CLIENTS IN THE NEWS
July 26, 2021
Utica Observer-Dispatch / Herkimer Times-Telegram: Want a job in the tech sector but lack training? CanCode Communities is here to help
Local residents who think they can't land a technology job because they lack a college degree should think again. CanCode Communities is coming to Herkimer, and that is good news for both employers and potential workers.
July 21, 2021
AlbanyCanCode, the training program for new software programmers around the Capital Region and beyond, has changed its name to CanCode Communities in a major re-branding effort.
July 20, 2021
The software and computer training nonprofit CanCode Communities on Wednesday officially announced its rebrand added four new affiliates to its group of programs.
July 8, 2021
The Walton Theatre is throwing it back to 1996 this weekend in celebration of the 25th anniversary under its current operators. Rehabilitation Support Services will resurrect the first film shown under its ownership, Jan de Bont’s 1996 disaster film “Twister,” at 1996 ticket prices on Thursday, July 8, at 7 p.m.
June 28, 2021
Wojeski & Co., an accounting, tax, financial and business advisory firm based on Wolf Road, has become a member firm of Russell Bedford International, a global network of CPA firms.
June 27, 2021
Albany Business Review: Wojeski & Co. joins international network in order to serve clients with business abroad
Wojeski & Co. is building its international accounting expertise by joining a global professional network, Russell Bedford International, that will let the firm serve existing and new clients that do business worldwide.
June 24, 2021
For unemployed or under-employed people, SUNY Adirondack is offering free short-term IT training starting in July. The education will be provided by the non-profit AlbanyCanCode. The Workforce Readiness Academies Program, or WRAP, has two courses: front end web development and ‘Python’ programming language for data analytics.
June 24, 2021
A business survey finds with employees returning to workplaces, employers are planning for workforce growth at a time when hiring has become more difficult. According to the latest Alaant Hiring Index released this week, employers are hiring and optimistic about further job growth as the economy recovers. But overshadowing those expectations: 4 of 5 employers surveyed say they can’t find qualified candidates.
June 23, 2021
As Capital Region workers return to the offices and businesses start hiring as pandemic restrictions go away, companies are facing a historic challenge finding qualified job candidates, the latest Alaant Workforce Solutions hiring survey found.
June 22, 2021
Capital Region companies are significantly less open to allowing remote work than they were during the height of the pandemic — a traditional stance that will ultimately be a hindrance in the tight labor market, said Miriam Dushane of Alaant Workforce Solutions.
June 22, 2021
Alaant Workforce Solutions has released its spring hiring index and the data shows employees are coming back to the office. But there is a significant challenge: 4 out of 5 employers say they can’t find qualified candidates.
June 19, 2021
This monthly segment profiling a local business that is a member of the EO Capital District features David Wojeski, founding partner at Wojeski & Company CPAs, P.C., who discusses how the chapter came to be, and how it's helped him grow his business.
June 9, 2021
Albany Business Review: How a little-known COVID tax provision could help bring back the business lunch
Kevin Kelly, a senior manager and CPA with Wojeski & Co., said businesses through the end of 2022 can claim 100% of food and beverage expenses paid to restaurants, up from 50%.
June 4, 2021
During the pandemic, the workplace went from the cubicle to the living room for many. “It’s here to stay for a while, if not for a long while,” said Tom Schin, with Albany staffing firm Alaant Workforce Solutions. He says employees are enjoying the benefits of remote working, including a better work-life balance, seeing family more often, and reduced commute time.
June 3, 2021
For CanCode, it means its training programs — including in-person classes — will be further expanded in New York City. "What's unique and different about this particular program is the scale and also the partnerships,” said CanCode founder Annmarie Lanesey.
June 3, 2021
Business owners and executives say they have had trouble finding the help they need, a problem that threatens to slow the region’s economic recovery post-Covid. Miriam Dushane, managing partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, said Alaant is getting calls from organizations that wouldn’t have used recruiters in the past.
May 28, 2021
An important community presence since 1914, the Walton Theatre is operated by Rehabilitation Support Services, a unique arrangement that provides training and employment opportunities to individuals recovering from mental health challenges.
