Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
a division of Hudson Valley Community College
Employment Services

The Employment Services staff is interested in your long-term employment success. The following is a list of services provided:

  • Employment Services Centers
    The Center's Employment Services Center, funded by the New York State Education Department's Perkins III allocation, provides a wide variety of resources and services to assist you in your job search and employment success. Services include: state-of-the-art computer equipment; employer job listings and referrals; Internet access; career reference materials; CHOICES career exploration; local newspapers; telephones, facsimile, and copy machines to use for your job search, and more. The center is currently open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Call (518) 273-1900, extension 2270 for up-to-date information. All visitors must sign in with our receptionist.

  • Career Counseling
    One-on-one counseling regarding present skills and training available to develop an attainable career path for long-term success is available. Referral service for employment incentives also is provided.

  • Career and Personal Development Training
    We provide group training and/or individualized counseling with regard to job readiness and preparation, barriers to employment (felony convictions, transportation, child care, disabilities), interviewing skills and preparation, personal presentation skills, job search strategies, job retention, health related issues affecting employment, problem-solving, professionalism in the workplace and more.

  • Resume Profile Development
    An assessment of your employment and training experiences will be discussed in order to develop a concise, professional, and marketable resume to give you the edge in today's job market. Cover letter assistance may also be provided.

  • Portfolio Development
    We assist in the compilation of your resume, business references, recommendation letters, awards and certificates, and other materials that will be helpful in obtaining employment and reaching your career goals.

  • Employment Opportunities - Job Opportunities Center Bulletin Board
    Job opportunities are posted outside the Employment Services Centers and updated frequently. Daily newspapers and Internet access to job postings to those seeking employment.

  • Re-Employment Opportunities
    Our job network is available to all current and former students as well as graduates to help them maintain continuous employment. If you become unemployed, please free to contact one of our employment specialists for assistance and/or utilize the Employment Centers and Job Opportunity Center bulletin board.

  • Internships to gain work experience for the new career training
    In an effort to instill work habits that will improve job retention and enhance long-term employability, responsibility and self-esteem, actively enrolled students have the opportunity to participate in an internship program. Interested students must achieve a required skill level and possess a satisfactory performance in their training program before being placed in internships. In some cases, internships are paid; however, in most situations the internship experience is unpaid.

Please feel free to stop in and visit the Employment Services Center (Room 201 Troy or Albany Room 302) and/or schedule a time to meet with one of our Employment Specialists. The main office number is (518) 273-1900, extension 2770. We look forward to meeting and assisting you in getting and keeping the job that is right for you!