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5/25/20 POSTING:  Job and Training Opportunities (for all levels of experience):

POSITIONS DIRECTLY RELATED TO STEMMING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS:

  1. New York State is looking to immediately fill the following positions:
Click the button below if you or someone you know in New York State is interested in applying to be a part of the Contact Tracing team.

 

Apply Here

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
https://www.ulehssustainability.com/en/landers/ehs-training?utm_term=ehs%20training&utm_campaign=US+%7C+EHS+Training&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&hsa_tgt=kwd-300489114652&hsa_grp=105474170771&hsa_src=g&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_mt=b&hsa_ver=3&hsa_ad=428959693871&hsa_acc=4160278559&hsa_kw=ehs%20training&hsa_cam=9769957897&gclid=CjwKCAjwwYP2BRBGEiwAkoBpAiwDGDF_6nygfY63sXjw8o-TYB1yQH9BxeGGwBosvQymmxH6qs60zxoCzm0QAvD_BwE

2. Because of the huge demand in the occupational and environmental hygiene field, John Hopkins is offering no cost graduate programs for eligible candidates:
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-education-and-research-center-for-occupational-safety-and-health/oeh.htmlOccupational and Environmental Hygiene Program

 

 

 

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:

https://learn.sunyattain.org/local/user/contact.php?s=CSCC

2.      GCF Global

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/

 

 

 

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!
Email:
Rensselaer –
RensselaerOneSTop@capreg.org
Schenectady – SchenectadySJTA@dfa.state.ny.us

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.
These classes typically fill up quickly, so if you’re interested, we encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity by visiting www.albanycancode.org 

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!

1.  Overnight Customer Service Web Hosting Technician

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

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Turnkey-Internet&t=Overnight+Customer+Service+Web+Hosting+Technician&jk=f7b3790d6515cff9&sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvdk026RTS55p9xmq-SEjOoeE93Hz7EZ1zN5LTv-rbp7k4zwG7rTywBYxhhLYFiNeJ4OgSCfFmjY0wnBl1zTMPY7EpXvLBJJ55NBgLD7EvS09bCAoMwpC8vDqMT_KtzZ71A&tk=1e8hhtt0u281s801&adid=342967132&pub=e4ea14867e765046&utm_campaign=job_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jobseeker_emails

2. Quick Lube Technicians at Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ (VIOC), a division of Valvoline™
Expanding their Albany location teams; currently hiring Entry Level Technicians:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Valvoline-Instant-Oil-        Change&t=Quick+Lube+Technician&jk=aaf52f8c19acaa2f&sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvaU7RHxFZ4-CTjBLJ1UCMYhuFVKf1HLAMXoDKcosxscGU0cqdV2AEeHwVxadjaTIeDQ2b9Il319ZICwwVIqdchs&tk=1e8f98eeq287i804&adid=345711267&pub=e4ea14867e765046&utm_campaign=job_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jobseeker_emails

 

3.      CDTA BUS OPERATORS:  Do you enjoy driving and working with the public?  Paid CDL Training.  GED required, Full time with benefits.
To apply, contact the employer on-line:
Web-site: http://www.cdta.org

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!

CONGRATULATIONS NORCIA!

 

 

 


 


 

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