June 18, 2021

Monday June 14, 2021

Job Title: Weatherization Program Director City: Utica, NY

Full time for a local community service agency. Duties: Oversee staff in the implementation of energy conservation services and programs. Requirements: AAS in a business-related field or 5 years’ experience in the energy conservation or construction field. Must have a valid NY State driver’s license.

Pay: $39,000-$52,000/year based on experience. Benefits. Job Order # NY1374718


Monday June 14, 2021

Job Title: Machine Operator City: Ilion, NY

Full time for a local plastics manufacturer. Duties: Operate plastic injection mold machines, visually inspect and package finished parts. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., stand & operate a machine thru-out your shift.

Pay: Not specified. Job Order # NY1374728


Tuesday June 15, 2021

Job Title: Inventory Control Assistant City: New York Mills, NY

Full time, for a leading local manufacturer. Duties: Monitor daily work order activity to ensure that what was reported by production was transacted into inventory. Requirements: Associates degree and 4 years of related experience.

Pay: Negotiable. Benefits. Job Order # NY1374839


Tuesday June 15, 2021

Job Title: Dietary Aide City: Chittenango, NY

Full time, for a long-term care facility. Duties: Set up tray lines, clean kitchen and dining areas, operate dishwasher, and deliver carts to units. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent. Prior experience in food service is preferred.

Pay: $12.85/hour, $250 monthly perfect attendance bonus. Job Order # NY1374534


Wednesday June 16, 2021

Job Title: Accounts Maintenance Clerk City: Rome, N

Full time, remote positions for a federal government agency. Duties: Processes accounting documents. Requirements: High School diploma or the equivalent and one-year of related experience. There will be virtual workshops with strategies for applying for Federal Government Jobs on June 21st at 5 pm and June 22nd at 11 am. Contact Rome Working Solutions to pre-register.

Pay: $31,520-$40,974/year. Benefits. Job Order # NY1374630


Wednesday June 16, 2021

Job Title: Designer I City: Sherrill, NY

Full time for a small engine manufacturer. Duties: Prepare layouts and designs of simple components, assemblies or tooling from data submitted through CAD tools. Requirements: Associates Degree in Mechanical Design or a related field and at least one-year experience. Co-op/internship experience will be considered.

Pay: Not specified. Benefits. Job Order # DE9965096


Thursday June 17, 2021

Job Title: IT Systems Administrator City: Herkimer, NY

Full time for a human service agency. Duties: Configure, install, maintain, and repair the agency’s computer systems and software. Requirements: Associate Degree in Computer Science and one-year experience with Microsoft applications OR Microsoft certification and two years of experience.

Pay: Negotiable. Benefits. Job Order # DE9959408


Thursday June 17, 2021

Job Title: Customer Service Representative City: Hamilton, NY

Full time for a portrait photography studio. Duties: Monitor incoming electronic customer communications and respond to customer issues and inquiries. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree preferred.1-year previous customer service experience and experience with professional communication on social media preferred.

Pay: Not specified. Job Order # NY1374445


Friday June 18, 2021

Job Title: Security Officer City: Marcy, NY

Full time for a security service company. Duties: Oversee operations and patrol at an area distribution center. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, or 5 years verifiable experience. Background check and drug screen required.

Pay: Starts at $13.50/hour. Benefits. Job Order # DE9959435


Friday June 18, 2021

Job Title: Heat Treat Apprentice City: Oriskany, NY

Full time for a heat treatment facility for the Aircraft and Industrial Gas Turbine industry. Duties: Learn a variety of tasks needed for the preparation and processing of metal parts before and after heat-treating. Requirements: High School Diploma or the equivalent. Some manufacturing experience preferred.

Pay: Competitive. Benefits. Job Order # DE9965180