Internet Café Project Teaches Young Adults Skills, Helps The Community

Oneida County Workforce Development has already begun instilling valuable lessons into its summer employees, through our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). One of this year’s programs offered due to expanded funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is a construction project at the Veterans Outreach Center in Utica, in which a group of young adults aged 19-24 are converting a part of the long-closed building into an Internet Café.

Seminars to Assist Property Owners Create Lead-Safe Housing

HUD Grant Addresses Lead Issues in 190 City Units
     Property owners in Cornhill and West Utica can learn if they’re eligible and get assistance in applying for $2 million dollars that has been awarded the City of Utica at one of three seminars to be held this month, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Utica Mayor David Roefaro announced jointly, today.

Picente Supports Microstamping; Bill Passes State Assembly, Awaits State Senate Consideration

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced his support for ammunition microstamping. Microstamping is a technology that uses a laser to make engravings on the internal mechanism of a gun. This is done so that when the gun is fired, this specific engraving is imprinted onto the casing, identifying which gun the casing came from. This legislation would mean all new models of all semiautomatic firearms manufactured in the state would possess the capability of microstamping ammunition.

Picente Announces More Funding For Oneida County Summer Jobs Program

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr today announced that Oneida County will receive $364,623 in state-allocated Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds to support this summer’s Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program. This funding comes in addition to more than $600,000 available for youth programs through the federal American Recovery and Re-investment Act.

Picente Announces Oneida County Partnership Plan

 Terms of Agreement of Plan to
 Resolve Oneida Indian Nation Issues

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced the terms of a proposed agreement between Oneida County and the Oneida Indian Nation of New York to resolve multiple land and tax issues. “The purpose of this agreement is to allow us to move forward as partners for the greater good of all the people of this region,” Picente said. “We cannot rewrite the past, but we can write the future in bold strokes of achievement if we are willing to see the future as allies and not adversaries.” 

Picente: County Helps Job-Seekers Find Parking While Looking for Work at Working Solutions in Utica

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has arranged for Oneida County residents coming to Utica’s Working Solutions office in the State Office Building to park for up to three hours in city of Utica-operated open parking lots, such as the one on Union Street right across from the State Office Building in Utica.