How We Help You
- Individualized attention to your needs including recommended local resources for real estate, public and private education, financial services, cultural and recreational activities, and more
- Career support and professional networking for spouses/partners, including interviews with regional employers, assistance in job searches and introduction to quality personnel firms. Check out Careers in New York’s Capital Region available now, a listing of openings within our CEG Investors.
- Community connections, with a monthly calendar of events and a quarterly newsletter with Talent Connect updates and messages from our partners
- Cultural transitioning tools including a monthly e-newsletter for first-time international new hires
- Professionally guided tours of one of our downtown cities
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Stay up-to-date with Talent Connect- see our Quarterly Newsletter.
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.
- Newcomer’s Almanac – Talent Connect offers international newcomers a monthly newsletter that offers a unique collection of information, advice and cultural interpretation.
Relevant Community Links
Chinese Community Center
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
General Community Resources
Capital Region Cost of Living Index
Capital Region Living
CEG’s Capital Region Profile
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Pride Center of the Capital Region
Times Union 518Life
Upstate New York Autism Alliance
Capital Region Downtown Cities:
Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Columbia County Tourism
Explore Greene County
Lakes to Locks Passage
Rensselaer County Tourism
Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau
Visit Schenectady County
Tourism and Recreation in Warren County
Washington County Tourism
PreK-12 – The Albany Academies; Doane Stuart School
Grades 6-12 – Academy of the Holy Names
K-8 – Woodland Hill Montessori School
Postsecondary – University at Albany Weekend MBA
Language Services – Capital Region Language Center; Empire State English; Capital Accent
College Advisement – College Advisor of New York
School Rankings – Albany Business Review Rankings
Real Estate Resources – Buying/Selling
Real Estate Resources – Renting
Banking and Credit Unions
Ballston Spa National Bank
Bank of America
CAPCOM Federal Credit Union
Saratoga National Bank and Trust
National Union Bank of Kinderhook
Wealth Management and Accounting
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
Taking one of our professionally guided tours soon? Meet our tour guides!
From left to right: Nancy Carpenter– Albany Tour Guide; Kathy Totten– Saratoga Tour Guide; Peter Keyoskey– Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Tour Guide; Tacy Tunney– Albany Tour Guide