unemployment http://wrvo.org en On budget victory lap, Cuomo says best is yet to come http://wrvo.org/post/budget-victory-lap-cuomo-says-best-yet-come <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued his publicity tour Monday on the recently passed state budget with a stop in Syracuse.</p><p>Cuomo, a Democrat, was a late edition to the agenda at the annual meeting of CenterState CEO, a business development group. About a thousand business owners and local leaders attended the luncheon at the OnCenter.</p><p>The governor praised CenterState CEO's president, Rob Simpson, and Onondaga County's "phenomenal" Executive, Joanie Mahoney.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:42:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54267 at http://wrvo.org On budget victory lap, Cuomo says best is yet to come Biden promotes reinvention of workforce training upstate http://wrvo.org/post/biden-promotes-reinvention-workforce-training-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his State of the Union address President Barack Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead a reform of the country’s training programs to ensure the skills in the workforce match employers’ needs.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:49:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50627 at http://wrvo.org Biden promotes reinvention of workforce training upstate News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 28 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-tuesday-jan-28 <p>A new law requires New York hospitals to screen newborns for heart defects; unemployment rates are down in the state (for the most part); if you don't feel like shoveling that sidewalk, you may end up with a fine; and $56 million in funds has been awarded to New York hospitals. Catch up on the news of the day with WRVO's news briefs.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:19 +0000 WRVO News 50540 at http://wrvo.org News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 28 Report: New Yorkers pay a price for longer unemployment http://wrvo.org/post/report-new-yorkers-pay-price-longer-unemployment <p></p><p>A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to be a “lost decade” for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:27:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43373 at http://wrvo.org Maffei marks 100 days back in office by talking jobs http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-marks-100-days-back-office-talking-jobs <p>Central New York's congressman has marked his first 100 days back in office by laying out a blueprint for jobs and the economy. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36319 at http://wrvo.org Maffei marks 100 days back in office by talking jobs 29.5% of recent high school graduates can't find work http://wrvo.org/post/295-recent-high-school-graduates-cant-find-work <p>The unemployment rate for recent high school graduates has nearly doubled since the recession began, leaving almost a third of them without work, according to a report from an economic think tank. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:28:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36259 at http://wrvo.org Private-sector jobs up statewide, but it's not all good news http://wrvo.org/post/private-sector-jobs-statewide-its-not-all-good-news <p>Job figures are on the rise across New York state, &nbsp;however private-sector jobs in some upstate areas have declined according to the state Department of Labor’s latest jobs report.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:32:58 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34564 at http://wrvo.org Unemployment figures worse for under-30s http://wrvo.org/post/unemployment-figures-worse-under-30s <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The national unemployment level remained unchanged at 7.8 percent for December, according to Bureau of Labor Statistic figures released today. This is the 49th consecutive month unemployment has been above 7 percent but according to analysis from an interest group, those numbers don’t reflect the reality for young adults. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31453 at http://wrvo.org Jobs were top issue for audience at Doheny-Owens debate http://wrvo.org/post/jobs-were-top-issue-audience-doheny-owens-debate-0 <p>In northern New York, a large audience showed up for the debate televised on YNN was held in the contentious race between Democrat incumbent Bill Owens and Republican challenger Matt Doheny.&nbsp; Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:51:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 28167 at http://wrvo.org Mobile reemployment teams tour state http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-reemployment-teams-tour-state <p>Upstate New York is having a hard time getting over the recession. Unemployment in upstate rose to 8.5 percent in August, close to one percentage point higher than during August 2011, according to a new report from the<a href="http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/pressreleases/prlaus.shtm" target="_blank"> New York State Department of Labor</a>. New York’s&nbsp;rate peaked above the national trend, and this month Governor Andrew Cuomo started an <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09182012-cuomo-initiative-to-help-unemployment" target="_blank">initiative to help</a> address the issue. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:16:49 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27185 at http://wrvo.org Veterans Job Corp. would employ vets for one year http://wrvo.org/post/veterans-job-corp-would-employ-vets-one-year <p>As veteran unemployment hovers above the national average, some lawmakers are pushing for the creation of a Veterans Job Corp.</p><p>Democrat Senator Charles Schumer from New York says the veteran corp. would be similar to the already established AmeriCorp program. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:05:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 23183 at http://wrvo.org Veterans Job Corp. would employ vets for one year Employment of disabled big concern as ADA turns 22 http://wrvo.org/post/employment-disabled-big-concern-ada-turns-22 <p>The disabled community in central New York this week celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.&nbsp; While there have been so many successes in the fight for equal access for the disabled, there is still work to be done.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:14:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22476 at http://wrvo.org State targets youth unemployment with training, tax credits http://wrvo.org/post/state-targets-youth-unemployment-training-tax-credits <p>The Cuomo administration is promoting a new program aimed at reducing unemployment among teens and young adults in low-income parts of the state.</p><p>The Labor Department&#39;s <a href="http://www.labor.ny.gov/careerservices/youth-tax-credit.shtm" target="_blank">New York Youth Works</a> program was <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/ny-program-fund-jobs-unemployed-youth" target="_blank">first announced in February</a>. Officials were in Syracuse late last week to highlight the benefits of the program.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:17:13 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18441 at http://wrvo.org State targets youth unemployment with training, tax credits