Ulster County to fast-track job opportunities

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KINGSTON – The pandemic has resulted in a shift in jobs as some occupations have recovered faster than others.

As a result, Ulster County is joining forces with other organizations to identify job opportunities, said County Economic Development Director Tim Weideman. 

“We are working with the Council of Industry and our partners at SBDC, SUNY Ulster, and the SBA, on a new program that we are tentatively calling the Fast-Track Workforce Platform that will help to be able to identify the jobs that are available in these manufacturers and related businesses, identify the skills that they need, both for entry-level positions and experienced positions to be able to start recruiting the candidates that can fill those positions,” he said.

Weideman and County Executive Patrick Ryan briefed the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce about how the pandemic has impacted businesses and their recovery.