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One Syracuse-area company is among dozens statewide to receive a share of $9 million to train its employees. New York’s Work Force Development Initiative  continues to dish out grants during a challenging year. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul stopped by TTM technologies Monday to announce the next round of grants.  

“We’ve been making announcements every few months or so. Sometimes we’re investing in healthcare, other forms of technology. But areas where employers are telling us they need more workers to have the skills to be able to help them be successful.”

Homeowners’ Loan Corporation map of Syracuse, 1937

COVID-19 didn’t so much create new issues for Central New Yorker experiencing poverty, but instead exacerbated existing inequalities. That’s according to a new Community Needs Assessment produced by the local nonprofit PEACE Inc.  The report listed six areas to focus on including nutrition, employment supports, and access.


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An on-the-job apprenticeship training program is about to launch to fill the gaps for a lack of qualified talent in Central New York for machinists and toolmakers.  Onondaga Community College is partnering with two local companies to offer the free on the job training. 


It might seem like one of the quickest ways out of poverty is a steady job.  But despite low unemployment and government-funded job training, those who need jobs the most find obstacles to getting them.  Some built-in factors get in the way but there are policies and practices that could hold promise.  In this episode of City Limits, Chris Bolt examines the role local businesses play in reducing poverty in Syracuse.


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About 600 local business leaders are being called upon to think creatively in 2019 to expand upon 2,800 new job gains in the Upstate region last year as well as how to best attract and retain talent to fill a wealth of current and future job openings.

 


It’s been said time and time again that one of the keys to escaping poverty is steady employment. City Limit's Brian Moore continues to explore workforce development programs in Syracuse that are helping people gain skills and lasting employment. In the second episode of his series, he visits with employment programs that not just help the needy gain employment but also build a career.


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  The Onondaga Citizens League has embarked on its latest community study to put real faces on the area’s "economic ecosystem"…who gets work, who doesn’t, and who makes those decisions.  WAER News stopped by the first of three “scoping” sessions to learn more.

Understanding the diversity of the Central New York economy is probably a good place to start.  That's what this group tried to tackle.

"What jobs are out there?"

"What are we doing now.  Very simple question.  Should I write that down?"

"You bet."

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Hundreds of Central New Yorkers made their way to the On-Center today to look for one of 5,000 new jobs.  200 booths representing businesses, manufacturing, government, healthcare, and service organizations were set up.  Job Seekers such as Kevin Hallock put on their best attire, brought their resumes and then prepared to work the room.

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  Provisions Bakery has reopened its doors after a six-week renovation period. The Armory Square establishment has served goodies to its customers for the last 27 years while also serving its staff with an opportunity.

Access CNY Director for Mental Health Programs Ken Mack explains Provisions Bakery is not only a transitional workplace for people with disabilities.

Some people laid some pretty personal stories on the Syracuse Common Council today trying to get them to eliminate the part of job applications that makes someone disclose a felony conviction. The Syracuse Anti-Discrimination and Fair Employment Act also known as Ban the Box is a step forward against employment discrimination.

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