jobs http://wrvo.org en Community job training program will expand http://wrvo.org/post/community-job-training-program-will-expand <p>A minority workforce training program on Syracuse’s North Side is being expanded with the help of several local agencies.</p><p>Northside UP, a community group targeting the immigrant population in the northern sections of Syracuse, has been running training programs called Green Train and Health Train.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second has placed a few dozen people <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/hospital-invests-not-only-new-buildings-neighborhood" target="_blank">on the payroll on St. Joseph’s Hospital</a>, also located on the North Side. </span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:22:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59370 at http://wrvo.org Community job training program will expand The Film House moves forward with plans for first and second movies http://wrvo.org/post/film-house-moves-forward-plans-first-and-second-movies <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:53:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59218 at http://wrvo.org The Film House moves forward with plans for first and second movies Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation http://wrvo.org/post/despite-construction-and-ribbon-cuttings-syracuse-lags-job-creation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sight of cranes in the air, and shovels in the ground abound in central New York this summer.&nbsp; That doesn’t jive though, with the latest job figures from New York state that the Syracuse area continues to lose jobs at an alarming rate.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59186 at http://wrvo.org Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation More New Yorkers dying from falls on the job http://wrvo.org/post/more-new-yorkers-dying-falls-job <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of people killed in workplace accidents in New York state as a result of falls has increased, according to the federal government’s workplace safety watchdog.</span></p><p>The number of fatalities at construction and industrial sites is decreasing overall, reports the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), but 42 workers in New York fell to their death in 2012, 10 more than the year before.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:44:21 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56751 at http://wrvo.org More New Yorkers dying from falls on the job More than 100 Remington Arms jobs being sent to Alabama http://wrvo.org/post/more-100-remington-arms-jobs-being-sent-alabama <p></p><p>The two-century-old gun manufacturer Remington Arms, the nucleus of a small Mohawk Valley community, is losing jobs to a more gun-friendly state.</p><p>The parent company of Remington, based in Ilion, New York, announced this week it is moving to lines of production work to <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/remington-expansion-plans-causes-concern-mohawk-valley" target="_blank">the company's gleaming new factory in Huntsville, Alabama</a>, announced earlier this year.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:23:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55906 at http://wrvo.org More than 100 Remington Arms jobs being sent to Alabama Overwhelming demand to attend job fair for Nano Utica http://wrvo.org/post/overwhelming-demand-attend-job-fair-nano-utica <p></p><p>Registration for a job fair to work at the new nano technology facility in Utica had to be cut off several days early because there was too much demand for the 300 open positions.</p><p>The job fair for the QUAD-C computer chip center on the campus of the SUNY Institute of Technology is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. But after 1,500 people had registered by Thursday, organizers cut it off.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:27:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54947 at http://wrvo.org Overwhelming demand to attend job fair for Nano Utica Report: There's a looming skills gap in New York's economy http://wrvo.org/post/report-theres-looming-skills-gap-new-yorks-economy <p></p><p>There is a looming skills gap between available jobs in New York and the training needed to fill them, according to a new report.</p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/220142438/Ready-Nation-skills-gap-report#fullscreen=1" target="_blank">The report</a>, by <a href="http://www.readynation.org/" target="_blank">Ready Nation/America’s Edge</a> found that by 2020, there will be 350,000 available jobs in the state that New Yorkers won’t have the skills needed to fill. They’re mid-level skilled jobs that require some advanced education, like an associate degree or certificate.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:44:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54795 at http://wrvo.org Pulaski company adds manufacturing jobs http://wrvo.org/post/pulaski-company-adds-manufacturing-jobs <p></p><p>A specialty paper producer in Pulaski recently more than doubled its production and workforce. Felix Schoeller, which makes inkjet papers and specialty products, added more than 170 employees in the past year -- boosting its total to nearly 300 people.</p><p>Michael Szidat, president of Felix Schoeller North America, says New York state’s economic development agency, Empire State Development, helped the company by giving it tax credits.