How We Help You

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Please see below an abbreviated list of Talent Connect’s resources within the region, including cultural transitioning resources, and community resources such as banking, education, and more.


Cultural Transitioning Resources

Talent Connect offers cultural transitioning resources for newly hired international employees to provide assistance in navigating and adjusting to life in the U.S. With a broad spectrum of partners in our international communities in the Capital Region, our program has become an ongoing key resource for new hires and their families when trying to integrate into the local landscape.  

Relevant Community Links

Chinese Community Center
Hispanic Federation
Indian Resources in the Capital Region
Tricity India Association
Time Warner International Programming
Capital Accent – Specializing in accent modification training and business communications
Capital Region Language Center – Providing programs for over 10 languages with classes in various locations throughout the Capital Region
Empire State English – Providing language services to non-native English speakers

Community Resources

Personnel and Professional Development

Fusco Personnel, Inc.
Linium Recruiting
Walrath Recruiting

Recreational Resources

Capital District YMCA
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

We have an extensive list of resources available to provide to our newcomers in a wide variety of categories. Please contact Talent Connect Program Manager Joanne Cornell for specific resources including religious organizations, language services, medical care, child care, and more.

Questions? CEG’s Talent Connect staff is here to help.

Karen S. Wolff SHRM-CP, PHR, Investor Relations & Talent Connect Coordinator
John Giordano, Program Director
Joanne Cornell, Program Manager

Contact Joanne by email or phone: 518.465.8975 x 222



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