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Jobs situation improves in May here (access required)

The Rochester-area economy improved significantly in May with a steep drop in the unemployment rate and the third largest increase statewide in the number of private sector jobs, the state Department of Labor reported this week. Rochester’s jobless rate last month dropped to 4 percent from 4.7 percent a year ago, not seasonally adjusted. The Rochester ...

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Monroe Community College student Jack Chismar polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. Photo supplied by MCC.

Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine ...