Delivering exceptional, personalized training to help women identify and achieve their employment goals


WERC is a non-profit organization serving women in need of job readiness services in Herkimer, Oneida and Madison Counties for more than 16 years.

Our vision is to have all women in need of work employed in a career which gives them satisfaction and respect.

Anytime we have accomplished a goal or experienced significant success in life, there have been many dedicated people who have recognized our potential and supported us as we dared to dream a bigger, better dream. For many local women who do not have this close-knit pool of advocates, WERC is that unwavering and essential support system.

WERC is the first step in the long, arduous journey to lasting change. Why? Because when a woman seeks assistance through WERC, they are no longer alone. We become their coach, helping them navigate and eliminate obstacles. We are their teachers, instilling confidence and providing a myriad of essential skills. We are their cheerleaders, rooting them on as they successfully chart a course from modest goals to big dreams.

When a woman enrolls in WERC’s free job readiness services she has access to personalized coaching, interactive group trainings and the most current information on:

  • Resume preparation
  • Cover letter writing
  • Business Online applications
  • Interview skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Computer training including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Technology etiquette
  • Soft skills in the workplace
  • Problem solving skills
  • Public speaking tips
  • Peer support through our Glow Get ‘Em Job Club
  • Communication skills
  • Job fairs

Support and training are just a phone call away! Call WERC today to see how we can assist in your journey to successful employment.


The New York State Department of Labor

The New State Office of Temporary Disabilities

The United Way of The Valley and Greater Utica

Our many generous donors and sponsors


Kay Sinclair,  President

Karen Korotzer,  Vice President

Mollie Pulver,  Treasurer

Karin Piseck,  Secretary

Marlene Anderson

Trish Barone

John Eckmair

Joanna Greco

Deb Kessler

George Murad, Esq.

Ann Rushlo

Susan Warwick