The Capital Region Workforce Development Board (WDB) is composed of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the Chief Elected Officials of the City of Albany, Albany County, Rensselaer County, and Schenectady County. The WDB strives to strengthen the skills of the Capital Region’s workforce through partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations. The Workforce Development Board sponsors the three (3) Career Centers in the region that offer a variety of programs designed to help adults and youth identify career pathways and get the appropriate training and skills. Programs are funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The Career Centers also support and provide services to businesses, including employee recruitment, training, and business retention programs. The Capital Region Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
21 education institutions, including world-renowned research universities and nationally ranked schools.
Albany is ranked #3 in U.S. News’ “10 Best Places to Find a Job in Technology.”
Albany is ranked #4 on ZipRecruiter’s list of the fastest-growing tech job markets.
WIOA requires a “One-Stop” Delivery System where more than 24 state and local agency partners are tasked with delivering a universally accessible, integrated system of labor market information and education/training programs. One-Stop Career Centers are accountable for the results of their work.
Labor market information
Job search assistance
Free office resources
(telephone, fax, copies)
Employee search assistance