Issues: Jobs & Employment

Ortt Applauds Actions Taken to Help Secure the Future of Tulip Corp.

Senator Says $1 Million in State Funds Will Help Keep Tulip Corp. and Employees in Niagara Falls

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today applauded the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (WNYPPAB) for stepping up to the plate and investing in a long-standing Niagara Falls plastics plant to keep it and its employees here in Western New York. Tulip Corp. on Highland Avenue has been awarded $1 million dollars in state Economic Development Funding, which are derived from the net earnings of the market sale of unutilized hydropower from the New York Power Authority’s Niagara project to support the growth of businesses in the region.

September 1, 2015
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GRANTS FOR GROWTH ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF AWARDEES IN ROUND 14

SYRACUSE, NY – On August 27, 2015, CenterState CEO announced $675,000 in awards to thirteen companies through its Grants for Growth program. Grants for Growth is a unique CenterState CEO seed program that supports innovative applied research projects between universities and industry to improve business competitiveness and create jobs. Over 14 rounds, Grants for Growth has invested nearly $3.8 million in small and emerging companies, thanks to direct support secured by New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

August 27, 2015
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young on NRG Dunkirk Plant

“We have fought long and hard to repower the NRG Dunkirk plant because Dunkirk's future depends on it. Unfortunately, the repowering project has been delayed by the Entergy lawsuit. Our commitment is as strong as ever to move ahead, and we're working to find solutions. I've been in touch with the governor's office and the Public Service Commission to find a positive pathway forward. The specter of possible layoffs is a terrible hardship for affected workers, and our hearts go out to them and their families. We are hoping that layoffs at Dunkirk can be mitigated by action before the end of this year. I will not stop fighting for repowering. Our jobs, economy, tax base, school system and quality of life are at stake.”

August 25, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN PRESENTS AWARD CERTIFICATES TO GRADUATES OF THE 'CALL FOR CADDIES' PROGRAM

Senator Jeff Klein presents award certificates to graduates of the ‘Call for Caddies’ summer jobs initiative at the Throggs Neck Houses on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

August 24, 2015
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GRIFFO: NEW JOBS, INVESTMENT IN NANO UTICA MEANS POTENTIAL 'ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION' FOR MOHAWK VALLEY

This week, the Mohawk Valley embraced its next step in the future of nanotechnology and the potential for the kind of economic transformation that we’ve all been striving for.

August 21, 2015
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RITCHIE HOSTS FIRST MEETING OF “UPSTATE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL”

State Senator Patty Ritchie this week hosted the first meeting of the “Upstate Women’s Leadership Council,” a group aimed increasing opportunities for the personal and professional advancement of women throughout the Central and Northern New York regions. 

“Today, women are doing big things,” said Senator Ritchie.  “More and more frequently, females are found serving at the helm of businesses and organizations, being elected to office and taking on different leadership roles within our community.”

“The Upstate Women’s Leadership Council seeks to tap into the expertise of our local leaders to help to inspire other women who want to follow in their footsteps.”

August 6, 2015
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Survival of the Fittest Career Development Workshop in Brownsville on July 30, 2015

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Come out to our fourth installment of the Survival of the Fittest: Career Development Workshop on Thursday, July 30th to receive personalized guidance and job leads from local HR professionals. The workshop will be held at Brownsville Partnership starting at 6:00pm.

July 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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STATEMENT: Senator Ortt Questions Cuomo Wage Hike

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today issued the following statement regarding the minimum wage increase for employees of fast-food restaurants.   

July 22, 2015
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State Senator Kevin Parker's 8th Annual Job Fair!

State Senator Kevin Parker's 8th Annual Job Fair Meet with representatives from federal, state, city, private and non-profit agencies. Job readiness workshops, resume building, interview techniques and training will also be available. Come out and join us for this wonderful event!

July 20, 2015
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Statement from Senator Young on funding for Alfred University and Alfred State College

Today’s announcement of funding for Alfred University and Alfred State College is exciting news for economic development in Allegany County. The Center for High-Temperature Characterization at Alfred University, and the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center at Alfred State College’s Wellsville Campus, will provide students using these facilities with a world-class education in state-of-the-art practices for advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing remains an integral part of our economy in the Southern Tier, and preparing people of all ages for careers in fields where good-paying jobs are open immediately is an important step in jumpstarting our state’s economy.

