Issues: Unemployment

Serrano Advocates for Community Jobs

Committed to meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by the downturn in the economy, Senator José M. Serrano attended a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall to advocate for the passage of the bill HR 4268, “Put America to Work Act,” and for the introduction of a similar Community Jobs bill in the U.S. Senate.

January 22, 2010
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Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009
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Unemployment Benefits Crisis Looms

Feature article in Courier-Life Publications

By Aaron Short

Brooklyn’s unemployment numbers for the first half of the year are discouraging %u2013 over 10 percent of the population %u2013 and state labor workers warn that a crisis could be coming if unemployment benefits are not extended.

September 2, 2009
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On 8-21-2009 Hundreds of residents, resumes in hand, packed Friday's career fair held at the Shops At Atlas Park in Glendale

Venue - The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, Queens New York. 50 Companies participating, over 600 People That Attended.

August 27, 2009
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On 8-21-2009 Hundreds of residents, resumes in hand, packed Friday's career fair held at the Shops At Atlas Park in Glendale

Venue - The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, Queens New York. 50 Companies participating, over 600 People That Attended.

August 27, 2009
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On 8-21-2009 Hundreds of residents, resumes in hand, packed Friday's career fair held at the Shops At Atlas Park in Glendale

Venue - The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, Queens New York. 50 Companies participating, over 600 People That Attended.

August 27, 2009
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On 8-21-2009 Hundreds of residents, resumes in hand, packed Friday's career fair held at the Shops At Atlas Park in Glendale

Venue - The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, Queens New York. 50 Companies participating, over 600 People That Attended.

August 27, 2009
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Press Conference on Unemployment Insurance: Faces of the Unemployed

The press conference, titled "Faces of the Unemployed," was held Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 in front of the New York State Department of Labor One-Stop Center in Long Island City, Queens.The event was to draw attention to inadequate unemployment benefits in New York and the need to bring the State's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund back to solvency.

August 5, 2009
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Measure To Assist Unemployed New Yorkers

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) announced today that the Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation that extends unemployment benefits for thousands of New Yorkers. The bill, Senate 4110-A, provides benefits for an additional 13 weeks.

“During these difficult economic times, working families are struggling to make ends meet,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “For the unemployed, the struggle is even greater, therefore, I was pleased to vote in favor of this important bill that will help so many of New York’s families.”

May 20, 2009
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