September 3 2017
Employment/Workforce, News

Slow population growth in region helps limit workforce

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley ‘This problem is going to persist for some time due to the baby boomers’ As economic developers work to attract, grow and retain employers in the Capital Region, they keep bumping into a problem: The region is barely adding people to take new jobs. Employers already operating in the region

September 2 2017
Employment/Workforce, News

Recruiters looking for employees

Times Union By: Eric Anderson Region’s firms hope to fill vacancies in tech, manufacturing Colonie – Technology and manufacturing workers are in demand, and that’s pushed Capital Region wages for these occupations upward. Entry level salaries for engineering positions, for example, are in the $60,000 to $70,000 range locally, while experienced engineers can earn incomes

August 8 2017
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce, General

Capital Region Continues to Attract Millennials

The Capital Region is increasingly being recognized as a hot spot for millennials, and particularly those fresh out of college or starting their professional careers. Forbes in June ranked Albany the nation’s 21st best city for young professionals, tying Atlanta. That followed ValuePenguin’s ranking of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as the nation’s sixth

July 14 2017
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce

Emerging Issues: Capital Region Demand for on-Demand (Freelance) Services

Region’s ranks of nonemployers grows slower than NY, US While businesses nationwide are increasingly utilizing on-demand services provided by independent contractors to perform work traditionally reserved for employees, new U.S. Census Bureau data indicates workers and employers in the eight-county region remain to favor traditional employment arrangements. Between 2012 and 2015, the region’s ranks of

June 7 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s STEM Pipeline is Flowing Faster

Science graduate student enrollment growth outpaces state, nation for postdocs The Capital Region’s pipeline of highly educated talent is expanding, with area colleges and universities enrolling science graduate students and postdoctorates at rates faster than those for state. Even more, area institutions are awarding greater numbers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Pipeline

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