Issues: Jobs & Employment

Senate Approves Women Equality Agenda

The New York State Senate passed an historic package of bills today that would ensure equal pay for women, strengthen laws against human trafficking, provide greater support and protection for victims of domestic violence, stop sexual harassment, and end discrimination of women in the workplace related to gender, pregnancy, and family status. 

June 21, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Steve Otis Announce Passage of New Child Labor Laws Aimed at Protecting Child Models

ALBANY, NY- Last night, both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation protecting child models from exploitation and abuse. State Senate Labor Committee Chairwoman Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) was the prime sponsor in the Senate (S.5486) and Assemblyman Steve Otis was the prime sponsor in the Assembly (A.7787). Senate Majority Coalition Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) co-sponsored the legislation and helped fast track the measure through the legislature.

June 13, 2013
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Senator Savino and Independent Democratic Conference Releases Five Point Working Women’s Agenda

Today, the Independent Democratic Conference released its 2013 Working Women's Agenda, a five point plan to build a stronger future for New York’s working women and their families. As part of the IDC’s agenda, the conference also released a comprehensive report entitled Building a Stronger Future for New York’s Working Women that details the impact each proposal will have on New York’s workforce.

June 13, 2013
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June 10, 2013
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Senate Majority Coalition Announces Major Initiative to Eliminate State Regulations That Cost Money and Jobs

Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein today announced that the Senate Majority Coalition will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes. 

June 6, 2013
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Senate Majority Coalition Unveils New Effort to Reduce Regulations That Hurt Job Creation

Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein today announced that the Senate Majority Coalition will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes. “The state’s byzantine rule-making process can tie up businesses in expensive red tape that discourages job creation almost as much as high taxes,” Senator Skelos said. “The impact on local property taxes is just as bad. The Senate Majority Coalition wants to get rid of needless rules, make the regulatory process more accountable, and lessen the burden on taxpayers.”

June 6, 2013
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LARKIN ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Orange and Sullivan Counties Employment Alliance Network (OSCEAN) and the Local Business Advisory Council (LBAC) will be hosting a Transportation Summit on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at The Lobby at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh.

The purpose of the Transportation Summit is to bring together parties that use, fund and provide public transportation services in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and to then develop ways to help individuals who do not or cannot drive get transportation to workplaces within the region.

June 6, 2013
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2013 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals

Looking for employment or a career change? Come meet prospective employers in the fields of health care, manufacturing, engineering, professional services industries, and more! Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach, Monroe Community College, RochesterWorks!, Time Warner Cable, The August Group, Democrat and Chronicle Media Group.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time: 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A & B, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Parking: Use Lots M and M1 (to the rear of the campus, follow signs)

Employers Scheduled to Participate:

June 6, 2013
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST OSWEGO COUNTY JOB FAIR THURSDAY

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS AND TO REGISTER

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding job seekers in Central New York that she will host her 3rd annual Oswego County Job Fair on Thursday.

The event—which will feature nearly 40 employers looking to hire—will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway in Fulton. 

June 4, 2013
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STATE SENATOR PATRICK GALLIVAN INVITES MONROE AND LIVINGSTON BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT AT RIT

New York State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-59th District) is hosting a “Small Business Summit and Networking Event” on June 27th from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s state-of-the-art Golisano Institute of Sustainability on the RIT campus in Henrietta.

June 3, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Announce the Grants for Growth Round X Winners

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined CenterState CEO today in announcing six new recipients in the Grants for Growth program. A total of $398,680 was awarded in the program’s tenth round, and these grants will be leveraged against private sector and university matching funds. 

Grants for Growth is a CenterState CEO seed program that supports innovative applied research projects between universities and industries to create jobs.  Senator DeFrancisco has secured $5 million in funding for the program.

