New York

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Essential Workers in NY – Almost two thirds are women

The coronavirus crisis has put a new focus on “essential workers,”  people who are bringing deliveries to our homes, working in supermarkets and convenience stores, keeping the public transportation system functioning, providing social services and childcare, and working in the healthcare industry. These essential workers have always played a critical role in keeping our communities … Continue reading

Internship in Magazines In New York City – A Testimony

In fall 2013, I began applying for several magazine internships in New York hoping I’d land at  least one of them. I mean, I was constantly looking on ED2010 for the latest posting and one day, I applied for the Good Housekeeping Magazine Editorial Internship. To my surprise, I received an e-mail about a phone … Continue reading

Fast-Food Workers in New-York – The $15 Minimum Wage is coming

There aren’t a lot of obscure government board meetings that warrant a watch party, let alone one with a marching band. But that’s how fast-food restaurant workers and their supporters celebrated Wednesday on a blocked-off street in Manhattan, as they watched a state panel recommended a $6.25 increase in their hourly wage, to $15. “It’s … Continue reading

New York – The Visiting Nurse Service to cut 775 jobs

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is eliminating 775 positions, one of the largest health care mass layoffs in New York City that does not involve the closing of a hospital. The organization is the largest nonprofit home care agency in the country. The cuts represent a 4% reduction in its workforce. Those affected … Continue reading

Young and Old Workers in the Workplace / New York City’s age-smart designation

New York City’s age-smart designation is about identifying businesses in which a multigenerational workplace boosts the bottom line. Last week, Settepani was honored with aninaugural Age Smart Employer award from the city. The other winners includedMontefiore Medical Center, Pfizer (PFE), and Renewal Care Partners, a long-term care business started by two recent MBAs. The idea, funded by the Alfred … Continue reading

New York State / $45B investment to Marcy nano site would bring 5,000 jobs

New York state and an array of private partners are poised to make a $10 billion to $15 billion investment in the chip fabrication site in Marcy Continue reading

Work life balance / London vs New York

The individual – who had lived in London – regarded Europeans as lazy while New Yorkers do things differently Continue reading

US Census / Are Big City Growth Coming Back ?

Big cities could be making a growth comeback after a rocky decade. Their growth rates are rising and, for the second year in a row, they are growing faster than their surrounding suburbs. The Census Bureau’s new release of population estimates for cities through July 2012 offer some surprises in light of recent trends. After … Continue reading

Working in the US / The most accessible metropolitan areas in 2010 : Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York

Job accessibility has changed over time. In the past two decades, Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Austin, Orlando and Phoenix have seen the largest percentage gains in job accessibility while Cleveland, Detroit, Honolulu and Los Angeles have seen the largest percentage drops. This study estimates the accessibility to jobs by automobile in the 51 largest metropolitan areas … Continue reading

Slumdogs of New York : 19th century New York in pictures

via Slumdogs of New York: The remarkable images capturing immigrant families in an unrecognisable 19th century New York | Mail Online.

Hong Kong / More Financial jobs than New York or London by 2016

CEBR, the London-based economics consultancy, recently forecast Hong Kong will have more financial services jobs than New York or London by 2016, with some 262,000 positions. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) also gives its endorsement, saying Hong Kong will be the world’s premier financial job center by 2017, with 275,000 … Continue reading

New York / Minimum-wage hike would kill 22,000 jobs over the next decade finds The National Federation of Independent Business

A proposal to hike the state’s minimum wage would kill 22,000 jobs over the next decade and cut economic output by $2.5 billion, New York’s small- business lobby claimed in a study released yesterday. The National Federation of Independent Business report estimates that seven of every 10 job losses would occur in small businesses, which … Continue reading

NY / Hundreds of workers at dozens of fast-food chain stores are walking out on strike

The term “McJob” has come to epitomize all that’s wrong with the low-wage service industry jobs that are growing part of the U.S economy. “It beats flipping burgers,” the cliché goes, because no matter what your job might be, it’s assumed to be better than working in a fast-food restaurant. Today in New York City, … Continue reading

New York / 5,000 Temporary Jobs in Sandy Stricken Areas

New York State will hire more than 5,000 unemployed residents in temporary positions to help clean up debris and distribute supplies in areas stricken by Hurricane Sandy, the Cuomo administration announced on Sunday. The jobs will pay roughly $15 an hour and could last as long as six months. They will be available to residents … Continue reading

We Are Social Workers in NY City

Leslie Rosenberg and Sheena Marquis are social workers living in New York City. 1. When and how did you decide you wanted to be social workers? Leslie: The short answer is that I was sitting on my best friend Molly’s bed sometime around early 2010, really lost and confused about what I wanted to do … Continue reading

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