Issues: Labor

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 Jose Peralta Sponsors Job Fair to Tackle Unemployment

About 40 employers will be interviewing job seekers and accepting résumés at a job fair sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Woodside on the Move, and Queens Center. The event will take place Thursday, July 9th, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Queens Center Food Court, located at 90-15 Queens Boulevard.

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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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Nail Salon Workers and Consumers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S5966), sponsored by Senator Michael Venditto (R-C-I, Massapequa), that would foster a safe and healthy environment for both nail salon workers and consumers.

June 17, 2015
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Senate Passes Measure to Protect Businesses from Job-Killing Regulations

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S4319), sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy (R-C-I, Yorktown), to protect businesses from over-zealous state regulations that could hurt the continued growth of th

June 16, 2015
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Chautauqua County Manufacturers Receive Funding Through Workforce Development Institute

Funding will promote job and business growth, employee retention and promotion

 

ALBANY – Two Chautauqua County manufacturers will be able to retain and promote existing employees, and potentially expand operations, as a result of funding provided through the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a program championed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

 

June 16, 2015
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Sen. Ortt's Bill Ties Possible Fast-Food Pay Increase to Human Services Pay

Senator Ortt weighs in on the possible minimum wage increase for fast-food workers during an interview with Capital NY. Sen. Ortt outlines his bill that would force reimbursement increases to human services workers in nonprofits should the governor decide to increase pay of fast-food workers. Read the full article below:

Bill would tie human services pay to wage board decision

By Will Brunelle

3:28 p.m. | Jun. 9, 2015

June 12, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes GrowNY Program

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed legislation to create an economic gardening program to help stimulate New York’s economy by providing technical assistance to existing businesses looking to expand.  The bill, (S-73) introduced by Gallivan, would establish a pilot program known as ‘GrowNY.”

June 12, 2015
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES 2015 OSWEGO COUNTY JOB FAIR

Event to Feature More than 50 Employers

In an effort to connect job seekers with employers looking to hire, State Senator Patty Ritchie will host her 2015 Job Fair on June 23rd in Fulton.

“One of the hardest parts of job searching is getting face to face time with potential employers,” said Senator Ritchie.

“My job fair makes it easy to connect with dozens of businesses and organizations that are looking to hire immediately. I'm encouraging anyone seeking a job or career change to visit my job fair on June 23rd.”

June 12, 2015
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June 11, 2015
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young on Old Route 219 Bridge Replacement

“I applaud the Cattaraugus County Legislature for giving the green light for the old Route 219 bridge replacement. Construction of a new state-of-the-art bridge will be extremely beneficial to Western New York because it will stimulate economic growth by creating new, good-paying jobs and providing greater access to broadband service, preserve the local economy, and give residents on both sides of the Cattaraugus Creek access to emergency care and shopping they need and deserve.”

 

June 10, 2015
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Assembly Member Ron Kim and Senator Brad Hoylman Introduce Legislation Authorizing State to Protect Nail and Beauty Salon Workers

ALBANY –Assembly Member Ron Kim (D-Queens) and State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) have introduced a bill (A.7630/S.5748) supported by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that would empower the Secretary of State to take immediate action to protect nail and beauty salon workers across New York. The legislation comes in the wake of an extensive investigation by The New York Times into working conditions at New York City nail and beauty salons, revealing a litany of abhorrent labor practices.

June 10, 2015
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Rally to Urge Passing of the Farm Workers Bill of Rights

Today civil rights and labor groups from across the state came together to send a clear message: Farmworkers deserve the same basic protections every other worker in the state is afforded.

June 4, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, June 1, 2015 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 12:03 PM - 12:10 PM
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA AND ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL BLAKE INTRODUCE THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE DISCLOSURE ACT

Proposed Legislation Would Identify Companies Who Heavily Rely on Taxpayers to Subsidize Their Business

May 18, 2015
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Uniting Employers With Well-Trained Workers

ALBANY, 05/15/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) recently took part in a public hearing hosted by the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development which included testimony from key employment leaders in the state.

May 15, 2015
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CALLING ALL JOB SEEKERS: RITCHIE ANNOUNCES 2015 ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB FAIR

Event to Take Place May 21st in Ogdensburg 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging those looking for work, or seeking a career change to attend her 2015 St. Lawrence County Job Fair, which will take place in Ogdensburg on May 21st. 

“From jobs in the medical field to positions with local nonprofits, for the past couple months I’ve been working to recruit employers that are looking for talented individuals who are ready to get to work right away,” said Senator Ritchie. 

“The goal of my annual Job Fair is not only to help people throughout our region find jobs, but also to give people opportunities to meet face to face with employers, which will help them to better hone their interview skills and make landing their next job that much easier.”

May 15, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor  Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair  12 Noon, Monday, May 18, 2015  Room 123 CAP

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An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the definition of "employment" for the purposes of unemployment insurance

May 18, 12:05 PM - 12:11 PM
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Senator Panepinto Commends Governor Cuomo on Launching Historic Step in Minimum Wage Fight

Panepinto: “The Governor’s historic decision is both courageous and necessary.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) issued the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo’s call to impanel a fast food Wage Board:  

“The Governor’s historic decision to impanel a Wage Board, that includes Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, for the fast food industry is both courageous and necessary. In Western New York and throughout New York State, the minimum wage currently serves as a poverty wage for too many struggling workers. For fast food employees, nearly 75% of whom are women and over two-thirds of whom are the primary wage earners in the their family, providing a living wage would be a life-changer. By once again taking action on this crucial income inequality issue, the Governor is doing what Senate Republicans have continuously and inexplicably failed to do. I commend the Governor for his bold efforts and look forward to continuing this fight for all New Yorkers because anyone who works full-time, deserves a fighting chance.”    

May 8, 2015
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