June 19 2020

Week in Review: June 15 – 19, 2020

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Times Union: Directory of black-owned businesses now available


Albany businesses have continued recruiting during Covid-19, new survey reports

“Before the coronavirus pandemic hit upstate New York, businesses in the Albany area were struggling to recruit and retain the best talent.

That has changed under the current conditions, as the Albany area has lost an estimated 74,300 jobs between April 2019 and 2020. New unemployment claims continue to be higher than normal levels.”

Facebook grant helps fund Albany Can Code expansion in the Hudson Valley

“Albany Can Code has officially expanded its operations into the Hudson Valley region.

The nonprofit, which is focused on training software coders, this week launched Kingston Can Code in Ulster County.”

Glens Falls Farmers Market Is Open For The Season At South Street Market Place

“The Glens Falls Farmers Market at the South Street Community Pavilion is open, taking precautions during the coronavirus pandemic.

It opened May 2.

Officials said the Glens Falls Farmers Market is considered an essential business during this time, and ‘will remain open as long as we can.’”

$16 million pipe factory could move ahead by late summer

“W.L. Plastics could complete its acquisition of 25 acres along the banks of the Champlain Canal by late August, positioning the manufacturer to open a plastic pipe factory to service the Northeast.

The $16 million project is expected to create 50 full-time jobs at the former Hudson River sediment dewatering site in the Washington County town of Fort Edward. The property previously was used to process sediment during a six-year, $1 billion-plus river dredging project.”

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