Youth & Workforce Services
Message from the Commissioner
Welcome to the City of Albany’s website for its Department of Youth & Workforce Services. This Department provides a wide array of services to youth and families intended to enrich the lives they serve and improve the quality of life of this community.
Please take a moment to review the programs an initiatives that are part of the vision of the Mayor of Albany. We at the Department of Youth & Workforce Services remain committed to quality level programs that will serve anyone in the community with such needs. Our programs contain hope and offer a positive future and an enriched sense of community.
John D'Antonio, Commissioner
The City of Albany Department of Youth & Workforce Services was created by Mayor Gerald D. Jennings as part of his plan to reorganize City government in the late 1990’s.
The mission of this Department is two-fold:
The Youth Division of the Department works cooperatively with all facets of the local community to plan, develop and coordinate services which will enrich and further develop the lives of our young people. Some of the programs that are currently offered include:
Service Navigation System
Summer Youth Employment Program
Truancy Abatement Program
The Department also manages and oversees the “One-Stop” Employment Center called Career Central. The mission of this unit is to provide enhanced employment opportunities for people and a quality workforce for business in the Capital Region. It works in conjunction with the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board (CRWIB) to provide a universally accessible workforce development system in this region that meets the needs of jobseekers and employers and supports economic growth.
Please navigate through the links on the left to learn more about the programs Youth & Workforce Services offers.
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 434-5723
Fax: (518) 434-9742