Young Woman With Safety GlassesJobs Waiting is a free, federally-funded job training program that prepares you for careers and connects you with employers in the region’s fastest growing industries.


The Hudson Valley region is home to some of the largest biotech companies in the nation. It is the epicenter for the biotech industry in New York State. Employers include biotech giants Regeneron, Acorda Therapeutics, and ContraFect; pharmaceutical companies Novartis, Sapience and Pfizer; plus labs, research institutions, medical device companies, and other life sciences organizations. Employment opportunities include laboratory technicians, health and safety specialists, laboratory assistants, and research associates, among others.


Also known as a hub of healthcare innovation, the Hudson Valley has thousands of skilled positions at hundreds of healthcare organizations across the region. Opportunities abound in large health systems, such as Montefiore, Northwell Health, and NewYork-Presbyterian; regional health organizations like Crystal Run, CareMount, and ENT and Allergy Associates; plus many more medical practices, long-term care facilities, and home health organizations. Available positions include medical coding and billing specialists, ultrasound technicians, registered and licensed practical nurses, clinician assistants, and more.


Information Technology
There’s a shortage of skilled workers in the information technology industry, which has more open positions than any other sector of the job market. Because every sector has increasing needs for IT services, opportunities exist across industries in areas including cloud computing, mobile payment technology, big data, telecommunications, and general IT management. Job opportunities may be available at corporate giants such as IBM, MasterCard, and PepsiCo, specialized businesses like Broadview Networks and Progressive Computing, plus hundreds of small and medium-sized companies across the region. Jobs include database administrator, network specialist, web developer, software engineer, and more.


Advanced Manufacturing
Advances in technology have impacted the manufacturing sector, which continues to grow and evolve in the Hudson Valley. Solar, aerospace, automotive, and 3-D printing are some of the exciting industries that are growing in the region. Opportunities for mechanical engineers, HVAC technicians, computer-controlled machinery operators, and programmers await for individuals who gain skills that advanced manufacturers demand.



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