Saratoga, Warren, Washington Workforce Development Board in beautiful Upstate New York
First email: "Thank you so much for this great lead! Although I am currently working full time, it is through a temp agency. I am under-employed... This position looks very promising and is much closer to my experience and skills levels. I will apply directly to the company today." Second email: "I got the job!!! I can't thank you enough! I am very curious to know how and why you sent me this lead, as I was no longer actively looking (I had given up!). Whatever the reason, please don't stop providing this wonderful service! Thank you again for your efforts. They are truly appreciated!"
"I learned something new about Word and I have used it for over 20 years." ~ JB
"I wanted to let you know that I did finally find full time employment. I want to thank you and the awesome staff for your help...directly related to securing this job, I used the Career Center resources to: apply and forward my resume for the position and complete a phone interview for the position using one of your offices. I do plan to continue to seek the PMI training and certification...so the Metrix learning will be very valuable."
"You always go farther than you need to. I greatly appreciate all your had work." ~O.R.
"This job finding process has really changed. I had no idea. Thank you. I enjoy coming to the center." ~ T.S.
"This is the last workshop and I wasn't going to come, I couldn't think of something you could teach me, but you DID! I have loved these workshops." ~ C.D.
"It is so nice to finally find a place where I feel good my tax dollars are going. Thank you for your support. I wish I had found this sooner!" ~ S.A.G.
"I didn't think I'd learn as much as I have in the workshops, but I did. I'll take more." ~ S.J.M.
Gloria devoted much effort to mastering the excel database, performing mass mailings of up to 3,000 pieces of mail, learning the Square system for point of sale, and expanding a filing system. Perhaps more importantly, she became aware she had drastically underestimated her ability to tackle new experiences. She attacked online learning with gusto as she studied Microsoft Access, greeted the public with confident customer service expertise, and resolved stressful situations as they occurred.
The crew of young men was mostly very good to work with; they were always on time, clean, polite to the public when they were around them. They did any and all that was asked with no complaints. They did so many of the “little things”, tasks I never had time to do that improved the appearance of the property 10 fold. Many times throughout the summer many employees and the public commented on the work they did. I am truly grateful to have had them.
Please, to anyone who is having a hard time finding employment: staff here can direct you and help you. Here’s what helped me: Attending & participating in all job fairs. Taking all classes available. Taking specialized e-metrix classes on-line.
Polly has been an in home Health Aide for years. This inspired her to become a nurse. We were able to help her plan to start a program at the Samaritan School of Nursing. Polly later transferred to Russell Sage College and finished with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She recently passed the boards and is ready to go to work as a Registered Nurse. Congratulations Polly!