Finch offers jobs, tuition reimbursement at SUNY Adirondack

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November 08, 2021

Manufacturer teams with SUNY Adirondack to hire students, pay for school

QUEENSBURY, New York (Nov. 8, 2021) — Finch Paper is no exception to employers struggling to find workers nationwide, but the manufacturer’s plan to remedy its labor shortage is exceptional: The iconic Glens Falls company is offering tuition reimbursement for SUNY Adirondack students who work two shifts a week for a semester — while also paying an hourly wage.  

“Since SUNY Adirondack is already among the most affordable colleges in the state and offers generous financial aid, this is an incredible opportunity for students to graduate with little to no debt, earn money, gain job skills and build relationships in the community,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of the college.  

Students who work 27 shifts per semester are eligible to be fully reimbursed for tuition and fees, up to $2,625. According to the agreement with Finch Paper, participating students must pass all their courses and be in good academic standing to receive the tax-free payment at the end of the semester.  

“We are excited by the prospect of hiring SUNY Adirondack students,” said Dennis Gazaille, Employee Relations manager at Finch. “Sure, we need to hire, but we also see this as a great way to help students pay for their education, further strengthening the community and economy we have been part of for more than 150 years.” 

Students can choose from shifts of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, or 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, earning $17.18 an hour as a floor hand/laborer. Job duties include housekeeping, transporting and processing off-quality paper, emptying bins, cleaning with high-pressure hoses, assisting production teams, and performing other duties to increase operation efficiency. 

Representatives from Finch Paper will visit SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, to answer questions, accept applications and perform on-the-spot job interviews for those interested. Two students are needed for each shift, for a total of four students per semester. 

Applications are available at; interested students are encouraged to fill them out before attending the event. Students who want to begin work immediately will receive a prorated tuition reimbursement for the fall semester. 

Those interested in this opportunity who are not yet students can apply for the Spring 2022 semester at The spring semester starts Jan. 24.