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:27:35 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54485 at http://wrvo.org Labor secretary highlights high-tech manufacturing in visit http://wrvo.org/post/labor-secretary-highlights-high-tech-manufacturing-visit <p></p><p>The United States Labor Secretary visited central New York Wednesday to announce a new workforce training grant program and to put a focus on advanced manufacturing.</p><p>Labor Secretary Thomas Perez went to the Fulton Companies in Pulaski and then on to the Center of Excellence in Syracuse. Perez, a Buffalo native, was promoting a $150 million workforce training program targeting the long-term unemployed.</p><p>"If we reduce that long term unemployment rate to the rates that it’s usually at after recessions, we could bring our unemployment rate down to the low fives," he said.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:36:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51626 at http://wrvo.org Labor secretary highlights high-tech manufacturing in visit Jefferson County employer Hi-Lite to create new jobs with USDA loan http://wrvo.org/post/jefferson-county-employer-hi-lite-create-new-jobs-usda-loan <p></p><p>A Jefferson County company is planning to expand with the help of a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.&nbsp;</p><p>Hi-Lite Airfield Services, in Adams Center, plans to create between eight and 10 new jobs, according to a news release from Rep. Bill Owens’s (D-Plattsburgh) office.&nbsp;The company also plans to buy new equipment with the $7.1 million loan from the USDA’s Rural Development program.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:47:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 51558 at http://wrvo.org Jefferson County employer Hi-Lite to create new jobs with USDA loan Maffei uses job fair to connect workers with rising employment sectors http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-uses-job-fair-connect-workers-rising-employment-sectors <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:27:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50278 at http://wrvo.org Buyout could mean growth for Watertown employer Stream http://wrvo.org/post/buyout-could-mean-growth-watertown-employer-stream <p></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">There have been a lot of questions in the wake of an announcement that the Stream Global Services Watertown call center will be sold. The company that’s buying it says if anything, the sale should make workers optimistic.</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;"> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:07:18 +0000 Joanna Richards 49934 at http://wrvo.org Buyout could mean growth for Watertown employer Stream Oswego County luring business, jobs to area http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-luring-business-jobs-area <p></p><p>After losing several big name manufacturing plants in recent decades, Oswego County has been aggressively trying to lure new companies in, filling vacant facilities with new tenants. The most recent announcement was made in Fulton, where <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/fultons-birds-eye-plant-gets-new-life-poultry-processor">a Pakistan-based poultry processor</a> has taken over the former Birds Eye plant.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:03:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49573 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County luring business, jobs to area New York wins federal drone testing site designation http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation <p></p><p></p><p>Upstate New York has won a coveted test site designation for unmanned aerial systems - or drones - from the Federal Aviation Administration as part of that agency's work toward developing regulations for drones' integration into U.S. skies.</p><p>But for many here in upstate New York, the designation is more about the jobs and dollars that surround the booming drone industry, estimated to be worth $100 billion globally over the next decade. Industry trade groups predict the business will generated 70,000 jobs nationwide.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:00:40 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49244 at http://wrvo.org New York wins federal drone testing site designation Drum numbers likely dropping – but no cause for alarm http://wrvo.org/post/drum-numbers-likely-dropping-no-cause-alarm <p></p><p>The Watertown area’s economy is heavily dependent on Fort Drum. With the federal budget sequester on and the Afghanistan war winding down, the numbers of soldiers assigned to the post and civilians working there is likely to decrease. But the outlook is more complicated than just doom and gloom.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:28:04 +0000 Joanna Richards 48498 at http://wrvo.org Drum numbers likely dropping – but no cause for alarm Syracuse-area site safe from Lockheed Martin plant closures http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-area-site-safe-lockheed-martin-plant-closures <p>The Lockheed Martin factory in suburban Syracuse was not on the list of factories the defense contractor announced Thursday it will close in efforts to reduce costs.</p><p>Workers in central New York could, though, be affected by the 3.5 percent workforce reduction the company also announced, which will equal about 4,000 jobs nationwide. The details of those layoffs will be finalized early next year, the company <a href="http://lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2013/november/1114hq-facility-consolidation.html" target="_blank">said in a release</a>.