Career Center Workshops

Saratoga County Career Center Announces May Virtual Workshops Schedule

Free Career Workshops Provided by the Greater Capital Region Career Centers

April 30, 2024

BALLSTON SPA, NY — The Saratoga County Career Center in conjunction with the Greater Capital Region Career Centers will hold the following free virtual career workshops during May:


May 1 at 10AM: Resume Development. This workshop presents the basics of a powerful and effective cover letter including formatting, tailoring to the job, and getting through the online application process to land an interview. Please have a rough draft of your resume with you. Facilitated by Rensselaer & Columbia-Greene.

May 8 at 10AM: Goal Setting. This workshop explores how goal setting works, why goals are important, and provides helpful resources to get you started to reach your dreams. Facilitated by Washington and Albany.

May 14 at 10:30AM: Interview Preparation. Learn how to articulate your strengths, what questions to expect, how to address difficult topics, and ace the interviewing process. Facilitated by Schenectady.

May 22 at 11AM: Completing Job Applications. Statistics show approximately 50% of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system to screen candidates for job opportunities. Learn how to prepare your online application to get the most visibility from hiring managers. Facilitated by Warren and Washington.

May 23 at 10:30AM: Networking. Networking is your strategic tool for cultivating lasting relationships, fostering professional growth, and unlocking opportunities. Join us for an approachable journey to understanding networking. Facilitated by Warren and Albany.

May 28 at 11AM: Overcoming Barriers. Join an informal discussion about how to overcome potential stumbling blocks to finding a job. Whether you’re facing transportation needs, childcare needs, prior justice system involvement, inexperience, health concerns or more, this workshop will provide you with resources and strategies to help you meet your goals. Facilitated by Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie.

May 28 at 1:30PM: Social Media. Your social media presence can make or break your ability to find a job. Learn how to use social media to your advantage in searching for a job and marketing yourself to land the job or career you’ve always wanted. Facilitated by Schenectady.

Registration is required for all workshops. Visit to register or call the Saratoga County Career Center at (518) 884-4170 for more information. The workshops are offered as part of the Saratoga County Career Center’s WorkPays! workforce education campaign.

The Saratoga County Department of Workforce Development provides comprehensive training and employment services to residents through its Career Center and works with local businesses to attract and retain the local workforce.

The Greater Capital Region Career Centers is a group of local county and city-based Career Centers and partners that coordinate services to address the workforce needs of the Greater Capital Region by providing a variety of career and workforce resources, training opportunities, and more. Members include Capital Region Workforce New York; Columbia-Green Workforce NY; City of Albany Career Center; L.E.A.P; Rensselaer County Career Center; Saratoga County Career Center; Schenectady County Connects; Warren County Career Center; Workforce Solutions System of Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie Counties.



Saratoga County to Hold Free Narcan Training & Distribution in Halfmoon Monday April 29

April 26, 2024

HALFMOON, NY – Saratoga County will hold a free Narcan training and distribution event on Monday, April 29, 2024, from 4PM to 6PM at the Halfmoon Town Hall in the Town of Halfmoon (2 Halfmoon Town Plaza, Halfmoon, NY 12065). This distribution event is in partnership with the Saratoga County Department of Health, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Town of Halfmoon.


Participants will learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and administer nasal Narcan, which takes approximately 10 minutes. Participants will receive a free Narcan rescue kit, which includes two doses of Narcan, a rescue breathing face shield, a certificate of training, a drug disposal system, and a mental health and substance use disorder resource guide.

Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, is a safe medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. It only works on opioids, such as heroin, prescription pain medications and fentanyl, but it is safe to use even if opioids are not present. 911 should always be called after administering Naloxone. New York State’s Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing.

Residents who are unable to attend the distribution can request an overdose rescue kit at


Career Expo 2024

Saratoga County Announces Career Expo 2024

More than 80 Businesses from Various Industries; Job Seekers Encouraged to Attend

April 17, 2024

Saratoga County officials today announced the “Saratoga County Career Expo 2024” will be held April 23, 2024, from 10AM to 3PM at the Saratoga Springs City Center (522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs).


Job seekers from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to attend this large-scale hiring event that includes more than 80 employers from the private and public sector who are seeking candidates with various backgrounds, skill sets, and experience levels. Those attending will be able to connect with business representatives from fields including government, customer service, manufacturing, food service, hospitality, human services, law enforcement, skilled trades, and more.

Individuals attending should bring multiple copies of their resume. Walk-ins are welcome, but job seekers are encouraged to register on the County’s website at to receive event updates.

Sponsored by Saratoga County Workforce Development and Saratoga County Economic Development Corporation, the event is tailored to meet the diverse needs of businesses and job seekers across various industries.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Saratoga County Workforce Development at (518) 884-4170.


