jobs http://wamc.org en CATO Report "The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off” http://wamc.org/post/cato-report-work-versus-welfare-trade <p></p><p>Social workers across New York are “rankled” by a report from the libertarian CATO Institute that says people on public assistance have little incentive to find work because they make more than they would with a minimum-wage job.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:04:28 +0000 Dave Lucas 72768 at http://wamc.org CATO Report "The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off” New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment http://wamc.org/post/new-yorkers-pay-price-longer-unemployment <p>A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to be a “lost decade” for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 72460 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment Jobs For Returning Veterans http://wamc.org/post/jobs-returning-veterans <p>Northeastern New York is home to approximately 5,000 veterans who served in Iraq. This past February, President Barack Obama announced that another 34,000 American troops will return home this year from Afghanistan… And the drawdown will continue…&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Marsha Lazarus is the "LegUp Workplace Solutions Project Director" at MHANYS, the Mental Health Association of New York State. She says MHANYS is hosting a free forum Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. Lazarus is urging local businesses to take a hard look at hiring returning veterans.<br> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:06:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 64655 at http://wamc.org Jobs For Returning Veterans Numbers indicate NY economy on the mend http://wamc.org/post/numbers-indicate-ny-economy-mend <p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:53:01 +0000 Dave Lucas 61461 at http://wamc.org Numbers indicate NY economy on the mend MGM Promotes Future Casino Jobs http://wamc.org/post/mgm-promotes-future-casino-jobs <p>The lure of thousands of jobs in the fledgling Massachusetts gaming industry is powerful in the greater Springfield area, where unemployment remains high.&nbsp; One of the companies competing for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts is holding a career fair to show off the types of jobs being promised.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:20:03 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60273 at http://wamc.org MGM Promotes Future Casino Jobs Economists Hopeful About Massachusetts Growth http://wamc.org/post/economists-hopeful-about-massachusetts-growth <p>There is great uncertainty about the impact the federal budget cuts, through the process known as sequestration, will have on the Massachusetts economy.&nbsp;&nbsp; But regional economists remain cautiously optimistic, according to an analysis released this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:03:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58915 at http://wamc.org Economists Hopeful About Massachusetts Growth Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge - Saratoga jobs up in 2012 http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-board-supervisors-chairman-alan-grattidge-saratoga-jobs-2012 <p>New statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that from June 2011 to June 2012 Saratoga County experienced the largest employment growth in New York State at 3.1 percent, with strong job growth in manufacturing and leisure and hospitality.</p><p>WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge for his reaction to the positive numbers</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:05:15 +0000 58838 at http://wamc.org Berkshire County Unemployment Rate Now Higher Than Mass. Statewide Average http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-county-unemployment-rate-now-higher-mass-statewide-average <p></p><p>According to state officials in Massachusetts, the unemployment rose to 6.7% in December, and for the Berkshires, the unemployment rate is now above the state average.</p><p></p><p>Although the numbers released by the State Executive Office of Labor and Workforce development are not seasonally adjusted, the Berkshires now face an unemployment rate at 6.6% That’s up half a percentage point from October and November, and the highest it’s been since February 2012.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:05:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56369 at http://wamc.org Berkshire County Unemployment Rate Now Higher Than Mass. Statewide Average Massachusetts' "New Economy" Ranks First in Nation http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-new-economy-ranks-first-nation <p></p><p>Massachusetts has once again been recognized as the number one state in the US for its “New Economy.” WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:22:25 +0000 Lucas Willard 54281 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts' "New Economy" Ranks First in Nation NY Advocates Set Minimum Wage Rally http://wamc.org/post/ny-advocates-set-minimum-wage-rally <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;Advocates for a higher&nbsp;<font color="red">minimum</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">wage</font>&nbsp;in New York plan to&nbsp;<font color="red">rally</font>&nbsp;Monday at the state Capitol, where they say lawmakers also want a pay hike.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:19:50 +0000 Jake Sorgen 52286 at http://wamc.org NY Advocates Set Minimum Wage Rally