Issues: Job Training or Trades

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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Greyston Foundation's Workforce Development Graduation

(Yonkers - July 24th) Senator Stewart-Cousins celebrated the graduates of the Greyston Foundation's Workforce Development program in Yonkers. The training program for at-risk or out-of-work individuals provides important skills and support. The graduates are job-ready candidates for culinary arts, customer service, home health aide, security guard and building maintenance positions among others.

July 26, 2015
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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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NY1: Job Seekers Attend Career Fair at Queens Mall

As reported by NY1: 

Senator Jose Peralta sponsored the fifth annual job fair at the Queens Center Mall Thursday. 

Close to 40 employers lined up taking applications. 

July 16, 2015
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On-the spot hiring during Senator Jose Peralta’s fifth annual job fair

More than 50 job seekers were hired on the spot during a job fair sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Queens Center and Woodside on the Move. A total of 45 employers conducted 2,140 interviews with candidates on site and scheduled another 1,145 interviews to be later conducted with applicants. About 1,200 job seekers participated in the job fair, which was held Thursday, July 9th, at Queens Center. In addition to the employers, several organizations provided career counseling and résumé preparation to job seekers.

July 16, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Tours OACES

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer tours the Office of Adult & Career Education Services on Hart Street in the city of Rochester.  OACES delivers a comprehensive range of career-related services to participants, including academic and workforce development programs. For more information, click here.

July 14, 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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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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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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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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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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SENATOR MARTINS & SENATOR AMEDORE ANNOUNCE TASK FORCE ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM ON MAY 13TH

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Senator George Amedore (R-46th Senate District), Co-Chairs of the Senate’s Task Force on Workforce Development, announced that the Task Force will hold a public forum this Wednesday, May 13th at noon in the State Legislative Office Building in Albany (Hearing Room A). The hearing will examine ways to bridge the employment gap and help connect people with in-demand jobs. 

May 12, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Legislation related to issues of privacy, data breach, and appropriate penalties for violations

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair
Co-Sponsor: Senator Richard Funke, Vice-Chair
Meeting: Legislation related to issues of privacy, data breach, and appropriate penalties for violations
Place: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, 7th Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730
Media Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730

May 27, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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Senators Gallivan and Young Secure Funding to Replace "Old Route 219 Bridge”

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I- Olean) announce they have secured $20 million to build a state of the art bridge to replace the existing span over Cattaraugus Creek along “old Route 219.”  In addition, they have inserted $300,000 in the state budget to be deposited in an escrow account that will cover Erie and Cattaraugus counties’ costs for maintaining the structure for the first 22 years.  

April 2, 2015
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Senator Young Secures Economic Development Funding For Her Region

Budget includes $1.5 billion for the Upstate Revitalization Program, $400 million for transformative investment programs, $500 million to support the expansion of broadband availability and $5 million for the Workforce Development Institute

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced today that communities across her region will have access to economic development funding included in this year’s state budget.

 

Among the positive investments included in the final budget were $1.5 billion for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, $400 million for transformative investment programs, $500 million to support the statewide expansion of broadband access, and $5 million for the Workforce Development Institute.

 

April 1, 2015
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FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

Senator Serino’s Statement on the New State Budget 2015-16

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced today that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for residents of the 41st Senate District. The new budget’s emphasis on cutting spending and creating real, tangible jobs will provide a much needed boost to local economies and countless new opportunities for residents.

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR LARKIN TO SERVE ON NEW TASK FORCE FOCUSING ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-On-Hudson) has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to serve on a new Task Force that will focus on workforce development. The Task Force will identify ways to improve job readiness and employee training in an effort to create more jobs and grow the economy.

“Workforce development is a top priority,” said Senator Larkin. “I look forward to hearing from leaders in business, education, state and local governments, and other workforce experts in an effort to find feasible solutions to some of the problems our workforce faces today. We must do everything we can to ensure that individuals who want a job have every opportunity to obtain one.”

March 24, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS APPOINTED CO-CHAIRMAN OF NEW TASK FORCE ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Task Force Will Help Identify Ways to Improve Employee Training and Readiness to Promote Private Sector Growth

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) has been appointed Co-Chairman of a new Senate Task Force on Workforce Development. The Task Force will review the state’s existing programs designed to train both job seekers and existing employees for current and prospective employment opportunities, as well as help develop new initiatives to improve employee readiness, meet the needs of private sector employers, and create well-paying jobs to grow New York’s economy.

March 23, 2015
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