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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"
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
Jan 18, 2002 — The economic development engines of the western half of the North Country are at full throttle to convince Stream International to locate a customer service center in Watertown. The company says it would create up to 900 new jobs--a major investment in a recessed economy. David Sommerstein reports the opportunity hinges largely on how many qualified people show up at next week's job fair. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jan 04, 2002 — Stream International has been looking to locate in New York for almost two years has plans to move into the City Center Plaza in Watertown. But negotiations depend on local response to an upcoming job fair. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Dec 12, 2001 — When economists recently announced the country was in a recession, most people already knew. In Massena, Alcoa workers have been feeling the pinch of a lagging economy for over a year now. After its latest round of layoffs and early retirements, the company is assessing its needs for the future. More layoffs are possible. But as David Sommerstein reports, hints of a market turnaround may help dispel worries of further cutbacks. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Oct 31, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Richard Merchant about addressing the shortage of health care workers with grants to encourage careers in health care. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 06, 2001 — The strike at the Finch Pruyn mill in Glens Falls is approaching the three month mark. With no talks scheduled, workers are organizing winter coat and food drives for union families. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jul 09, 2001 — United Helpers Canton Nursing home workers voted in favor of unionization on Friday, during an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. About 140 Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Assistants and other support staff will now be part of the Service Employees International Union. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
May 17, 2001 — The Zinc Corporation of America in St. Lawrence County laid off 141 workers Monday, citing high costs and low prices for zinc. David Sommerstein reports employees and area residents alike hope the two month work stoppage is only temporary. Go to full article