Employment Services

Schenectady County One Stop Center

The vision of the One Stop Center is to be a universally accessible Workforce Development System that meets the needs of job seekers and employers and supports economic growth.

The mission of the One Stop Center is to provide enhanced employment opportunities for people and a quality workforce for business by:

  • Promoting collaboration of economic development, education, and training resources.
  • Evaluating the systems performance and quality.
  • Communicating to the public.

Key Operating Principles

  • Promote universal services that provide access to all individuals, particularly those most in need.
  • Create an interchange between employers and job seekers which responds to current and future demand.
  • Improve employment services to job seekers by identifying interests, abilities and prospects; suggesting matches when possible; and referring to area opportunities.

Services Available

  • Employment statistics information on the labor market.
  • Job vacancy listings.
  • Information on job skills necessary to obtain employment.
  • Local occupations in demand and the earnings and skill requirements for such occupations.
  • Job search and placement assistance.
  • Career counseling, job search workshops, and resume preparation.
  • Free telephone, fax, and copier services.
  • Initial assessment, career library, computer use, and internet connection.

Capital Region: Workforce Development Board

Schenectady Youth Employment Program

The Schenectady County Summer Youth Employment Program is a unique opportunity to gain six-weeks of meaningful, on-the-job training during the summer; youth selected for program will be permitted to work for 20 hours per week earning $11.80 per hour through Schenectady Job Training Agency (SJTA).

  • You must be a Schenectady County resident
  • You must be age 14-24 by the application deadline (April 24, 2020)

* Please note: the majority of funding is allocated to youth whose family is receiving TANF (public assistance), SNAP (food stamps), or whose total household income does not exceed 200% of the poverty line

Download the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Application.

Day Care for Low Income Families

Schenectady County is pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2018 the eligibility threshold for low income day care will be increased from 175% of the Federal Poverty Level to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The chart below breaks down the annual income limit based on household size. Those families meeting these new guidelines are encouraged to apply IN PERSON at the Schenectady County Department of Social Services offices located at 106 Erie Boulevard, Schenectady New York.

 New York State Application for Child Care Assistance
 Child Care Application Instructions

2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Size of Family Unit 200% Poverty Level
2 $32,920
3 $41,560
4 $50,200
5 $58,840
6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760
Family with 8 or more $8,640 for each additional