Round X Award-Winning Companies: - Blue Highway

 - Captura Diagnostics

 - Motion Intelligence

 - Zinnia Safety Systems

 - Rapid Cure Technologies

May 31, 2013
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Senator Young touring the high school at Pioneer Central School District

Bradley Fontaine talks with Senator Young about the tractor he is working on. The school has partnered with local businesses so the students can learn equipment repair. Also, older tractors and equipment have been donated to the school for the students’ use.

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May 30, 2013
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Senator Young touring the high school at Pioneer Central School District

Dakota Pingrey explains how maple syrup is graded. The Future Farmers of America at Pioneer Central School produced over 40 gallons of syrup this year.

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Senator Young recently toured the high school at Pioneer Central School District to view some of the new learning experiences for the students. The district, which includes parts of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Wyoming Counties, has expanded its offerings past the traditional courses, adding programs that teach aquaculture, engine and tractor repair and introductions into specialized fields like the maple industry. The common thread is that all of these are industries that produce employment opportunities in the area.

May 30, 2013
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Senator Young touring the high school at Pioneer Central School District

Senator Young talks with Future Farmers of America student Kala Nickerson about the tilapia being raised at the school.

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Senator Young recently toured the high school at Pioneer Central School District to view some of the new learning experiences for the students. The district, which includes parts of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Wyoming Counties, has expanded its offerings past the traditional courses, adding programs that teach aquaculture, engine and tractor repair and introductions into specialized fields like the maple industry. The common thread is that all of these are industries that produce employment opportunities in the area.

May 30, 2013
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Senator Young touring the high school at Pioneer Central School District

Tech students Jordan Schutte, Devin Williams and Jacob Logel show off their projects.

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Senator Young recently toured the high school at Pioneer Central School District to view some of the new learning experiences for the students. The district, which includes parts of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Wyoming Counties, has expanded its offerings past the traditional courses, adding programs that teach aquaculture, engine and tractor repair and introductions into specialized fields like the maple industry. The common thread is that all of these are industries that produce employment opportunities in the area.

May 30, 2013
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Senator Young touring the high school at Pioneer Central School District

Senator Young talks with tech teachers Larry Cook and Don Kress and Superintendant Dr. Sharon Huff.

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Senator Young recently toured the high school at Pioneer Central School District to view some of the new learning experiences for the students. The district, which includes parts of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Wyoming Counties, has expanded its offerings past the traditional courses, adding programs that teach aquaculture, engine and tractor repair and introductions into specialized fields like the maple industry. The common thread is that all of these are industries that produce employment opportunities in the area.

May 30, 2013
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Proposed Belleayre Resort Will Bring Long-Term Economic Growth

ONEONTA, 05/29/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced his strong support for the proposed plans for Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park.  Senator Seward says the planned resort will aid in long-term economic growth for the Catskill region.

“After meeting with local elected officials and hearing from area business owners and residents it is clear to me that the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park will be a positive development for our region,” said Senator Seward.  “I look forward to working with the developers and other key collaborators to advance this plan and move forward in a timely fashion.”

May 29, 2013
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RITCHIE TO HOST OSWEGO COUNTY JOB FAIR JUNE 6th

Will Feature Dozens of Employers and Agencies Ready to Hire

State Senator Patty Ritchie will host her 3rd annual Oswego County Job Fair on Thursday June 6th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway in Fulton. 

CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER FOR THE JOB FAIR

Dozens of employers—many of which are hiring now—will be on hand at the free event.  In addition to meeting with employers, attendees will also be able to access information on interviewing skills, tips on how to start your own business and much more.

 

May 28, 2013
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Senator O'Brien highlights state's increased focus on tourism

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien stood alongside representatives of several tourism-related organizations and businesses, along with local elected officials, to tout the 55th Senate District’s growth as a tourism destination. He also highlighted state programs, newly introduced in this year’s budget, that seek to specifically promote, market and develop upstate tourism.

“As vibrant and exciting as the tourism industry is in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region, we have only begun to unlock our full potential,” Senator O’Brien said. “These new initiatives, which will work in concert with our existing tourism groups and businesses, will be tremendous catalysts for growing our region’s tourism economy.”

May 24, 2013
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