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From jail to a job

In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, Neftali Thomas Diaz, right, tries on donated work clothes with the help of his case manager David Rodriguez, at The Fortune Society in New York. At the Fortune Society, one of the social service nonprofits expected to partner with the city on the plan and a sponsor of Diaz, the mission is proving the critics wrong by training former state prison and jail inmates on how to land and keep jobs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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 ...

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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 ...

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Walmart touts plans for thousands of jobs

An employee restocks at a Wal-Mart in Burbank, California, on Nov. 22, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon.

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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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For some long-term unemployed, hope arises

Bill Lewis, right, looks over a copy with colleague Rosie Rivera at CMS Mailing, in Monroe, Conn., recently. Lewis was hired by CMS Mailing through Platform To Employment, a nonprofit program that offers to pay some long-term unemployed workers' salaries for their first 8 weeks on a new job, essentially eliminating the companies' risk of hiring of them. AP Images

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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