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Labor Dept Wage Thefts Investigations Backlogged
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Labor Dept Wage Thefts Investigations Backlogged

June 10, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, New York – The state Department of Labor doesn’t complete many of its wage theft investigations in a timely manner, allowing thousands of cases to remain unresolved for a year or more, according to an New York State Comptroller audit

Buy American: The Job You Save May Be Your Own
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Buy American: The Job You Save May Be Your Own

June 6, 2014 By New York State AFL-CIO Albany, NY – New York State lost over 300,000 manufacturing jobs in the last decade, and rather than being part of solution, the state is contributing to the problem by outsourcing materials for infrastructure projects to foreign countries. Foreign companies have been awarded contracts for subway repairs,…

NYS Jobs Express Lists 100K Available Jobs
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NYS Jobs Express Lists 100K Available Jobs

June 6, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – Almost 100,000 jobs are currently available and listed on the State’s Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov). The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.

Seattle Workers Show the Way by Winning $15/Hour Wage Floor
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Seattle Workers Show the Way by Winning $15/Hour Wage Floor

June 5, 2014 By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Washington, DC – "Like working Americans across the country, the 2.1 million members of SEIU are tremendously inspired by the breakthrough vote by the Seattle City Council to lift the wage floor there to $15 per hour. Congratulations to everyone in the coalition who fought to…

Tech Industry Rapid Growth in Brooklyn
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Tech Industry Rapid Growth in Brooklyn

June 4, 2014 By Stephanie West Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has released its Spring Labor Market Review report, “IT Grows in Brooklyn,” which examines the growth of the tech industry in Brooklyn since 2004. The tech sector has seen astounding growth in terms of the number of firms and employees located…

Open a College Savings Account for Children
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Open a College Savings Account for Children

May 30, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – New York State’s 529 College Saving Program has helped New York residents pay for more than $230 million in college-related expenses in 2014. The investment program is designed to help parents save for college and offers tax deductions up to $10,000 annually.

NYC Economy Outpaces the Nation
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NYC Economy Outpaces the Nation

May 28, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY—New York City’s economy grew almost three percent while the country’s economic growth was a sluggish 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found in his first quarterly update on the City’s vital economic stats released May 28, 2014….

Brooklyn Leads Economic Growth in NYC
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Brooklyn Leads Economic Growth in NYC

May 28, 2014 By Neal Tepel Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn’s economy is rapidly expanding, adding jobs and businesses at a faster pace than the rest of New York City between 2003 and 2012. This according to an economic snapshot of Brooklyn released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Kings County is now a…

Jobs for New Yorkers’ Initiative
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Jobs for New Yorkers’ Initiative

May 23, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the 30 members of Jobs for New Yorkers’ that will develop real-time strategies to strengthen the city’s workforce and help workers develop the skills needed to secure good paying jobs in fast-growing careers. The task force will help shift…

NYS Summer Jobs Program Announced
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NYS Summer Jobs Program Announced

May 23, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that more than 18,000 young people from low-income households will gain valuable work experience, and a much-needed paycheck, through New York State’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

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