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Help wanted listings stable in February

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising remained relatively stable in February, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The local index was 12 last month, compared with 13 in January and in February 2007. The Syracuse area’s help-wanted ad index was unchanged at 99 in ...

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Area jobless rate up in February

The Rochester-area economy continued to weaken in February, with an increase in the jobless rate and non-farm and private-sector job losses.

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Hammer CEO to receive entrepreneurial award

In his more than two decades at the helm of Hammer Packaging Corp., James Hammer has helped grow the company from a $4 million, 60-employee regional firm to an $89 million, 400-employee global organization. For his efforts, Hammer has been ...

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Sales of BMW car rev up to become top seller

The BMW 3-Series was the luxury vehicle of choice for Rochester-area drivers last year. Ranked by number of vehicles registered in Monroe County in 2007, the 3-Series sped past both the Lexus RX Series-which ranked first in 2006-and the Cadillac ...

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Poll: Rochester hiring outlook better than nation

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses has weakened, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows. One-third of area businesses interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey expect to increase their staff in the second quarter, down from ...

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Poll: Rochester hiring outlook better than nation

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses has weakened, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows. But the Rochester area continued to fare better than both the state and national hiring outlook.

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Area unemployment rises; private sector loses jobs

The Rochester-area economy faltered in January, with an increase in the jobless rate and a private-sector job loss. The unemployment rate in the Rochester area was 5.5 percent in January, up from 4.8 percent in December and 5 percent a ...

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Consumer confidence at 5-year low

Overall confidence among Upstate New York consumers tumbled in February to its lowest point in five years, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence in upstate—which includes both current and future confidence—fell to 60.3 ...

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Consumer confidence at 5-year low

Overall confidence among Upstate New York consumers tumbled in February to its lowest point in five years, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Help-wanted ads rebound in February

Rochester’s total online help-wanted advertising rebounded last month, while new ads reached their highest level since the Conference Board Inc. began reporting the data. Some 12,900 job ads were posted online locally in February, up from 10,600 in January and ...

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Help-wanted ads rebound in February

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising rebounded in February, while new ads reached the highest level since the Conference Board Inc. began reporting the data.

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Printer finds he can go home again

Mark Ashworth has made a name for himself at several area printers, but at the helm of Flower City Printing Inc. he finally has found his home. “I’ve got a great gig,” says the 49-year-old Penfield resident. “I work with ...

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Help-wanted listings rebound in January

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising rebounded in January after falling to its lowest point in more than two years in December, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The local index increased to 13 last month from 10 in December, but was down from ...

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