August 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s “Gig” Economy Grows

Boosted by the introduction of ridesharing to upstate, as well as a stronger real estate market and creative economy, the Capital Region’s ranks of independent contractors increased by 5.4 percent between 2013 and 2017. The economic impact of these mostly self-employed or freelance workers, also referred to as “nonemployer establishments,” grew even more, increasing by

May 31 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, News

Capital Region High School Grad Employment Highest in More than 17 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 400 students to graduate from Capital Region BOCES on June 4, many have jobs lined up ***Soon-to-be-employed graduates available for interview*** ALBANY, NEW YORK – As the Capital Region’s high school seniors prepare for graduation, those planning to directly enter the labor force will find a private sector more

May 10 2019
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Unemployment Rate Reaches 18-Year Low

The Capital Region averaged an unemployment rate 3.8 percent last year – the lowest annual rate since 2001. That also continued a trend that has been playing out for more than a quarter of a century in which the eight-county region’s rate has registered below the nation’s, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

December 5 2018
Clean Technology, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

NY’s Offshore Wind Push Could Boost Capital Region Ports and Manufacturers

With New York State pursuing one of the nation’s most ambitious plans for generating offshore wind (OSW), the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is working to position the Capital Region’s two water ports as facilities for the manufacturing and fabrication of OSW components. In January 2018, New York State released an Offshore Wind Master Plan

November 12 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region STEM Degree Diversity on the Rise

The talent pipeline for the Capital Region’s tech sector is becoming more diversified, with local colleges and institutions awarding 35.8 percent more STEM degrees to minorities1 over the past five years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). STEM Degree Awards In 2017, 17

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