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11:57am

Sat October 4, 2014
minimum wage

Tipped workers want a wage increase, but restaurants say it'll hurt

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 5:46 pm

Patrick McCann, owner of Piggy Pat's BBQ in New Hartford, says wage increases for servers will hurt his business.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Most New Yorkers earning the minimum wage are seeing their pay increase slightly, but that doesn't go for those in the service industry who receive tips.

The state's minimum wage will be $9 an hour at the end of next year. It will stay flat for servers and other tipped workers at $5 an hour, plus those tips.

Now the state labor department is considering raising the tipped minimum wage, but restaurant owners are worried it will have a negative ripple effect.

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6:38pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Literacy

Literacy tutoring goes mobile and other notes on Literacy Day

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 5:17 pm

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The level of adult illiteracy in Onondaga County has held steady at just above the national average for the past several years. Nearly 1-in-5 adults in central New York can’t read and write beyond an elementary school level.

But it’s not all immigrants taking up English as a second language. There are just has many adults who graduated high school but could never read as well as they should.

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10:15am

Fri June 20, 2014
Science

Playing youth sports a sign of career success?

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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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