Vox Pop
11:21 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Career Forum: Andrew Ledoux

Maria College Career Services Director Andrew Ledoux is in the studio today, and he’s here to answer your questions about finding and landing a career.

New England News
6:12 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Massachusetts Economy Grows At Strong Pace

Massachusetts is coming off the strongest year for job growth since 2000.  Even in Springfield, which has struggled to recover from the recession, there are signs of better times.

      As 2014 came to a close, the Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, down from 5.8 percent in November and 7.1 percent a year ago.  The state’s unemployment rate is now the lowest since the summer of 2008 before the Great Recession hit.

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New England News
10:10 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

North Bennington Company Gets $227k Incentive To Create Jobs

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A North Bennington manufacturer has been awarded a $227,000 financial incentive to create jobs over the next five years.

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Capital Region News
2:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Capital Region Jobs Rising

Capital Region Job Market Soars in Past Week– Highest Weekly Number of Jobs in Over 5 years!

The local job market soars to a level of jobs we have not seen for over 5 years, fueled by employer confidence...

Job postings in the Capital Region were 2,477 vs 1,971  the week before, a 26.7% increase. The numbers surprised local job expert Dan Moran:  "I knew the market was poised for growth. I didn't expect this type of a jump. So that's really good news. So we've got a really very strong job market in the Capital Region, close to 2500 jobs out there, so that's very good news for job seekers and for the economy as well."

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New York News
5:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Schumer Visits Saranac Lake To Discuss Innovative Job Training Program

Senator Charles Schumer in Saranac Lake 8-15-14
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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Saranac Lake this morning to discuss his efforts to secure grant funding for an innovative job training program.

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New England News
6:23 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Beacon Hill Working On Jobs Bill

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Massachusetts legislators are working on an economic development package they hope to pass before the legislative session ends next month.

   The Massachusetts House approved a jobs bill backed by House Speaker Robert Deleo on a 125-23 vote.  The bill provides more than $65 million for programs and initiatives, some new and some already in existence, designed to expand economic opportunities beyond the greater Boston area.

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1:04 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

CATO Report "The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off”


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.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment

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.

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Capital Region News
3:06 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Jobs For Returning Veterans

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…   

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.

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New York News
2:53 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Numbers indicate NY economy on the mend

New numbers indicate economic recovery from the Great Recession is underway upstate - with a few exceptions - for the most part, the latest jobs and unemployment numbers offer hope.  Dan Moran, with career management firm NextAct of Colonie, says the job market has been flat but consistent.

State Labor Department analyst John Nelson said the economy is showing signs of improvement. At 7.4 and 7.7 percent respectively, Albany and Saratoga rank among the counties with the lowest unemployment rates in New York. Tompkins County, at 5.8 percent, was the lowest in the state.

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