Employment Services

SCAP is Your Employment Services Center.

Schenectady Community
Action Program

913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
518-374-9181

Monday-Friday | 8:30 am-4:30 pm Wednesday until 6:30 pm

SCAP Employment Services

1040 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010
518-212-0007

Gloversville Public Library
58 E Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
518-212-0007

Your Neighborhood Resource Center

Whether you are unemployed or looking to change careers, our services are geared to help you find the right career for you. By enrolling in our classes, you open the door to a brighter future.

We Help you Realize and Free Your Potential

Our employment services are for people who are financially struggling to make ends meet, TANF recipients, or those who have recently lost their primary income due to death, divorce or other means.

Whether you are unemployed or looking to change careers, our services are geared to help you find the right career for you. By enrolling in our classes, you open the door to a brighter future.

  • We can help you realize your potential and prepare for the challenges of today’s job market.
  • Identify Your Skills through individualized self-assessment and goal setting.
  • Job Preparation is our focus. Our classes emphasize the skills you need to meet the challenges of today’s workforce.
  • Training and Education Opportunities are available. Enroll in one of these occupational tracks: Community Health Worker, EKG, Phlebotomy, Medical Administrative Assistant Program, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, a Direct line to the Carpenter’s Union (if qualified), and more.
  • Job Placement, Support, and Retention is the cherry on the cake. You will develop a customized resume and learn job search strategies that really work. We specialize in helping you find and retain a job through our career counseling and case management services.
Sound Interesting? Want MORE information? Call 518.212.0007 or sign up through our online portal to see if you qualify.

Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP)

SCAP’s Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) provides classroom training and formal job search assistance that is geared to help individuals learn the skills they need to become gainfully employed and succeed in the workplace. One-week to four-week class sessions meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. SCAP operates two DHP Centers, located in Amsterdam and Gloversville.

Mohawk Valley Employer Resource Network (MVERN)

Mohawk Valley Employer Resource Network logo

The Employer Resource Network (ERN) is an innovative, employer-based model that pulls together a consortium of small to mid-sized businesses to provide job retention services, work supports, and training opportunities for under-resourced and high-stressed employees, many of whom may need to access community resources.

On-site Confidential Resource for Employees

Success Coaches serve as a direct conduit to community resources & services that provide fast relief for many issues that employees face, including reliable transportation, workplace conflict, childcare, housing challenges, family challenges, etc.

Success Coaches are a confidential service available to assist employees through difficult work, home, or life issues. We connect employees with resources, advocate for and coach them through real life situations like receiving a disconnect notice from National Grid or some financial stress due to debt, student loans or just making ends meet.

The onsite Success Coach is a confidential resource that employees can access on a predictable, ongoing basis.

Pathway Home

SCAP’s Pathway Home grants offer valuable support to organizations that provide reentry services to improve employment outcomes for adults involved in the criminal justice system. Grant recipients will offer individuals a variety of services designed to help ease their transition back to society, including education and training, job preparation, case management and needs assessments, career exploration and planning, legal assistance, counseling, and assistance connecting to other important social services.

  • Individuals in the Schenectady County Jail (SCJ) for 20 - 180 days.
  • Individuals must be interested in continuting their education through trainings, at no cost to them.
  • Individuals must be interested in looking for a job that will pay a wage they can live on.
  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older.

Core services provided: intensive case management, career exploration, pre-employment basic skills training, high school diploma equivalency preparation, peer mentoring, treatment referral, legal assistance, no cost formal workforce training in various tracks leading to an Industry Recognized Certification, job placement and long-term job stability supports.

If you know someone interested in learning more about this program please contact Meredith at SCAP, 518-374-9181.

To learn more about MVERN contact:

Elise Martin
518.374.9181
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For more information on the ERN model please visit:

Employers currently served by the Mohawk Valley Employer Resource Network

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  • Phone: 518-374-9181
  • Fax: 518-374-9190
  • 913 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12307

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