A Manufacturing company in East Syracuse that typically produces essential instrumentation for firefighters and the military is stepping-up during the health pandemic to safeguard medical providers.  INFICON is producing about 50 to 100 medical face-shields weekly. 

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There will be new restrictions on working in New York State, as Governor Andrew Cuomo issues new mandatory density reductions to help control the spread of the corona virus. Meanwhile, New York is getting help from the federal government to increase hospital beds.

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Nine Central New York students will be making the easy transition from an internship right into a paid position after a first-ever job signing day at LeMoyne college.  Partners for Education and Business, or PEB, modeled the event after letter-of-intent signings for athletes.   Ailiyah Morris will be taking a job at commercial laundry equipment manufacturer GA Braun after she graduates from the Institute of Technology this month.  She says the company began its relationship when she started 9th grade.  She took an internship in her junior year.

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  Help for small manufacturing businesses might be on the way. On Tuesday  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Syracuse announcing new legislation intended to help expand small businesses and boost manufacturing.  

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Senator Charles Schumer stopped by the Ultra Dairy plant in East Syracuse Monday to promote an initiative he hopes will teach new skills needed to land advanced  manufacturing jobs in Central New York.   The State University of New York has applied for a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support a career training program.  If approved, the funding would go to Onondaga Community College and nearly 30 other SUNY schools, in addition to local businesses like Byrne Dairy. Schumer says that jobs in mechatronics are more advanced than traditional manufacturing jobs because they require skills in engineering, mechanics and electronics.  He gives an example of how it might work:

  New York Residents and businesses could see reductions and rebates on taxes when Governor Andrew Cuomo forms his new budget proposal.  Monday he released details of a rumored $2 billion rebate for property taxpayers...though government leaders at the town, city and county level will have to play ball with Albany to get it for their residents.