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Nov 11, 2014

NRG Home Solar expanding

NRG Home Solar, a national residential solar company, is opening a new office in Henrietta. The expanded operations will allow NRG Home Solar to provide more qualified homeowners the opportunity to install solar for little to no upfront costs, to help them generate a portion of their own electricity. Supporting the growth, the company will […]

Oct 15, 2014

NY factory growth slowest in 6 mos.

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York manufacturers are growing at the slowest pace in six months as new orders shrink and shipments barely rise. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that its Empire State Manufacturing index dropped to 6.2 in October, down sharply from a five-year high of 27.5 in September. Any figure […]

Oct 9, 2014

Sutherland bringing jobs to Syracuse

Sutherland Global Services, a business process and technology management services provider based in Rochester, is partnering with the state Department of Labor and Empire State Development to hire for 200 new positions in Syracuse. A career recruitment event will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo conference […]

Sep 10, 2014

US job openings near 13-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.67 million in […]

Sep 9, 2014

Workers encouraged to blow the whistle

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging physicians or employees of any type of healthcare company to call them at (866) 714-6466 if they have well-documented proof the company is overbilling Medicare. The reward potential for the information, as noted at http://Corporate WhistleblowerCenter.Com, may be substantial. The center believes there are thousands of healthcare workers in […]

Aug 22, 2014

Job killer, or creator?

Automation may kill jobs, but it also creates more jobs than it kills, according to a new nationwide survey by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International. The survey found only 21 percent of companies reported replacing employees with automation, while a whopping 68 percent said they added new positions as a result of adopting new […]

Aug 21, 2014

Govt. seeks feedback for on-the-job illness rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reviewing methods to encourage business owners to report accurate data on employee illnesses and injuries on the job. The agency first proposed the rule in November but is now seeking public feedback as it hopes to expand the rule to prevent businesses from retaliating against workers who […]

Aug 19, 2014

Unemployment rises in most US states in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates fell in eight states in […]

Aug 3, 2014

Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

NEW YORK — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up their hiring pace in the spring. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people […]

Jul 31, 2014

Jobs Express tops 100,000 listings

More than 100,000 available jobs are listed on the Jobs Express website (, which sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. “Every day more and more employers are listing their job openings on Jobs Express to find skilled workers required […]

Jul 26, 2014

Whistleblower wins at Supreme Court, but loses pay

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Edward Lane’s U.S. Supreme Court victory in a landmark whistleblower case doesn’t change the fact he lost his state job and more than half his income while helping convict a state legislator of getting paid for not working. Lane said other state employees warned him there would be a price to pay […]

Jul 25, 2014

State distributes millions to underpaid workers

During the first six months of 2014, state investigators recovered and disbursed more than $16.4 million in wages, interest and damages to 21,050 workers cheated out of their proper pay and benefits. “Every New Yorker is entitled to a fair wage, and — as these figures show — this administration will not tolerate those who […]

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