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Aug 13, 2013

Silkenat hopes to match new attorneys with areas in need

New York attorney James R. Silkenat is wasting no time in getting to work on a national legal agenda as the new president of the American Bar Association. The corporate partner of the New York City office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, according to ABA reports, announced a series of initiatives, beginning with increasing access […]

Mar 26, 2013

Governor announces support for WNY firms

Five Western New York firms will receive low-cost hydropower to support the creation of 215 jobs and $193 million in capital expansion projects. More than half of the new jobs will be created by Yahoo! in its establishing of a customer call center and the expansion of its data center in Lockport. The allocations to […]

Mar 6, 2013

Survey shows steady job gains in February

WASHINGTON — A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring. Employers added 198,000 jobs in February, according to data released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP. And the survey revised January’s hiring figures to show companies added […]

Dec 4, 2012

Projects aim to boost jobs, city’s neighborhoods

The projects have been in the works for some time. Thanks to low interest rates, Rochester may borrow up to $29.15 million to speed them along and, city officials hope, put people to work and improve neighborhoods. The City Council will consider borrowing funding for a variety of the projects, which range from fountains at […]

Oct 22, 2012

Officials vow fight to save Hickey Freeman jobs

While company leadership was in bankruptcy court Monday morning, Hickey Freeman workers, joined by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y,, and U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, for a rally in support of the high-end suit maker. The parent company, HMX Group, announced last week it was seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Although he wouldn’t name […]

May 1, 2012

Slaughter introduces bill to protect area jobs

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport on Tuesday introduced trade legislation that would eliminate U.S. trade tariffs for two raw materials, which would benefit Lonza (formerly Arch Chemicals) and its 158 employees at the local Rochester facility. “On Wednesday, I secured $25 million so that local employers such as Delphi could continue valuable work inventing clean […]

Apr 30, 2012

Maximus to add 300-plus jobs at new Pittsford office

They could have gone anywhere, but chose to expand in Monroe County. That was the message Monday of several dignitaries who gathered to announce a decision by Maximus Federal Services to invest nearly $1.7 million for a new Medicare appeals back office operation in Pittsford. Bruce Caswell, president and general manager of Maximus Health Services, […]

Mar 21, 2012

More than 120 businesses join NY Youth Works

More than 120 businesses across the state have joined the New York Youth Works Program, creating 2,900 full and part-time job openings for young, at-risk New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The governor and Legislature designed the NY Youth Works program to provide permanent, unsubsidized employment for youth across the state. The program […]

Jan 26, 2012

Xerox expanding in Monroe County

A new call center Xerox Corporation will establish Webster that will create 500 new jobs over the next two years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. “Xerox is a global leader that could have gone anywhere in the world to expand their business, but they chose New York because our state is rapidly becoming the […]

Jan 26, 2012

Big food plant could be headed to western NY

BATAVIA — Officials say they’re hoping to entice a food company to open a mammoth processing plant in Batavia in western New York that could employ as many as 400 people. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide between $300,000 and $500,000 to help pay for sewer and infrastructure […]

Jan 26, 2012

Foundation Financial Group hiring

Coming off a record breaking 2011, Foundation Financial Group, with Rochester offices at 1 S. Washington St., Suite 300, seeks to hire 11 full-time employees for positions such as marketing professionals, loan officers, a unit sales manager and an insurance agent. Interested professionals should apply online at Earlier this month, Foundation Financial Group added […]

Nov 15, 2011

New campaign to help veterans find jobs

A new initiative that will help ensure veterans’ valuable and specialized military experience is recognized when they transition to the civilian workforce is being launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The governor’s “Experience Counts” campaign will facilitate the transfer of military skills to the public and private sectors. Cuomo has also announced the expansion of […]

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