Ginsberg’s will help people on probation in Columbia County seeking employment

HUDSON — Ginsberg’s Foods will work with a new program the Columbia County Probation Department started to help people get jobs while on probation so they have productive prospects upon release.

The Columbia County Probation Department started its new five-week long Ready, Set, Work! program, under the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, in September. The program provides qualified candidates under probation supervision with classes that teach skills needed to get a job while on probation.

“This is something we just started this year,” said Columbia County Probation Department Director Vincent Doto. “We had our first session in September.”

The county probation department sent one of its officers, Gavin Cipollino, an offender workforce development specialist, to a state training program, with no cost to the county, to be able to provide classes to people on probation that teach them where to find job listings, how to apply for jobs and the people skills needed to keep jobs once they get hired.

The program sessions last five weeks and consist of two, two-hour classes per week.

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