 

July 9, 2015
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Kennedy Delivers: Critical Repairs to Major Lackawanna Roadways Underway After State Investment

After Rough Winter, Milling and Paving Processes Begin to Revive South Park Avenue and Ridge Road

$2.5 Million Grant Secured by Kennedy Will Repair One of Worst Stretches of Pothole-Riddled Roadways in Erie County

July 7, 2015
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Senator Ortt's "End of Session" Week in Review

In late June, the state Legislature finished up a lengthy and unpredictable session in Albany with a broad overall agreement on many legislative issues. With such a diverse state, regionally and politically, Senator Ortt said it was challenging to get all parties to reach an agreement. Ortt said he's encouraged that the Senate was able to come to a settlement with the Governor and Assembly, while still fighting for Western New York. To learn more about these issues, take a moment to watch Senator Ortt's Week in Review.

July 2, 2015
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Funding From The Workforce Development Institute Will Keep Cattaraugus Community Action Serving Area Residents

Food for Thought Culinary Arts program provides job training for out-of-school youth and displaced adults

 

ALBANY – The highly successful Food for Thought Culinary Arts program, operated by Cattaraugus Community Action (CCA), will be able to continue providing a 15-week training program for low-income youth and displaced adults thanks to funding supplied by the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a program championed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

 

July 2, 2015
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Senator Young Announces State Funding to Clean and Preserve Chautauqua Lake

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) has announced that she secured state assistance for invasive species prevention for Chautauqua Lake.

 

As part of this year’s state budget, Senator Young successfully obtained a $100,000 grant for the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA), to support the organization’s ongoing battle against invasive aquatic species that can wreak havoc on the lake if not controlled.

 

July 1, 2015
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Spherical Block Gets a Boost With Support From The Workforce Development Institute

Funding will promote business growth, likely create eight new jobs in the next three years

 

ALBANY – Spherical Block, LLC, an Allegany County manufacturer, expects to see job growth and expanded operations as a result of funding assistance provided through the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a program championed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

 

As part of the 2015-16 State Budget, Senator Young personally advocated for the restoration of funding that supports the mission of the Workforce Development Institute following Governor Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate the program. The enacted budget restored $5 million in funding for the program.

 

June 23, 2015
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Sen. Griffo debates bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in NY

Watch Senator Griffo debate his bill (S5949A) on the floor of the Senate that would legalize mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York State. It was later passed by the Senate. 

June 23, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Job Fair

We are holding our annual Job Fair at Queens Center, located at 90-15 Queens Boulevard. This year, the event will take place Thursday, July 9th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The event is cosponsored by Woodside on the Move and Queens Center. 

Over 30 companies and non-for-profits would be on site ready to hire. Please, drop by if you are looking for a job or a career change.

These are the companies that have confirmed their presence at the job fair so far:

 

Aerosoles

Bath & Body Works

Claire’s

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Council for Airport Opportunity

Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration

Disney Store

Elmy's Special Services

Exit Realty Genesis

F.J.C Security Company

July 9, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway Set to Expand into Cattaraugus County

Expansion of the byway will promote economic development and community pride

 

ALBANY – The Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway (WNYSSB), which currently runs through the Towns of Aurora, Boston, Colden, Concord, East Aurora, Orchard Park and Springville, will soon be expanding into Cattaraugus County. Another 37 miles of roadway will be added to the existing byway corridor, bring added attention to northern Cattaraugus County’s resources, thus increasing community pride and boosting the local economy by promoting cultural, historic, and recreational tourism.

 

June 18, 2015
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Statement: Senator Rob Ortt Sums up Session as it Comes to a Close

“I’ve seen the best and the worst of government throughout my first legislative session. There have been true victories for the people of New York. We prioritized Upstate through billion dollar investments in education, infrastructure, economic development programs, energy, and agriculture. We increased critical services to veterans returning from combat, children without adequate health care, women subjected to rape and domestic violence, victims of mental illness, and individuals and families affected by disabilities. Stricter measures against drug dealers and sex offenders will keep our families and communities safe.

June 18, 2015
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