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Back to the future
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It's hard to believe it is the last quarter of 2012, which has been a good year for the recruiting profession. Overall, 2012 has been a strong year for staffing and recruiting and as talent continues to be more difficult to attract, 2013 looks even stronger. Now is the time to anticipate trends going into 2013. More

You're invited to the NYSA holiday party!
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Please join us for the NYSA Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting, which will be held Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Terrace Club in New York City. There will be an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Registration is $49 for members and guests and $149 for non-members. For more information, click here.

State Labor Department releases October 2012 area unemployment rates
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The State Labor Department has released local area unemployment rates for October 2012. As reported last week, the state added 5,900 private sector jobs, the number of unemployed decreased by 17,500 and the statewide unemployment rate fell from 8.9 percent to 8.7 percent. More

Contract nurse work force could offset impending US nurse shortage
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Registered nurses who work on short-term contracts through staffing companies have similar education levels, are typically more diverse than permanent staff, and are more willing to relocate for employment, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Rochester's School of Nursing. The study's findings suggest that a temporary nursing work force may be essential to meeting the challenges posed by the projected nationwide nursing shortage, underscoring the advantages of engaging a contract work force during labor shortages. More

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Are universities stealing your business?
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You may not realize it, but if you're a staffing company in a college town, you have competition you never realized existed. A few quick keyword searches on the web and you'll see competitors such as Virginia, Virginia Tech, Yale, Maryland, NC State, UNC-Charlotte, Iowa, Lehigh, Cornell, Michigan, Bucknell, Vanderbilt, and scores of others. More

4 simple but important things about your online reputation
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Gone are the days where it seemed that all you had to do to attract candidates was turning the phones on in the morning. Now recruiting has shifted to where competition is so crowded that you not only have to go to the job seeker, but convince them your opportunity is unique — not an easy task. So how do you separate yourself from your competition? Online reputation. More

State creating 5,000 temp jobs in storm-hit areas
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has secured a $27 million federal grant that will give more than 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers jobs cleaning up communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The jobs will pay approximately $15 an hour and will include short- and long-term projects. The work will include cleaning and repairing damaged public structures and property in each of the nine counties declared disaster areas. More

Unemployment steady in Albany area; record number seeking work
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The Capital Region's unemployment rate barely budged in October, with more than 32,000 residents seeking jobs but unable to get them. The rate for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area, covering the core of the 11-county Capital Region of New York, stood at 7.3 percent last month. Like a lot of labor data these days, the unemployment figures present a mixed message. More

Unemployment in Buffalo up again in October
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Updated figures from the state Department of Labor show a rise in unemployment in the past year. In October, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area saw the rate rise to 8.2 percent from 7.4 percent in the year-over-year period. The rate has been at 8 percent or higher since last December. More

Rochester area unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, up from year ago
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The jobless rate in Rochester again increased in October, despite an improvement in the number of private-sector and non-farm jobs, the State Department of Labor reported. The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in October, down slightly from 7.9 percent in September, but up from 7.2 percent a year ago. The metro area includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. More

Jobs up in Lower Hudson Valley but unemployment edges up
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The Lower Hudson Valley has gained more than 10,000 jobs since October 2011, but unemployment edged up as more people flock to the improving job market, figures released by the state Labor Department show. More


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