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Report shows polarization in NYS job market

A new report from the New York Federal Reserve shows that advances in technology and globalization mean job opportunities are growing in high skill sectors like engineering, and also in lower skill sectors like childcare. But opportunities in between are declining.  Go to full article
It's the private sector that's leading the way in job creation, as the public sector is dragging.

Upstate leads NY jobs gains

New York State is on the brink of returning to pre-recession job levels, largely thanks to upstate. That's according to a new analysis from IHS Global Insight. The Innovation Trail's Alex Crichton has more.  Go to full article
Paul Nojaim explained how his family-run grocery store in Syracuse will participate in the state's Youth Works program. Ryan Delaney /Innovation Trail
Paul Nojaim explained how his family-run grocery store in Syracuse will participate in the state's Youth Works program. Ryan Delaney /Innovation Trail

State promotes youth jobs program

The Cuomo administration is promoting a job hiring program for young people in some of the state's most economically hurting areas. The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney has details.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo delivering his budget address, January 2012
Governor Cuomo delivering his budget address, January 2012

Cuomo, unions go head to head on Tier VI pensions

Public worker unions have gone on the offensive against Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed new pension tier, invoking class warfare. Meanwhile the governor is warning that if there's no resolution, thousands of local government employees will be laid off.  Go to full article
One IDA project, a business park adjacent to I-81 in Watertown
One IDA project, a business park adjacent to I-81 in Watertown

Reformers question IDAs' jobs creation record

Ask just about any politician these days, and he'll likely tell you that a big part of his job is to create jobs. So how does the government do that? Here in New York, Industrial Development Agencies are one of main job creation mechanisms for local communities.

The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick explains how these obscure economic development tools work, and just how much it can cost taxpayers when they don't work.  Go to full article
Photo: Streetsblog.org
Photo: Streetsblog.org

Assembly Speaker Silver introduces bill to raise minimum wage

The leading Democrat in New York's Assembly is pushing to increase the state's minimum wage.

Speaker Sheldon Silver says it's "absurd" to think that anyone can make a living on the current amount, $7.25 an hour. He wants the minimum to go up to $8.50.

Silver had dozens of colleagues from his Democrat-controlled chamber behind him when he announced his bill yesterday.

The speaker says the minimum wage in New York has risen 10 cents in the last six years and increasing it is "a matter of human dignity".  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo during Wednesday's address. Photo: Marie Cusick.
Governor Andrew Cuomo during Wednesday's address. Photo: Marie Cusick.

What will Cuomo's agenda mean for the North Country?

The governor's State of the State address was notably high-energy, and he laid out a lot of proposals that will be playing out over the coming months. Brian Mann is a keen Albany watcher, and he joined Nora Flaherty on the line to talk about the speech and how it might affect the discussion here in the North Country.  Go to full article
You put these jobs back in, the costs go up. Iím not willing to do that.

Attempt to save county jobs fails

An attempt by one Essex County lawmaker to save 10 positions eliminated in the adopted 2012 budget failed narrowly earlier this week. According to County Manager Dan Palmer, Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow moved to have the jobs restored.  Go to full article
There are so many positions open that within information technology, we look (outside) to fill a lot of those spots

Senecas go "outside" for high tech hires

Employment numbers aren't good in western New York. But the Seneca Nation is bucking the trend. The Nation is working fast to fill jobs, especially those calling for highly-skilled workers.

There are enough jobs that the Senecas are looking outside of their own community to fill those positions. Case in point: Seneca Niagara Casino. The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports.

Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting about New York's innovation economy.  Go to full article
Itís an important facility for us, and it has a major impact on the economy in the county.

Newton Falls Paper Company cancels re-opening

The Newton Falls Fine Paper company will not reopen in October, according to a release the company sent to the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development agency.

The Company, in the Adirondack town of Clifton, laid off about eighty employees last December with hopes they'd be hired back this fall.  Go to full article

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