April 17 2018
Employment/Workforce

Region’s Minority Unemployment Rate Drops

The region’s black unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in years. In 2016, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a black unemployment rate of 12.5 percent, compared to 13.8 percent the previous year. Recently, that rate had climbed as high as 15.9 percent in 2013 according to a Center for Economic Growth

March 15 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

Apprenticeship program designed to boost manufacturing workforce

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley Schools, economic development agencies collaborate to cut red tape COLONIE — Capital Region manufacturers having trouble finding skilled workers can now get help through a new apprenticeship program. The Center for Economic Growth is partnering with the Manufacturers Association of New York on the initiative to help companies train new

March 10 2018
Employment/Workforce, General, News

Program in the works for apprenticeships

Times Union Buzz The Center for Economic Growth has been working hard to provide more workforce development programs to the region. After all, if you can’t find suitable workers for all the new jobs you create, you create problems for the companies you attract or get to grow here. One of the biggest issues for

March 7 2018
Employment/Workforce, News, Software/IT

Video Game Development Cluster Becomes a Force in Capital Region’s Creative Economy

CEG’s first-of-its-kind regional survey finds cluster employs 350+, majority of studios are hiring The Capital Region’s video game development cluster has become a recognized force in the local creative economy and is poised to get bigger, with a majority of studios reporting hiring plans for the next 12 months, according to the findings of a

March 6 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

CEG Partners with MACNY to Create Capital Region’s First Intermediary Apprenticeship Program

Program prepares region’s thriving manufacturing sector for next generation of workers With thousands of workers in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector approaching or already beyond retirement age, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is partnering with the Manufacturers Association of New York (MACNY) to counter the wider skills gap that this trend threatens by creating

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