WEST NYACK, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange), joined by fellow elected officials Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee and Chairwoman of the Rockland County Legislature Harriet Cornell, recently attended Leadership Rockland’s Education and Developing Human Capital Day at BOCES in West Nyack.
SUFFERN, NY – In a coordinated effort to spur economic activity and boost local hiring, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange), Rockland Community College President Dr. Cliff L. Wood, and businesses spanning the New York and New Jersey regions, together welcomed hundreds of job seekers that came to participate in this year’s job fair in Rockland County.
The event, which was held at RCC’s Eugene Levy Fieldhouse in Suffern, hosted 59 businesses that represented various sectors of the economy, including financial services, banking, utilities, healthcare, military, telecommunications and many more. School officials said that this was the largest job fair they have hosted in nearly a decade. Over 850 job seekers attended throughout the day.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Senate colleagues today proposed an expansion of the Pride of New York Program that will increase awareness of restaurants and markets that sell New York-grown products and help strengthen this state’s agricultural economy.
The proposal will create two new designations, “Dine: Pride of New York” for restaurants and “Shop: Pride of New York” for retailers and wholesalers, that would serve as a beacon for New Yorkers who are increasingly looking to buy locally grown products.
“I applaud President Obama’s decision to fight for increasing the minimum wage. At the same time, New York cannot sit back and wait for action. New York must set an example for Washington to act by working together in a bipartisan fashion and raising workers’ pay here at home.