jobs

10:15am

Fri June 20, 2014
Science

Playing youth sports a sign of career success?

Joseph Gilbert via Flickr

 

Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.

Two coinciding studies looked at the success of people who played a sport in school. The first asked potential employers and co-workers to look at extra-curricular activities of potential hires.

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5:06pm

Fri May 16, 2014
Guns

More than 100 Remington Arms jobs being sent to Alabama

Remington Arms employs more than 1,000 people in Ilion, New York.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

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.

The parent company of Remington, based in Ilion, New York, announced this week it is moving two lines of production work to the company's gleaming new factory in Huntsville, Alabama.

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6:30am

Fri May 16, 2014
Post-Prison Employment

Rochester considers ordinance to limit questions about criminal history in job applications

Just over ten years ago, Paul McFadden was told outright by a convenience store owner that he was not employable because of a series of convictions in his teens.

Paul McFadden said, "What's the problem? What's going on?"

He said, "A person like you will never work inside of here. You've been a criminal all of your life. You've been a gang member all of your life. You and your kind will never... if I had it my way, I wouldn't even let you step foot inside of my store.”

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8:34am

Mon April 28, 2014
Jobs

Overwhelming demand to attend job fair for Nano Utica

Construction of the Nano Utica complex on the campus of SUNY-IT in Utica in October. (file photo)
Ryan Delaney WRVO

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.

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.

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11:05am

Mon April 21, 2014
Poverty

Addressing poverty in New York, county by county

Credit U.S. Census Bureau

The New York State Community Action Association is undertaking a major tour around the state in an effort to bring attention to poverty.

The tour’s first stop, at the Ulster County Community Action headquarters, highlighted their effort to help people prepare for jobs and gain access to everything from food to head start to weatherizing their homes.

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