5/25/20 POSTING: Job and Training Opportunities (for all levels of experience):
POSITIONS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STEMMING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS:
- New York State is looking to immediately fill the following positions:
Contact Tracers: reach out to the contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to assess symptoms, ensure compliance with quarantine and determine social support needs. THESE ARE TEMPORARY AND PART-TIME, but an opportunity to gain excellent, transferable experience!
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma, or equivalent required. Must be 18 years of age or older. NYS resident. Some college training preferred; Ability to speak, read, and write English clearly and concisely. Fluency in a second or multiple languages would be a plus; Own telephone, computer, wireless internet (WiFi) and electronic equipment. (A partial reimbursement to maintain unlimited phone and data access will be provided.)
Team Supervisors: lead a team of 20 Contact Tracers, and one Community Support Specialist who are working remotely using digital tools and
Community Support Specialists: work with the team and the local health departments to address the physical/mental health, and social/human service needs of those contacted, especially those who are under isolation or quarantine.
|2. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OPPORTUNITIES WITH CVS PHARMACIES:
With 700 new COVID-19 testing sites being set up at CVS pharmacies throughout the state, I would anticipate increased staffing needs!TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (many of which are free!):
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
1. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING in Industrial Hygiene and Safety
2. Because of the huge demand in the occupational and environmental hygiene field, John Hopkins is offering no cost graduate programs for eligible candidates:
Technology knowledge and know-how over the last 20 years has grown increasingly important for getting ahead, this pandemic has accelerated need for this skill! Online training is available through the following sites:
1. CAPITAL SOUTH CAMPUS SUNY ATTAIN LAB:
2. GCF Global
3. Rensselaer County and Schenectady County One Stop Centers:
Current digital literacy class is filled. Residents of Rensselaer and Schenectady counties are asked to SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST!
In addition to Virtual Digital Literacy, we are also accepting applications for our summer 2020 workforce development classes: Front End Web Development and Python for Data Analytics. Both these classes are good entry points for a student wishing to learn to code for the first time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still finalizing whether courses will be taught via in-person or virtual instruction.
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES! I am seeing a willingness by some employers to forego certain job requirements and credentials…and instead are offering paid ON-THE-JOB TRAINING!
Turnkey Internet in Latham (http://www.turnkeyinternet.net) is currently looking to fill the above full-time position.
FULL TIME position is for a 4-day FULL TIME work schedule (10 pm to 8:30 am). WE WILL TRAIN AND TEACH THE RIGHT CANDIDATE — IF YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK THE OVER NIGHT SHIFT WE WILL TRAIN YOU IF YOU DO NOT POSSES ALL THE SKILLS LISTED
2. Quick Lube Technicians at Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ (VIOC), a division of Valvoline™
|3. CDTA BUS OPERATORS: Do you enjoy driving and working with the public? Paid CDL Training. GED required, Full time with benefits.|
I am also seeing more PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES at Price Chopper stores and AVAILABILITY OF CONSISTENT SCHEDULES for essential workers!
Norcia J, a high school grad and Mom of 4, was recently promoted to front-end supervisor at one of the City of Albany Market 32 stores!
Norcia has always had a strong work ethic, but up to until recently never had the chance to pursue professional career development. A single mother with 2 special needs children, Norcia applied to Price Chopper this past October; she was hired as a cashier though not able to count on a consistent, steady number of weekly hours.
THAT HAS CHANGED! Her weekly schedule is now often 30 to 40 hours every week.
And Norcia is also now being cross-trained in other departments – a clear sign that she is being positioned for a permanent position with the company…and eligible for both salary raises and health insurance benefits!
Norcia’s success is a great example of someone continuing to demonstrate her abilities, willingness to learn and grow AND ULTIMATELY HAVING HER TALENTS RECOGNIZED!