Employment

Employment Services and Resources to Kick-Start Your Career

The first step to getting a job is preparation. Whether you have job experience, are looking for a new opportunity, or are entering the workforce for the first time, our employment counselors can give you the tools to plan your path to success. L.E.A.P.’s employment counselors will help you:

  • Identify your skills
  • Put together a resume
  • Master job interview skills
  • Learn strategies for job searching

LEAP is a proud member of the American Job Center Network, and works closely with other similar agencies as a part of the Greater Capital Region Career Centers. Together with our GCRCC partners, we strive to provide access to resources, tools, and workshops to best prepare and support job seekers in our region. To view the current schedule of FREE virtual workshops, click here! To register, just click on the workshop that interests you.

 

We are L.E.A.P., a community action agency in Fort Edward that serves all of Washington County NY. You may have heard of us by a different name in the past. We decided we needed to lead with a name that matches our purpose and values. When you think of L.E.A.P., we want you to know that we spring to action and help individuals achieve new heights by providing professional employment resources and job seeker assistance.

The E in L.E.A.P. stands for employment. We believe that by creating access to resources, individuals have the opportunity to seek and secure employment, as well as build skills, strategies, and goals for a lifetime.

If you need help finding a job in Washington County, we’re here for you. Our counselors can help you craft the perfect cover letter and resume and can answer any questions you may have about which career option or path is right for you. If lack of access to technology is hindering your job search, don’t worry; L.E.A.P. has computers, a phone, fax machine, and copier you can use.

We also offer multiple employment services for youth and adults, including a Summer Youth Employment Program that helps teenagers find summer jobs in Washington County.

GED prep classes are available for Washington County residents as well. Youth who have not completed high school and are looking to get a high school equivalency diploma are welcome to take test prep classes twice a week at 68 Bay Road in Queensbury. GED classes for adults are given through BOCES at their Glens Falls and Saratoga locations.

We are committed to focusing on community and individual well-being through employment. If you are seeking opportunities to move forward in your job or career or if you have questions, we can help.

L.E.A.P. is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and the designated Career Center for Washington County.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.