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:18:50 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47150 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse-area site safe from Lockheed Martin plant closures 145 workers let go at Lockheed Martin sites in upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/145-workers-let-go-lockheed-martin-sites-upstate-new-york <p></p><p>Another 80 employees at Lockheed Martin's factory in suburban Syracuse, N.Y. and 65 in Owego, N.Y. have been told they're out of a job in the second round of the layoffs to hit the sites this year.</p><p>The plan to reduce the workforce in the defense contractor's Mission Systems and Training unit <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/more-layoffs-hit-upstate-ny-lockheed-martin-sites" target="_blank">was announced on Oct. 16</a>. In all, 587 workers lost their job in the unit nationwide.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:32:29 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46790 at http://wrvo.org 145 workers let go at Lockheed Martin sites in upstate New York There was a 'secret plan' to close Lockheed Martin's Syracuse site http://wrvo.org/post/there-was-secret-plan-close-lockheed-martins-syracuse-site <p> Lockheed Martin's radar and sensor facility just outside of Syracuse is safe for at least a year, but the company was close to closing it and relocating jobs, according to a news report.</p><p><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/10/lockheed_martin_abandons_secret_plan_to_shut_suburban_syracuse_plant_-_for_now.html" target="_blank">The Post-Standard this morning</a> cited unnamed sources and an internal document saying the defense contractor was in serious talks to shutter the facility in Salina and move the jobs there to other locations.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:32:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46451 at http://wrvo.org There was a 'secret plan' to close Lockheed Martin's Syracuse site Novelis commissions expansion at Oswego plant http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-commissions-expansion-oswego-plant <p>Novelis' aluminum plant in Oswego commissioned a new $200 million expansion, and created 100 jobs for Oswego County. The addition of two new production lines increased the company's North American capacity for producing aluminum sheet for cars by 240,000 tons.</p><p>Plant manager Chris Smith says the expansion features two new aluminum automotive sheet finishing lines, which will increase the company's ability to provide lighter material to address the automotive industry's need to improve gas mileage in the cars they produce.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:12:50 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46174 at http://wrvo.org Novelis commissions expansion at Oswego plant More layoffs hit upstate N.Y. Lockheed Martin facilities http://wrvo.org/post/more-layoffs-hit-upstate-ny-lockheed-martin-facilities <p></p><p>Workers at Lockheed Martin sites in central New York and the Southern Tier are being hit with another round of layoffs, but the company says the move is not tied to the government shutdown that just ended.</p><p>A total of 600 workers across the country will be out of a job early next month, according to the defense contractor.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:07:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45826 at http://wrvo.org More layoffs hit upstate N.Y. Lockheed Martin facilities Lockheed Martin lays off 139 workers at upstate NY sites http://wrvo.org/post/lockheed-martin-lays-139-workers-upstate-ny-sites <p></p><p>Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has laid 114 workers at its site in suburban Syracuse and 25 in Owego, as part of the approximately 300 job cuts announced last month.</p><p>The 139 employees will be out of a job on August 15.</p><p>The reductions are in Lockheed's Mission Systems and Training division. The Salina and Owego plants work primarily in radar and sensor technology. The affected positions are mostly in engineering and program management.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42024 at http://wrvo.org Lockheed Martin lays off 139 workers at upstate NY sites Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushing-suny-health-care-work-training-program <p>Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to get the federal labor department to steer $23 million to New York's community colleges so they can set up a health care worker training program.</p><p>The State University of New York is applying for the grant. It's similar to one SUNY <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" target="_blank">won last year for high-tech manufacturing</a>.</p><p>Twenty-nine community college campuses are listed on the grant application, and would split the grant money. The schools would also partner with area hospitals.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:27:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41228 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program SUNY program to bring together students and employers comes to Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/suny-program-bring-together-students-and-employers-comes-oswego <p>SUNY Oswego is taking part in phase two of the statewide SUNY Works program, which is designed to bring together prospective employers and students through paying jobs for the students.<br><br>SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley says the college has already had a co-op employment program in place for several years, but says SUNY Works enhances the existing program. Stanley also says by providing students with an opportunity to make money, college becomes more affordable.