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Thanks to the ARPA program funded by the Albany For All initiative, Shilo Banker, a recently promoted city employee, had the chance to explore various career opportunities and create a path for herself. After thirteen years in healthcare, Shilo sought a change in pace. She returned to school to further her education, diligently working towards obtaining her graduate degree in Marketing. Exploring job opportunities in the City, she joined as a Social Media Intern for the Department of Recreation. Within 9 months in the position, she earned a promotion to a full-time role.

The comprehensive program encompasses 35 fully-funded projects, including initiatives focused on fostering community spaces, creating workforce opportunities and supporting affordable housing and homeownership.


A dynamic municipal employee recruitment and retention marketing campaign recently launched in Albany. This initiative is making waves across digital platforms, showcasing the diverse and fulfilling career opportunities available within the City.

With over 200 vacancies across 20 offices and departments, the campaign is addressing the need to fill positions at every entry point into the workforce. Job openings range from laborers and police officers to telecommunication specialists, assessment aides, accountants, and more. #JoinAlbany is shedding light on the rewarding careers currently offered to over 1,300 city workers.  The campaign targets high school graduates, college alumni, and local residents, presenting the city as a promising career destination.

This comprehensive effort is set to  create a consistent branding strategy that portrays Albany as an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.

#JoinAlbany – Your Future Starts Here.

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