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Rochester Top 100: Jobs outlook

What is the employment outlook for your company over the next 12 months?

MediSked is growing its team of skilled IT professionals, which are difficult to find anywhere in the country. MediSked also has an office in Washington, D.C., and finds the same challenges in finding high demand skillsets everywhere—but has found significant talent in Rochester.
—Douglas Golub, MediSked LLC

Our firm employs experienced finance and accounting professionals. We will need to continue to hire people to meet the demand for finance, accounting and IT-related support services including projects, consulting, outsourcing and interim management. The outlook for finance and accounting employment is different from the general employment outlook. For example, if you look at the most current unemployment rates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for accounting and finance positions, several fall below the current U.S. rate of 5.1 percent. This coupled with other factors will require more companies to look at ways of outsourcing some of the work to firms to assist.
—Rafael Vidal, ProNexus LLC

MSM’s employment outlook is very bright. We have added greatly to our staff in the last 18 months and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
—Donna Shultz, Mirror Show Management

Continued growth for the foreseeable future is anticipated.
—William Hurley, Rochester Precision Optics LLC

We will most likely be adding some staff … a handful of employees.
—Chris Modesti, Biomaxx Inc.

We have been very proud of our ability to add new jobs in the community. With each new location, we hire close to 100 people.
—Stephen Carl, Operation Brain Freeze LLC

We always look for skills in computer programmers in portals, and mobile platforms.
—Sameer Penakalapati, Avani Technology Solutions Inc.

We feel so blessed and lucky that we have RIT, U of R, Roberts Wesleyan College and Nazareth in our community. Twenty-five of our 100 team members have come from internships through these colleges.
—Lauren Dixon, Dixon Schwabl Inc.

Our sales and production needs continue to grow rapidly with no immediate end to this growth in sight. Investing in good people to take us the distance is key to our success.
—Steve Pear, cheribundi Inc.

Our biggest shortage and challenge to double-digit employment growth is the shortage of skilled technicians and the limited training that is available locally.
—Randy Henderson, Henderson Ford

We are very optimistic about our firm’s employment outlook because our partners are consistently creating new opportunities to challenge and develop our employees. We believe in building a foundation that will provide increased potential for internal growth. We are continually seeking thoughtful, energetic people to join the Bonadio Group to serve clients from our many teams and subsidiaries.
—Thomas Bonadio, The Bonadio Group

(We) will hire one to two, but we are only six employees, so percentage-wise that is significant.
—Mark Matheson, Distributed Technology Group

ConServe is poised for continuing our trend of growth in the region. Outside macro-business challenges, our entire business community can collectively create the self-fulfilling cycle of positive growth by providing an ethical work environment and contributing to an interesting cultural atmosphere, which will lead to youth retention, which will lead to intellectual ingenuity, which will lead to innovation and job creation, which will lead to economic development and opportunity, etc. Once we address and resolve our external business challenges, this is how ConServe attempts to control our destiny of positive growth into the future.
—Mark Davitt, ConServe

We have a 20,000-plus square foot addition at $3.5 million underway for parts and service departments.
—Richard Dorschel, The Dorschel Automotive Group

Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester will continue to grow within our local region. KW has a unique business model for the business-minded real estate agent that puts the agent before the company brand. This has been proven worldwide to be the choice for business-minded individuals looking to build “A Career Worth Having, A Business Worth Owning, and A Life Worth Living.”
—Charles Hilbert, Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester

Although I answered single-digit growth, it will be in the low single digits.
—Michael Nuccitelli, Parlec Inc.

We are small by design in order to maintain the involvement of senior leadership in architectural design and not relegated strictly to management of a large office.
—David Gardner, Gardner PLUS Architects PLLC

We are continuously looking to improve our infrastructure, and as such are always looking for high-quality people with strong work ethics. Our sales growth is more predicated on being able to hire the proper employees as the opportunity to secure more work is much easier.
—Christian Curts, Christian Flooring

We are committed to … adding jobs in a continuous manner that provides our company stability and a competitive advantage.
—Leo Linder, Emerge

Due to the continuing struggles to ensure patient information is available when it is needed between clinicians in different facilities, our services continue to be highly desired across the U.S., and that is reflected in our ongoing employment growth.
—Ken Rosenfeld, eHealth Technologies

On a percentage basis, what is the employment outlook for your company over the next
12 months?
Double-digit increase: 58%
Single-digit increase: 38%
No change: 4%
Single-digit decrease: 0%
Double-digit decrease: 0%

10/30/15 (c) 2015 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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