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UPDATE 12:06pm: David Sommerstein here, with a little more information about the idled potline from a conversation with Alcoa spokeswoman Laurie Marr. It’s one of three potlines in the East plant, all of which will be replaced eventually by...
When it was about to happen, and when it was just starting, the federal sequester made big news (here’s a list of the stories NCPR did on the potential impacts back in late February and early March.) We looked at how it would impact prisons,...
Hello! So even as I write, our reporter Julie Grant is in Massena, covering Alcoa’s groundbreaking for its new plant expansion. The expansion, which press releases say will provide hundreds of new permanent jobs as well as construction jobs...
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....
News stories tagged with "employment"
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
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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
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
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