Dec 16, 2021

Well-being support is top priority among job seekers, survey finds

Workers place a high value on employers supporting their well-being, according to research from Paychex Inc.   According to a recent survey, 62 percent of respondents strongly agree or agree that employee well-being, support and benefits are a top priority when applying for, or considering, their next job. The survey was conducted in partnership with Future Workplace, an […]

Nov 30, 2021

Small businesses see record hourly employee earnings growth

Wage growth reached a new high for the employees of small businesses in the U.S. in November, according to aggregated payroll data of roughly 350,000 Paychex Inc.’s clients with fewer than 50 employees.   The data released in the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows hourly earnings growth improved to 4.07 percent, the highest level since r[...]

Sep 29, 2017

Spotlight: Rochester metro area sees another decline in employment

Rochester metro area nonfarm employment declined year over year in August — as it has for seven of eight months this year so far — according to the latest Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a consistency unique among the nation’s top 51 metropolitan areas (those […]

Sep 22, 2017

Salary negotiation: How to satisfy both parties

The ultimate goal for salary negotiation during the hiring process is to create a win-win situation for both the employer and the new hire, where both sides feel they have reached a positive outcome. To achieve this, employers need to do their research. Just as a prospective employee researches salary ranges for open positions, an […]

Sep 22, 2017

Health care dominates US News’ Best Jobs list

There is no doubt there is an increasing need for health care professionals in today’s workforce. People are living longer, and depending more on the health care system as they get older. That trend is among the reasons why health care jobs dominated U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Jobs list of 2017. In […]

Sep 13, 2017

St. John Fisher to expand nursing program

St. John Fisher will be expanding the Wegmans School of Nursing program. The college was awarded a $471,155 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program. The BHWET program works to inflate the mental health and substance abuse workforce to serve at-risk youth. St. John Fisher intends […]

Sep 1, 2017

U.S. Chamber: Prepare students for today’s jobs

With school starting back up, this is a good time to think about how we train and equip our students for success. It’s no secret that the skills needed in our economy have changed dramatically in recent years. Millions of lower-skilled jobs are disappearing, and millions of higher-skilled jobs are being created in their place. […]

Aug 25, 2017

Knowledge-based industries’ hiring outpaces all others

The July jobs report was another sobering reminder of the challenges facing the Rochester economy. Relative to year-ago levels, private sector employment declined by 1,400 or 0.3 percent—reversing the 1,300 gain recorded in June.  On a year-over-year basis, the region’s private sector job count has fallen in six of the seven months of 2017. While […]

Aug 18, 2017

U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in July

Consumers went out shopping in a big way in July, pushing up retail sales by the largest amount in seven months. Retail sales advanced 0.6 percent last month, the best showing since a gain of 0.9 percent last December, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. For most of this year, retail sales have been lackluster, including […]

Aug 18, 2017

We should introduce children now to the jobs of the future

I have mentioned many times that one of the chief complaints I hear from Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members is that in order for them to stay and grow here, they need to have an available and qualified workforce to fill open positions. There is not a lack of jobs in the Finger Lakes region; […]