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DAC Group looks to add jobs

DAC Group, a Rochester digital advertising agency, is looking to add 20 new directional media consultants to its team by the end of 2013. Since establishing roots in the Rochester community in 1997, the digital agency has experienced year-over-year growth ...

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US job openings rise, but hiring flat

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in August but hiring was essentially flat, further evidence of a job market that has weakened after a promising start to the year. The Labor Department said Thursday that job postings rose 75,000 ...

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Will hiring accelerate if economy doesn’t?

WASHINGTON — The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the U.S. job market in September before the government shut down aren’t going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit ...

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Nano job fair offers high-tech positions

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will host a Nano Job Fair on Nov. 14 at the CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester. Qualified women, veterans and minority candidates are being targeted to help fill ...

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Union endorses judicial candidates

The Service Employees International Union Local 200 United has endorsed judicial candidates in the November general election in regions throughout the state. Greece town justice candidate Gregg H. Redmond, Democrat; Monroe County Court judge candidates Christopher S. Ciaccio, Democrat, and ...

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Wells Fargo to lay off 1,800 employees

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to lay off an additional 1,800 employees from its mortgage department, after cutting about 2,300 jobs from the same unit in August. Spokesman Alfredo Padillo said Thursday that the San Francisco-based bank is cutting ...

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Former union president faces prison time

Mark Valerio, 57, of Macedon, has pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Jonathan W. Feldman to violating a provision of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, Valerio was president of the International ...

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New York receives federal grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $2.3 million in grants to New York and Mississippi to develop and enhance self-employment assistance programs. Participants in the voluntary program will receive entrepreneurial training, access to resources to help launch their own ...

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Labor agreement reached on Rochester station

The state will use a Project Labor Agreement for construction of the new Rochester intermodal station, which is scheduled to break ground this winter. The agreement will save more than 10 percent on labor costs and contains other enhancements that ...

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Fast-food workers stage largest protests yet

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in dozens of U.S. cities walked off the job Thursday in their largest round of protests yet, saying they cannot get by on what they earn and must have higher wages. Similar protests organized by ...

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Labor rules to boost employment for vets

WASHINGTON — Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations. The rules, announced Tuesday by the Labor Department, will require most government contractors to set a ...

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Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum. The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates ...

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