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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"
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
Apr 27, 2001 — Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways to Careers" event at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti spoke with students as they prepared for the inevitable. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 25, 2001 — State officials say a smaller inmate population will mean fewer prison guards in the North Country. A hiring freeze has been extended to 36 correctional facilities. As Brian Mann reports, more than 600 prison jobs will be eliminated statewide. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2001 — The Big Three automakers are ailing, and some of their biggest suppliers are starting to feel the trickle-down effects. Alcoa announced over the weekend that it will shut down a part of its Massena plant for a week to help save money. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article