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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

IBM Lays Off Workers At Essex Junction Plant

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Pink slips were distributed at IBM facilities across the globe today, and workers at the Essex Junction plant in Vermont were among those losing their jobs.

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New York News
7:35 am
Mon September 2, 2013

NY Plans Free Associate's Degree For 6,000

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New York officials say 16 new partnerships between state colleges, public schools and private companies will result in 6,000 students earning associate's degrees at no cost to their families and put them at the front of the line for those companies' skilled jobs in manufacturing, information technology and health care.

The so-called P-TECH model follows IBM's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program in New York City.

According to the governor's office, pending negotiation of each applicant's budget, they will enroll their first class in September 2014.

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New England News
6:43 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

IBM Okays Vermont's Disclosure Of Layoff Numbers

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IBM has informed the Vermont Department of Labor that it will not object to the department’s disclosure of the total number of employees impacted by recent layoffs.

After Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan urged IBM to grant permission by noon Thursday, Noonan says IBM has complied.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers

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Vermont officials are urging IBM to release the number of layoffs at its plant in Essex Junction, but the company claims state law allows the information to remain confidential.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Making Lake George the Smartest Water Body in the World

IBM Research Scientist Harry Kolar (right), Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer of the RPI Darrin Fresh Water Institute (center) and Eric Siy from The FUND to Save Lake George scout locations for new sensors.
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A new scientific research project is bringing together IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Fund for Lake George to assure the ecological and economic future of Lake George and create the “smartest” lake in the world.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Project Formed to Make Lake George the Smartest Lake in the World

Lake George
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IBM, RPI and the Fund for Lake George are partnering for a unique research project to ensure the ecological and economic future of Lake George.

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New York News
10:30 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Making NY's Lake George The World's 'Smartest'

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Researchers are turning New York's Lake George into the "smartest lake in the world," with a sophisticated monitoring system that will help them predict threats like road salt and invasive species.

The project to track and analyze the waters of the Adirondack Mountain lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths is being launched this week.

Sensors will analyze the likes of stream runoff, rainfall, wind, currents, salinity, chlorophyll and nitrogen, and an IBM supercomputer will crunch the data to provide three-dimensional pictures of the lake.

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New York News
7:30 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

IBM Said to Be Shedding Jobs in Vermont and Elsewhere

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IBM says it won't comment on reports of layoffs at its facilities in Vermont and elsewhere.

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Hudson Valley News
1:58 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

IBM Will Move Some Work To Its Poughkeepsie Site

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IBM is moving some of its product manufacturing from Rochester, Minnesota, to Poughkeepsie, New York, as well as to Mexico. Company officials are being tight-lipped about what this means in terms of jobs, but some onlookers in the Hudson Valley see a boost to the local economy.

Here’s IBM spokesman Scott Cook.

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Hudson Valley News
1:57 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

NYS and IBM Want to Prep Students for High-Skills Jobs

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and IBM officials recently announced a public-private partnership they say will prepare New York students for high-skills jobs. The idea is based on a school in Brooklyn, highlighted by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

The idea, say both the Governor and IBM officials, is to provide students with skills for careers in STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, while, at the same time, advancing regional economic development in New York.

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