May 24, 2021
Albany Business Review: After biggest year ever, AlbanyCanCode plans for more growth — and a new name
The workforce development program AlbanyCanCode — soon to be rebranded CanCode — reached more students than ever last year, a testament to both demand for the tech training and the ability of virtual classes to reach more people.
March 27, 2021
This is a look at how the Times Union Center is working to keep people safe during this weekend's NCAA men's Ice Hockey Regional. It is a partnership with Shepherd Communication & Security of Albany.
March 26, 2021
The Times Union Center said Thursday that it’s reopening this weekend with the help of body temperature readers designed by Shepherd Communication & Security.
March 15, 2021
The Daily Gazette: Schenectady County addresses pent up demand for weddings, meetings of up to 150 attendees
Richard Ruzzo, managing partner of Shepherd Communication and Security of Albany, said the county and fellow technology integrators want to help organizers with their creation of thermal kiosks. The kiosks allow guests to enter a venue quickly and efficiently, take temperatures and check for face-mask compliance, Ruzzo said.
March 5, 2021
In this episode of Upstate Issues, one of The BRIDGE Network's founders, Miriam Dushane of Alaant Workforce Solutions, talks about the diversity of the people involved, the ways they hope to make meaningful change, and how existing resources can be brought together to increase workforce diversity.
March 4, 2021
Spectrum News Albany: Albany company develops technology to speed up COVID-related temperature checks
SUNY Poly bought the customized EBT system from Shepherd Communications and Security in Albany. “This technology has been in existence for quite some time overseas, and it’s now becoming very popular in the United States with the onset of COVID-19,” said Bob Guillerault, one of the managing members at Shepherd.
March 4, 2021
In the six months since they’ve teamed up, Rick Jones and Dave Wojeski have tackled various challenges, including training new employees, communicating regularly with clients virtually or in-person, and trying to maintain a loose, upbeat office culture while some of the more than 50 people on staff — including college interns — work from home.
February 17, 2021
Albany Business Review: Zones offers guaranteed interviews to this semester’s AlbanyCanCode students
IT services company Zones is offering guaranteed interviews for software jobs to students of the nonprofit AlbanyCanCode. Annmarie Lanesey, founder and CEO of AlbanyCanCode, said Zones has been working with the nonprofit for about a year, but this is the first time a company has offered guaranteed interviews for students.
February 4, 2021
Alaant Workforce Solutions, an employee recruitment firm in Colonie, has again been recognized as one of the top-rated recruitment firms in North America by ClearlyRated, a Portland, Ore., firm that provides research on professional service firms.
February 1, 2021
“The workplace you see today is here to stay. Employers that accept it, adjust to it, and advance with it will reap long-term dividends,” said Miriam Dushane, managing partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions.
January 29, 2021
The Daily Gazette: New skin temperature technology enforces COVID safety at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
This new addition to their routine is courtesy of local company Shepherd Communication & Security, which introduced its Elevated Body Temperature technology just a couple of months into lockdown last year. After vetting a few different technologies, the district realized the EBT was exactly what they needed.
January 22, 2021
Laura Brown, licensed physical therapist and massage therapist, celebrated the ribbon cutting for her practice's new location on Thursday. Brown, who also holds a state certification for a Women Business Enterprise, is the only licensed Calmare therapist in the Capital Region.
January 21, 2021
Capital Region Calmare & Massage, a New York state-certified women-owned business enterprise, is now open in Clifton Park, offering a safe alternative treatment for those suffering from pain caused by a nerve.
January 19, 2021
Albany Business Review: Shepherd Communication & Security grows after offering thermal imaging equipment
Shepherd Communication & Security designed new body temperature readers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, spurring growth for the company in multiple areas last year.
January 12, 2021
Albany Times Union: Capital Region business professionals launch network to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity
Led by Miriam Dushane, managing partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, and Walter Thorne, ad director of the Albany Business Review, Capital Region business professionals have launched a nonprofit called The BRIDGE Network to help bring individuals, businesses, and communities together with the mission of providing better access of information and resources to businesses working on promoting inclusion, diversity, and equity in the workplace and beyond.
January 5, 2021
Capital Region Calmare & Massage, the region's first licensed provider of electrical stimulation Calmare treatment for nerve pain, is opening its new location at 800 Route 146, Suite 492 in Clifton Park.