America’s Turning Point

Saratoga: America’s Turning Point Presents the 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium & Bus Tour

Event Part of Saratoga County’s commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution and Battles of Saratoga

April 15, 2024

SCHUYLERVILLE, NY — The Saratoga County 250th Commission today announced the 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium will be held on May 4th from 8:15AM to 3:30PM at the Old Saratoga American Legion Post, 6 Clancy St. in Schuylerville, NY. As an enhancement to the Symposium, a bus tour of historic sites will be offered May 5th.


General registration for the symposium is $130 and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch. The guided bus tour is $75 and includes a box lunch. Those interested can register for both the symposium and tour or just one event by visiting the Saratoga250 website,

The Women in War Symposium features dynamic speakers who will present on topics related to the roles women played during the American Revolution. Whether patriot or loyalist, wealthy or impoverished, females were deeply affected by the war in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, exhibitors, book-signings, augmented reality demonstrations and more will be on display throughout the day.

Departing from the beautiful Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Sunday’s event will be a thoughtfully curated tour with returning expert guide Pat Niles. The tour will take place from 10AM to 2PM, highlighting several lesser-known stories of women in the Saratoga Campaign.

Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian and Chair of the Saratoga County 250th Commission said, “Carrying momentum from last year’s successful event, we are excited to announce five new speakers who will discuss recent scholarship related to the variety of roles women played in the American Revolution. The new venue will offer larger space while still located in the historic Village of Schuylerville. We encourage history buffs to sign up today for this fun and educational event.”

Christine T. Valosin: Revolutionary War Women at Schuyler’s Saratoga Estate, 1775 – 1783

Friederike Baer: With the Battle of Saratoga our Misfortunes Began, Friederike Riedesel in the War for American Independence

Vincent Albert Carretta: Phillis Wheatley Peters on War and Peace

Elizabeth Mauer: Martha Washington Goes to Camp

Holly A. Mayer: Taking Fire: Margaret Corbin at Fort Washington

Bruce M. Venter: Head of Faculty and Master of Ceremonies

America’s Turning Point is a multi-year celebration of Saratoga County’s pivotal role in the American Revolution culminating in 2027 with the 250th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga.

To register or for more information, please visit


Donate Life Month

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner Announces Start of Donate Life Month

Annual initiative aims to encourage organ donation enrollment

April 1, 2024

BALLSTON SPA – Saratoga County Clerk Craig A. Hayner today announced the kickoff of a month-long initiative to encourage residents to register as organ donors when they visit any of the three Saratoga County Department of Motor Vehicles locations.


The Saratoga County DMV is teaming up with Donate Life New York State in observance of National Donate Life Month, celebrating the lifesaving impact made by organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Donate Life NYS is the statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State through collaborative advocacy, education, research, and promotion.

“We are proud to support Donate Life New York State in its mission to continue to grow the organ donor database,” Hayner said. “While thousands of lives are saved each year through organ donation, thousands more remain on the waitlist. That’s why we take the DMV’s role in increasing enrollment very seriously.”

While more than 3,500 lifesaving organ transplants were performed in state last year, nearly 8,000 New Yorkers remain on the national organ transplant waitlist. In 2023, approximately 400 patients awaiting an organ transplant in New York State died because the organ needed to save their lives was not donated in time.

The theme of 2024’s Donate Life Month, “Donors Are SuperStars!” takes its inspiration from the nighttime sky and was chosen because stars remind us that even in the darkest night, there is light.

“During April — and every month — the Saratoga County DMV offers visitors the opportunity to be ‘superstars’ by enrolling in the New York State Donate Life Registry when conducting a license, permit, or non-driver ID transaction,” Hayner said.

As part of the local effort, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors earlier this month unanimously passed a resolution recognizing April as Donate Life Month, encouraging staff members of Saratoga County departments and agencies to participate in the Donate Life’s “Blue and Green Day,” which is April 12.

Saratoga County’s enrollment has increased steadily in the years since the County DMV began promoting Donate Life Month in 2014. According to the most recent statistics from Donate Life NYS, at the end of 2023, 71% of the eligible population in Saratoga County was enrolled in the registry. This reflects a steady uptick in donor registry enrollment in Saratoga County, rising from 39% in 2013 to about 54% in 2018 and over 61% in 2020.

“The rise in organ donor enrollments in Saratoga County over the past several years is quite remarkable,” Hayner said. “But there is still more work to be done to ensure all those who need life-saving organ donations get them.”

Statewide, 83% of donors sign up while completing a transaction at a DMV. According to Donate Life NYS Executive Director Aisha Tator, DMVs throughout the state have already helped nearly 6 million New Yorkers enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. “By providing the opportunity for the public to enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry, they are the key to saving and healing the lives of the thousands of New Yorkers in need of a transplant,” Tator said.

All New Yorkers aged 16 and older can enroll in the New York State Donor Registry, regardless of their medical history. The enrollment option is available on forms used to apply for or renew a driver’s license or non-driver identification card. New Yorkers can also enroll in the registry while applying for health insurance through the New York State of Health and on voter registration forms. In addition, online enrollment is available at any time at

Additionally, New Yorkers can show their support for organ and tissue donation by purchasing a “Life-Pass It On” custom license plate from the DMV or making a voluntary $1 contribution to organ transplant research, education and donation promotion projects by checking off the box when applying for or renewing their driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID.


