March 7 2018

Vicarious Visions head: We need diversity in our video games, and our ranks (Video)

Albany Business Review By: Mike DeSocio and Andrew Roiter The average video gamer these days is not a boy in high school, as you might imagine – it’s a 35-year-old, and more likely to be a woman, according to the Entertainment Software Association. Jennifer Oneal is keenly aware of that, and she’s leading her video

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

Capital Region’s creative economy on display during roundtable discussion

The Saratogian By: Lauren Halligan SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>>The Spa City community joined a region-wide conversation about the creative economy this week as it rolled through the Hall of Springs on a roundtable discussion tour. More than 100 attendees came to the Monday night event, at which participants learned about the Capital Region’s creative economy and

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

March 5 2018
General, News

Behind low jobless rates, economic unease lingers

Times Union By: Eric Anderson Efforts to retain young workers aim to offset aging labor force At first glance, an economy where just 1.9 percent of workers are unemployed would seem like a good thing. That’s the jobless rate in Burlington, Vt. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find business leaders concerned about their

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