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New York jobless rate shows significant decline

New York and most of its neighbors had statistically significant declines in unemployment rates between December 2014 and December 2015, according to the latest employment and unemployment summary report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Vermont’s December 2015 ...

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Adversity and resilience can become leadership assets

When does adversity lead to helplessness and defeat, and when does it spark high achievement? At a recent lunch, a widely respected physician (I’ll call him Greg) told me about his upbringing in a rough East Cleveland neighborhood. The family’s ...

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Non-Profit Report: Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester

Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester is a local non-profit organization with ties to a national affiliate, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Since its inception, the organization has provided mentoring and leadership designed to change the lives of youth ...

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Train both leaders, team members to engage employees

A December 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that HR professionals and non-HR C-suite executives were in agreement on the organizational and human capital challenges faced by companies today. The survey found that the leading ...

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For Rochester area, 2015 was stellar year for job creation

Preliminary estimates from the state Department of Labor show that 2015 was a banner year for Rochester-area job creation. Private-sector employment expanded by 1.5 percent or an average of 6,800 positions—the largest increase since 2011 and the third-strongest showing in ...

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Tiny computer costs little, does a lot–just don’t eat it

Jeff Foxworthy (“If you ever cut your grass and found a car … you might be a redneck”) tells a story about his 5-year-old daughter and her computer skills, comparing them with the paddle ball skills of his own generation ...

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Explore

Five-story river tribute Airigami Balloon Adventure, a new installation by the folks behind Balloon Manor, will fill the five-story atrium of the Sibley Building from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. Built with 40,000 compostable balloons ...

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RBJ Daily

Sold for a song The troubled Medley Centre—formerly the Irondequoit Mall—was auctioned off for $100,000 to developer Angelo Ingrassia, officials announced last week. Ingrassia previously owned Irondequoit Dodge. The former mall is roughly $40 million in debt, and the mall’s ...

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Seen

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women Nov. 21: Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women hosted its 13th annual Mercy Spirit Gala, Celebrating the 70’s – We Are Family.  More than 500 attendees and volunteers helped to ...

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Glitz & glamour The Memorial Art Gallery is the only Northeast stop on a national tour of “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” a look at the history of the traveling fashion spectacular that helped redefine empowerment for ...

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The Loop

Saved from the dustpan Rochester librarian Cheri Crist tells of a recent great save. It’s a tale that reminds us of the old saw about not judging a book by its cover. Cheri recently received “quite a gem” from Warren ...

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Quote of the week

“There was a time when I didn’t think my future included IEC. Now I think it’s in my DNA.” —Jeffrey Schlarbaum, IEC Electronics Corp. president and CEO, who took the helm in February 2015 after a two-year absence from the ...

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RBJ Daily

Eastern reach VP Supply Corp. is growing and expanding its geographic reach with the acquisition of J.E. Sawyer & Co. Inc. in Glens Falls, Warren County. The purchase price was not disclosed. J.E. Sawyer was founded in 1883 and has ...

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