Albany, NY) Yesterday, the State Assembly followed the Senate in passing the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA). This historic legislation will protect thousands of hard-working men and women from unscrupulous employers who steal their earnings by paying less than minimum wage, misclassifying them as independent contractors, or by forcing them to work off the clock, among other underhanded schemes.
State Senator Kevin Parker in partnership with Penda Aiken, Inc. hosted his 4th Annual Job Fair which featured more than 25 federal, state, private and non-profit companies. Some of the hiring entities participating included: United Parcel Service, City University of New York (CUNY), Time Warner Cable, St. Francis College, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Partners in Care, FDNY, United States Customs Border Police, New York State Department of Corrections, Visiting Nurse Services of New York and .
(Brooklyn, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) proudly announces an innovative new website designed to assist New Yorkers in finding employment. Through the leadership of Governor Cuomo, this website takes thousands of jobs listed throughout the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region and industry, to help job seekers identify positions available.
“My constituents are some of the hardest working and most talented people in the State,” said Senator Parker. “In midst of our challenging economic recovery we must ensure that resources are made available to help them find meaningful long-term employment.”
"The struggles of low-wage workers in our community is a serious problem that needs to be addressed by increasing the minimum wage. Check out this report by the Senate Democratic Conference outlining this important issue." - Senator Parker (D-21)
Senator Parker welcomes SUNY Empire State College President Dr. Merodie A. Hancock. Listen as they discuss the College's commitment to non-traditional students among online and face-to-face courses in 35 locations statewide.
Brooklyn is one of the college's 35 locations across New York state.
"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said. "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land. After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps. But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.