September 7 2017

CEG Ramps Up Efforts to Recruit Highly Skilled Workers

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is expanding its workforce development efforts to ensure even more service members ending their military careers outside the eight counties find educational or employment opportunities within them. Fort Drum Recruitment Efforts On Aug. 30, staff from Talent Connect, CEG’s skilled worker attraction and retention

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

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

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

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

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

April 5 2017
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Capital Region Has the Nation’s 5th Fastest-Growing MFG Sector Among 100 Largest MFG Metros

CEG BGS Helped Create and Retain 163 Jobs in 2016 Continuing to benefit from public and private investments in technology assets, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in 2016 had the fifth fastest-growing manufacturing sector among the nation’s largest 100 manufacturing metros, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

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