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Schenectady County Connects (Job Training Agency)

Schenectady County Connects is the workforce entity that encompasses Schenectady County Job Training Agency (SJTA) and the New York State Department of Labor One-Stop Career Center/American Job Center which provide universal access to the community to promote self-sustainability and economic growth through a skilled, quality workforce. 

Whether you are a job seeker looking to enter the world of work, an employee in search of training or retention resources, or a business representative in need of quality candidates and networking opportunities – Schenectady Connects is here to help.

Imagine a stronger, more sustainable workforce in Schenectady County.

Through strategic partnering and economic development initiatives, we are addressing key challenges in our region.

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Job Seeker Services

Call (518) 344-2737 or e-mail to make an appointment to meet with one of our employment professionals today for assistance with:

  • Career Counseling 
  • Resume Development and Review
  • Individualized Job Search Assistance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Online Learning Courses
  • In-Person and Virtual Workshops
  • Training Funds for Career Pathways
  • Supportive Services
    • Transportation
    • Professional Attire/Uniforms
    • Childcare
    • Textbooks
    • Technology
  • Financial Well-Being Resources
  • Paid Work Experience
  • Community Referrals
Business Services

Looking to hire?  Click here to complete our Job Posting Request Form.  We support the local businesses through free job advertisements posted to our Facebook and Instagram, @SchenectadyCountyConnects.  This form will be accessible anytime you have an open position that you would like advertised, so make sure to save it for later. Please feel free to reach out with any questions - (518) 344-2737 or

Recruitment Assistance

Retention Support

  • Access to the Capital Region Employer Resource Network
  • Interim Transportation Solutions
  • Childcare Subsidy Program
  • Aptitude Testing and Up-Skilling through Metrix Learning - Prove-It
  • Professional Development and Training
  • On-the-Job Training
    • Employers can receive up to $10,000 in wage-reimbursement
    • Customized training schedules for new-hires
  • Registered Apprenticeships
  • Workplace Safety Information
  • Regional Partnerships
    • Capital Region Workforce Development Board
    • NYS Department of Labor
College and Career Transition Partnerships

Schenectady County Connects builds relationships with students directly within local school districts to instill the concept that career development is a journey. Through this partnership, students, families, and staff will benefit from Schenectady County Connects' knowledge of the current labor market, business insights, community networks, internships, up-to-date resume, interviewing, job readiness skills development. and more

  • Mohonasen Central School District
  • Schenectady City School District
    • Schenectady High School
    • Steinmetz Career and Leadership Academy
    • Big Picture Learning
    • Smart Transfers
    • Washington Irving Educational Center
    • Mont Pleasant Middle School
    • Central Park Middle School
    • Oneida Middle School
Schenectady County Summer 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 $15.00 per hour through Schenectady Job Training Agency (SJTA).

  • You must be a Schenectady County resident.
  • You must be between the ages 14-24 by the start of the program
  • Application:

* 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.


If you are accepted into the Summer Youth Employment Program, you will receive a letter in the mail in May with your interview date & time along with any documentation you are required to submit.

If you are not accepted, your original working papers will be returned to you by mail.
Schenectady County Connects Quarterly Newsletters

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January 2024

October 2023

July 2023

April 2023

January 2023

October 2022

July 2022

April 2022

January 2022

October 2021

July 2021

April 2021

January 2021

October 2020


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