job creation http://wamc.org en Kaprielian: Massachusetts Job Growth Best Since 2000 http://wamc.org/post/kaprielian-massachusetts-job-growth-best-2000 <p>Revised numbers out today show Massachusetts added 55,200 jobs last year, almost all of them in the private sector. State officials say it is the largest number of new jobs in a December-to-December period since 2000. The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in January. The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rachel Kaprielian, said the job gains were varied. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 85260 at http://wamc.org Kaprielian: Massachusetts Job Growth Best Since 2000 Telephone Town Hall On Economic Development http://wamc.org/post/telephone-town-hall-economic-development <p></p><p></p><p>A Congressman and an economic development chief talked jobs, listened to ideas and exchanged information with New Yorkers on a conference call this afternoon.</p><p>Capital District Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko and President, CEO &amp; Commissioner of Empire State Development Kenneth Adams hosted the hour-long "telephone town hall" with citizens, fielding questions and chatting about highlight federal and state efforts at economic development and job creation.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:41:10 +0000 Dave Lucas 84906 at http://wamc.org Telephone Town Hall On Economic Development Job Market Slightly Better Past Seven Days http://wamc.org/post/job-market-slightly-better-past-seven-days <p>The newest job market numbers are out, and they’re trending in a positive direction.&nbsp;&nbsp; The job market in the Capital Region paralleled the national one as it rebounded a bit after an off week. Next-Act of Colonie's Dan Moran sees the numbers reflecting continued strength and employer confidence.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “ We had a couple of good weeks of run-up. We had kind of a flat week, now we're coming back up a little higher again. It's showing a new confidence in the employment market, and that's a good thing.”</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 83334 at http://wamc.org Job Market Slightly Better Past Seven Days Unemployment Stats: Read Between The Lines http://wamc.org/post/unemployment-stats-read-between-lines <p>The state Labor Department says New York’s unemployment rate decreased from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent in December, its lowest level since January 2009. Numbers for the Capital Region tell a slightly different story...</p><p></p><p>The unemployment rate in the Capital Region fell to a low of 5.4 percent in December. That's lowest number for the 12th month of the year since 2007 - but the number of workers making up the labor force stands at about 437,000, the lowest December figure since 2000.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:25:50 +0000 Dave Lucas 82810 at http://wamc.org Unemployment Stats: Read Between The Lines Pilot Program To Help Homeless Secure Jobs http://wamc.org/post/pilot-program-help-homeless-secure-jobs <p>A workforce development program for homeless families has been launched in western Massachusetts with the help of a major grant from a charitable foundation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59160 at http://wamc.org Pilot Program To Help Homeless Secure Jobs