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Workers at Alcoa’s Massena East plant met with their union yesterday to find out about the deal it’s made with the aluminum company when it closes the plant. The results, the Watertown Daily Times and North Country Now report today, are...
Employees at Alcoa’s Massena East plant will find out today what’s going to happen to their jobs when the plant shuts down, the Watertown Daily Times reports today. Their union, Steelworkers Local 450-A, is meeting with workers at 3:30...
Some number of jobs will likely be coming to DeKalb at some point in the future, as Corning, Inc., is planning an expansion in its Corning Canton plant (which is in DeKalb). That’s according to the Watertown Daily Times, which reports today...
A funding program to help people who’ve been out of work for more than 26 weeks has half a million dollars still available in training grants. A press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office says 44 North Country businesses (including...
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...
News stories tagged with "employment"
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
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
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
May 10, 2001 — This is Nurses Week, a time when health care workers are recognized for their professional skills and dedication. But a national shortage of nurses and other professionals has put the week of recognition on the back-burner and galvanized some New York nurses to organize a petition-signing campaign. They want better working conditions at hospitals throughout the state. A group of vans with members from the New York State Nurses Association is touring the state this week seeking support for a change in health care laws. Three North Country health care facilities were on the list of stops. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article