Statewide unemployment continues to rise amid Democrat paralysis on jobs front; Despite federal stimulus, New York lost 270,000 private sector jobs last year New York State Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.
As former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Economic Development Committee, Senator Alesi was a prime architect of “Upstate Now”. Passed by the Senate, “Upstate Now” would lower taxes, provide affordable health plans for small businesses, strengthen our workforce, invest in new technology and reduce energy costs to help small businesses thrive.
A highly skilled workforce is imperative to the success and growth of our local economy. Senator Alesi continues to support small businesses in securing workforce development funds for groups like Rochester Business Alliance and Progress Rochester that partner with area colleges, universities, and local businesses to provide necessary training.