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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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WAMC News
1:04 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

CATO Report "The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off”

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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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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

MGM Promotes Future Casino Jobs

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The lure of thousands of jobs in the fledgling Massachusetts gaming industry is powerful in the greater Springfield area, where unemployment remains high.  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. 

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New England News
6:03 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Economists Hopeful About Massachusetts Growth

There is great uncertainty about the impact the federal budget cuts, through the process known as sequestration, will have on the Massachusetts economy.   But regional economists remain cautiously optimistic, according to an analysis released this week.  

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Capital Region News
6:05 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge - Saratoga jobs up in 2012

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.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge for his reaction to the positive numbers

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New England News
6:05 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Berkshire County Unemployment Rate Now Higher Than Mass. Statewide Average

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.

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.

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New England News
12:22 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Massachusetts' "New Economy" Ranks First in Nation

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…

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