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NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
Heads-up on two pieces coming tomorrow during the 8 O’clock Hour. Brian Mann and I continue our conversation about how Canada’s border communities have fared — better — than their counterparts here south of the line....
Governor Cuomo signed the new, permanent version of the popular Power for Jobs program into law today. From the Associated Press: Cuomo signed the bill at Ascension Industries in North Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, on Thursday. Recharge New York...
Morning, everyone. Here’s a sampling of the weekend opinion pages around the North Country. A lot of interesting stuff, but no broad themes. So let’s dive right in. The Glens Falls Post Star goes hard against Republican efforts to...
A new study released today by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities found that St. Lawrence University (which holds the broadcast license for NCPR) has a “grand total” economic impact of $275 million a year. That...
News stories tagged with "employment"
by Karen DeWitt
Mar 12, 2004 — Democrats in Albany are critical of a Pataki Administration program that gives tax breaks to companies for creating jobs in New York. An audit has found that most of the companies do not follow through with the jobs that they promised. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 25, 2003 — When Ames closed its stores almost a year ago, it left a retail gap in the North Country's small towns. From Saranac Lake to Lowville, people voiced their frustrations in getting basic items, from socks and underwear to sewing notions and shower curtains. The Ames closure also left an employment gap in the region, one that new retail stores are starting to fill. Wise Buys opens in Canton this weekend and Hacketts opens in Potsdam in November. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2002 — Companies who fear that their greenhouse gas emissions may soon be regulated are being offered a new alternative. A Virginia-based firm has created an emissions trading system that will capitalize on telecommuting. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports. Go to full article
Sep 02, 2002 — 85 new jobs coming to Lowville will help decrease unemployment rates in Lewis County. Fibermark Incorporated, which produces speciality paper is merging its Rhode Island plant into its Lowville operation. As Jody Tosti reports, the new jobs will be created over the next 18 months, while the company invests more than $7 million to expand the paper plant. Go to full article
Aug 15, 2002 — Ames Department stores are going out of business. And with 327 stores nationwide and almost 22,000 employees, the impacts reach far and wide. As Jody Tosti reports, hundreds of jobs will be lost in the North Country alone and some communities will lose their only department store. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 07, 2002 — New York's Labor Department has released its latest employment numbers and the jobs picture looks bleak for much of the state. Hit by the September 11th terrorist attack and by a global recession, the state lost more than 140,000 jobs last year. As Brian Mann reports, parts of the north country are feeling the squeeze - but others held steady.
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Feb 21, 2002 — SUNY Colleges will be using a million dollars in state grant money to provide training for nearly 5,000 private and public sector jobs. In the North Country, 7 companies will benefit from the training program being offered through the Adirondack Community College. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2002 — State economic developers are thrilled with the turnout at the Stream International job fair held this week. They say Watertown is one step closer to landing a customer service center that promises up to 900 jobs. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2002 — North Country officials are betting on a strong showing at a Watertown job fair that opens today. Stream International wants proof of an ample work force before it builds a customer service center in Watertown that would create up to 900 new jobs. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article