America’s Turning Point

Saratoga: America’s Turning Point to host Free Advanced Screening of PBS Show Featuring Saratoga County

“Saratoga Revolutionary Road Trip” by Emmy nominated producer, host, writer, Darley Newman to air on WMHT this spring

April 10, 2024

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Saratoga County and Saratoga: America’s Turning Point officials invite the public to a free advanced screening of PBS’ upcoming Revolutionary Road Trip episode featuring Saratoga County. The event is at 5:30PM on Monday, April 22, 2024, at Universal Preservation Hall (25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs). To attend, please register at


Produced by Travels with Darley in coordination with Saratoga: America’s Turning Point, Saratoga County Historian and Chair of the Saratoga County 250th Commission Lauren Roberts takes Emmy nominated host, producer, and writer, Darley Newman to fascinating local revolutionary sites and to some of the amazing amenities Saratoga County offers destination travelers during this Saratoga centric episode.

In addition to the Saratoga Battlefield and historic sites, the episode highlights local businesses including Adirondack Trust Co., Caffe Lena, Hatsational, Hattie’s, Impressions, Morrisey’s, Olde Bryan Inn, Revolutionary Rail, Saratoga Apple, Saratoga Arms, Saratoga Tea & Honey, Stewart’s, and Walt & Whitman.

Heading into the nation’s 250th anniversary, Saratoga County’s Revolutionary Road Trip episode will air in 97% of PBS national markets, including WMHT in the Capital Region, this spring. It will continue to air and stream across multiple services in future years, promoting Saratoga County as a premier heritage tourism destination.

Event Details
Start Time: 5:30pm, 25-minute episode screening will begin at 6:30pm following brief introductory remarks at 6pm
Location: Universal Preservation Hall 25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
• Join us for a casual after-work reception.
• Mingle with heritage enthusiasts & Saratoga region hospitality leaders.
• Learn more about the County’s Saratoga 250th plans and how it will help revive America’s Turning Point with new generations of Americans and visitors from near and far.
• Hear from founding benefactors about the important opportunity to celebrate Saratoga’s Revolutionary heritage.
Register today for this free community event.

Saratoga: America’s Turning Point is Saratoga County’s official commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War, the Battles of Saratoga, and the significant role these battles played in the founding of our country. Guided by the Saratoga County 250th Commission of the Anniversary of the Revolutionary War and supported by the Campaign for Saratoga 250, Saratoga: America’s Turning Point’s mission is to promote historical preservation, educational enrichment, and heritage tourism surrounding the events of the American Revolution that took place in what is now Saratoga County.

For more information about Saratoga: America’s Turning Point please visit


Career Expo 2024

Saratoga County Seeking Businesses for its Career Expo

April 3, 2024

Saratoga County officials are seeking businesses to take part in its “Saratoga County Career Expo.” Businesses of all sizes and sectors are encouraged to register for this large-scale hiring event, where they will be able to recruit and connect with multiple candidates with various backgrounds, skill sets, and experience levels.


Registration is free and open now through April 10; businesses can register on the County’s website at The event will take place April 23, 2024, from 10AM to 3PM at the Saratoga Springs City Center (522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs).

Sponsored by Saratoga County Workforce Development and Saratoga County Economic Development Corporation, the event is tailored to meet the diverse needs of businesses across various industries. Whether you’re a burgeoning startup, a mid-sized enterprise, or an established corporation, this event offers a dynamic environment to engage with skilled professionals and forge meaningful connections.

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Phil Barrett (Clifton Park) said, “Saratoga County Board of Supervisors recognizes the crucial role that businesses play in driving economic growth and fostering community development. The Saratoga County Career Expo presents an invaluable opportunity for businesses to tap into a rich reservoir of talent from across the region. We encourage any business with current openings to register today.”

Saratoga Economic Development Corporation President Greg Connors said, “Saratoga County is open for business and a key part to our success will be the availability of a ready, willing, and well-trained workforce. Many opportunities are currently available in every economic development sector and at SEDC we encourage all our Member/Stakeholders to register and participate in this well-organized and we anticipate, well-attended workforce development opportunity.”

Businesses attending will be able to enhance their recruitment efforts through:
• Networking Opportunities: Engage with a diverse pool of candidates from various backgrounds and skill sets. Hold face-to-face, on the spot interviews and interact with candidates to assess soft skills, cultural fit, and communication abilities in real time.
• Brand Visibility: Elevate your brand presence and market your company’s unique value proposition to attract top-tier talent and distinguish yourself in a competitive landscape.
• Community Engagement: Demonstrate your commitment to the local community by actively participating in this community-focused event and fostering meaningful connections with local stakeholders.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Saratoga County Workforce Development at (518) 884-4170.



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