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:45 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41170 at http://wrvo.org SUNY program to bring together students and employers comes to Oswego Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-civilian-worker-furloughs-begin <p>Civilian employee furloughs start at Fort Drum this week, as part of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration. Non-uniformed workers face one mandatory unpaid day off each week for 11 weeks. About 1,800 workers – and many services on post – are affected.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Uniformed members of the military are exempt from the furloughs, but that doesn't mean they won't be affected by them.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:44:57 +0000 Joanna Richards 40756 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin Alcoa breaks ground at Massena East plant http://wrvo.org/post/alcoa-breaks-ground-massena-east-plant <p></p><p>Alcoa Aluminum broke ground earlier this week on a $600 million expansion and modernization project at its manufacturing plant in Massena.<br><br>Company officials were joined by New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, other state and local leaders, North Country Rep. Bill Owens, and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 16:33:13 +0000 Julie Grant 40593 at http://wrvo.org Alcoa breaks ground at Massena East plant Syracuse heavily dependent on health care for economic recovery http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-heavily-dependent-health-care-economic-recovery <p>More than a third of the post-recession jobs Syracuse has gained have come in the health care sector. That's a percentage that puts it near the top of cities dependent on the industry for economic growth.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2013/07/01-healthcare-metro-monitor" target="_blank">numbers</a> tabulated by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Institute, 35.9 percent of Syracuse's recently added jobs have been in health care. Only three other metro areas in the country had a higher percentage.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:08:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40492 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse heavily dependent on health care for economic recovery Minority trades training program comes to Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/minority-trades-training-program-comes-syracuse <p></p><p>A new job training program is hoping to boost minority employment in construction and trades in the Syracuse area.<br><br>The city of Syracuse is putting its backing behind the workforce training program run by the National Association of Minority Contractors.<br><br>Otis Jennings, president of the local chapter of the association, brought the program to Syracuse. He says the best part of the program is the training is standardized and participants can take the certificate anywhere.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:43:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40286 at http://wrvo.org Minority trades training program comes to Syracuse North Country's economy can survive troop cut at Fort Drum, community leaders say http://wrvo.org/post/north-countrys-economy-can-survive-troop-cut-fort-drum-community-leaders-say <p></p><p>When the Army announced earlier this week that Fort Drum would lose 1,500 soldiers as part of a plan to reduce troops across the force, north country community leaders started trying to figure out what the impact would be.</p><p>They seem to agree that Fort Drum escaped this round of personnel cuts relatively unscathed.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:17:55 +0000 Joanna Richards 40247 at http://wrvo.org North Country's economy can survive troop cut at Fort Drum, community leaders say VA Secretary Shinseki helps celebrate anniversary of medical center http://wrvo.org/post/va-secretary-shinseki-helps-celebrate-anniversary-medical-center <p>Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is in Syracuse today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the city's VA Medical Center.<br><br>Yesterday, he met with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and other community leaders who advocate for veterans for a round table discussion at Fowler High school about how to improve veterans' employment prospects.<br><br>Shinseki says veterans need to boost their job-seeking skills, but employers need to develop a better understanding of the value veterans can offer their businesses.<br> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:06:05 +0000 Joanna Richards 39543 at http://wrvo.org Advanced manufacturing sector asking for more workforce training http://wrvo.org/post/advanced-manufacturing-sector-asking-more-workforce-training <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year the U.S. Department of Labor </span><a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">awarded more than $14 million</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the SUNY network of community colleges in upstate New York to develop work training programs for emerging industries. But, nearly one year on, the advanced manufacturing sector is asking for more, pointing to the skills gap as an ongoing issue.</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39155 at http://wrvo.org Advanced manufacturing sector asking for more workforce training