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March 30

Diversity Goes Deeper Than Hiring

Diversity in the workplace is important, but in different ways than you might think. There’s the obvious moral reason: people of diverse backgrounds should all be given equal opportunities for employment. But there’s a business reason as well: According to a wide field of research, businesses that focus on diversity actually improve their bottom lines. […]

November 15

Working from Home: More Pros than Cons?

There’s nothing like getting up late, not stressing about a commute, and sitting down at your laptop with a big breakfast and no outside distractions to start your day at work right? Well, that seems accurate until you realize you’re in the comfort of your own bed, have access to far too many TVs, and have […]

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October 10

Promising Signals for Jobs in Syracuse

Steady growth and corporate expansion will create jobs in Syracuse. Are your skills in demand?

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September 19

Jobs Growth Strong Despite Seasonal Losses

Preliminary numbers released by the NYS Department of Labor indicate continued growth in the upstate NY job market, with 120,400 private sector jobs added since this time last year.

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September 13

These Companies Support Equal Pay for Women

Equal pay for equal work has been the law of the land since 1963, but too many Americans are paid less for the same labor as their male colleagues. These companies are leading the way to a more equitable future.

July 26

New York Job Growth is Back — and Not Just on Wall Street

The economic outlook for job seekers in New York has been lackluster at best for the past few years. Recovery from the ’08 financial crisis has seemingly taken the path of most resistance, as evidenced in the fact that our nation’s recent attempt at economic recuperation has been one of the slowest in recorded history. […]

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January 27

Stop Gambling with Workplace Safety

Sobering news from the WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health: 83% of inspected construction sites in Western NY violated workplace safety regulations. What does this mean?

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January 7

Your Job Interview is a Story Session

Making the connection between job interview questions and collaborative storytelling is a powerful career insight.

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December 16

Sanders to Cuomo: CUNY Needs Your Help

Citing CUNY’s role in educating working New Yorkers, Senator Bernie Sanders called on Governor Cuomo in an open letter (pdf) to “invest in a fair contract for the University’s faculty and staff”.

October 1

What You Need to Know: Working in a Brewery

The brewing industry is exploding in New York. How do you make the jump from beer aficionado to brewer?

September 24

WNY Jobs Report

Living in WNY, you learn to respect seasons and cycles. The jobs numbers tell us Spring is finally here.

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September 22

6 Insights for Job Fair Success

Kirk Elliot of United Career Fairs has been doing this for a long time, both as a recruiter and job fair organizer. Here’s (some of) what he learned along the way.

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September 21

Jobs in Buffalo [Infographic]

We started out taking notes for an upcoming piece on employment trends and jobs in Buffalo, NY … and ended up making this handy infographic instead.

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September 8

10 Smartest Places in New York

Inspired by recent analysis in Buffalo Business First, we profiled the most educated New York counties.

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September 1

25 Highest Paid Jobs in New York

You’re probably thinking the highest paid jobs in New York are all CEOs, lawyers, and screaming finance wizards — and you’re probably wrong.

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August 31

Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Albany Kind of Does

Take a minute and brainstorm: what are the jobs that define a civilization? Turns out Albany has the greatest concentrations of those jobs in the state, and way more than the national average.

August 31

Tax Law Changes Encourage Manufacturing Jobs

Look for growth in New York manufacturing jobs and STEM investment as tax laws pivot.

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August 25

Senators Secure Millions for Lead Abatement Jobs

Calling lead poisoning an “irreversible, preventable tragedy“, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped secure several multi-million dollar lead abatement grants throughout New York State. What does this mean for lead abatement jobs?

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August 24

5 Effective Cover Letter Tips

I wrote literally thousands of cover letters for people over the last ten years. Here are five things I learned (and a free cover letter template).

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August 20

July Saw Record 3-Month Growth in New York Jobs

The Department of Labor’s latest figures show the largest three-month gain on record in New York State, with (nearly) every region and sector picking up the pace.