May 16 2018
Employment/Workforce

Success Story: Talent Connect Expanding Representation of CEG Investors at Career Fairs

With both the regional and national economies running at full employment and intensifying the competition for talent, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is aggressively expanding its efforts to attract highly skilled workers to the Capital Region. This year CEG’s Talent Connect program is quintupling the number of career fairs throughout the Northeast that it

May 11 2018
Employment/Workforce, News

KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, Powered by JumpStart, Awards $110K to Center for Economic Growth, Community Loan Fund and Excelsior Growth Fund to Fund Collaboration in New York’s Capital Region

PR Newswire Program awards grants across Upstate New York to help economic development organizations connect with small businesses in underrepresented communities ALBANY, N.Y., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, powered by JumpStart, awarded $110,000 to the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) in collaboration with two other Capital Region nonprofits,

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

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