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Apr 28, 2017

From jail to a job

NEW YORK — Neftali Thomas Diaz swears he’s done with Rikers Island. After being locked up twice at the notorious New York City jail for stealing a credit card and violating parole, Diaz entered a private jobs program. Once he’s back on his feet with a paycheck, Diaz says, “I know I’m not ever going […]

Mar 6, 2017

Report: Health care jobs in New York growing fast

ALBANY— A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school’s Center for Health Workforce Studies says employment in home health care more than doubled […]

Jan 17, 2017

Walmart touts plans for thousands of jobs

Walmart on Tuesday announced that it plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs and provide skills-building training to a quarter million of its workers by the end of 2017. The vast majority of the new positions will be in its stores, including the 59 Walmart and Sam’s Club sites it is set to open, remodel or […]

Dec 27, 2016

Praxair facilities in Tonawanda to remain open

TONAWANDA — A business merger involving Praxair isn’t expected to affect the company’s work force in western New York. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Praxair has committed to preserve its facilities in that region of the state, where it employs more than 1,000 workers. The New York Democrat says Praxair will preserve its entire work […]

Aug 26, 2016

Job growth lagging upstate, report finds

A new report by the New York State Comptroller’s Office shows job growth has been lagging in upstate New York since the end of the recession, although the Finger Lakes region and western New York are doing better than other areas of the state. Since June 2009, total employment in upstate New York rose by […]

Aug 11, 2015

US small business adds 59,000 jobs

Employment at U.S. small businesses increased by about 59,000 jobs in July, according to the latest report from ADP. The smallest businesses, those with one to 19 employees added 26,000 jobs last month, while those with 20 to 49 employees added 34,000 jobs. Goods-producing businesses gained 2,000 jobs while service-providing firms increased by 56,000 jobs. […]

May 8, 2015

For some long-term unemployed, hope arises

WASHINGTON — Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary. A commercial mailer had offered Lewis something usually associated with actors […]

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 […]

Jul 16, 2014

Partnership to bring 500 jobs to Rochester

The state will partner with more than 100 private companies, led by Sematech and IBM, to launch the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the partnership Wednesday at the Rochester facility of SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The consortium will invest more than $500 million and create thousands […]

Jul 8, 2014

US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year’s strong hiring trend is likely to continue. More Americans also quit their jobs, a good sign because it usually occurs when workers find new and higher-paying jobs. It also opens up […]

Feb 25, 2014

NY adding IBM jobs in Buffalo, Hudson Valley

ALBANY — IBM said it’s keeping 3,100 high-tech jobs in upstate New York and adding 500 more in Buffalo. The agreement announced Monday between the company and the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering maintains 2,350 jobs and will add 750 at semiconductor plants in the Hudson Valley. It will […]

Sep 12, 2013

US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

WASHINGTON — U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men dominate construction and manufacturing — industries that have not recovered millions of jobs lost during the downturn. Women have made up […]

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