Saratoga County Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to building a strong workforce in our community through various activities. The DSS Employment Unit is responsible for the operation of the Welfare to Work program. This unit works with TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) and Safety Net families and individuals to help them enter the workforce, with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency.

The Employment Unit assists individuals with finding employment and provides assistance with obtaining support services which may be necessary to participate in employment or job-readiness activities.

Saratoga County TA office phone (518) 884-4144 and Fax (518) 884-4251

• Child care assistance for children up to age 13
• Transportation assistance (public and private)
• Adult basic education (high school equivalency preparation, English literacy, English as a Second Language instruction)
• Vocational education
• Job readiness training
• Job skills training
• Job search assistance and referrals
• Work Experience
• Subsidized/unsubsidized employment
• On the job training
• Work-related expenses (clothing, equipment, tools)
• Workplace accommodations (assistance for individuals with work limitations to support participation in employment and training activities)
• Transitional benefits (to provide supports once you become employed

For additional information please see the Temporary Assistance Employment Services Fact Sheet

Please refer to the Resources for Working Families | OTDA website, which provides additional information and resources to working families including potential supports such as: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), free tax preparation, Earned Income Tax Credits, Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and School Breakfast and Lunch Meals.
You can call the Saratoga County TA office at (518) 884-4144 or Fax the office at (518) 884-4251. Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-4pm.