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Cash relief pilot would offer aid to low-income Monroe County families (access required)

The people we rely on for essential work, including during a public health crisis, are underpaid. We rely on these hourly workers to meet our basic needs and keep us safe by stocking grocery stores with food, disinfecting shared spaces, ...

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Pandemic jumpstarts technology advancements in legal sector (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic has so accelerated law firms’ adoptions of new technologies that they have jumped ahead several years, says Christopher Rodi, partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. “It has really forced us to move five years forward in six ...

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CPL gears up for growth, expansion into new markets (access required)

As CPL looks to the future, CEO Todd Liebert has mapped out an ambitious five-year plan for growth that includes moving into new geographic regions and reducing the firm’s reliance on work within New York. The architecture, engineering and planning ...

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Alfred University to show gratitude to employees with paycheck bonus (access required)

Alfred University will show its appreciation to employees for enabling the school to provide a semblance of normalcy in the education process during the 2020-21 academic year. Alfred’s Board of Trustees is providing a one-time bonus to 520 qualifying members ...

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United Way raises over $35M for 75 agencies during pandemic (access required)

When New York state paused last year during the height of the pandemic, the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. stepped up its game, joining numerous other nonprofits in the community to help those in need. In addition to the ...

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Rethinking how to evaluate performance of teleworkers post COVID-19 (access required)

As we reimagine and redesign jobs to be fully performed from home after the pandemic ends, some commonly used HR practices need to be re-envisioned as well to keep up with these changes. One of these practices is the performance ...

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New Monroe County relief program will help cultural organizations (access required)

Monroe County will allocate up to $2 million in CARES Act funding to provide financial assistance to the arts and cultural sector. JumpstARTS will allow small- to medium-sized arts and cultural organizations to apply for funding. The sector was hard ...

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Rochester’s economic recovery starts with protecting its workers (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed devastation upon a Rochester economy where economic growth had already been hampered for years by external factors. But slowly, we’re seeing businesses get back on their feet, and capital projects and construction sites remobilizing, but economic ...

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AI tools aid in individualizing the employee benefit experience (access required)

Artificial intelligence and data analytics are quickly being adopted for a wide array of uses, and in recent years have spread to the human resources and employee’s benefits space through data analysis and other AI-like tools that can improve employee ...

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RGRTA rolls out Reimagine RTS (access required)

Curb-to-curb service has come to Rochester’s public transit system in the form of RTS on Demand. Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) this week rolled out the long-awaited Reimagine RTS, with RTS on Demand as one aspect of the newly redesigned ...

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Pandemic a catalyst for reviewing, updating HR policies (access required)

COVID-19 could change the way a business operates, with the pandemic causing companies to review policies on topics ranging from remote work and employee assistance programs to vaccinations. Taylor Brodell, senior human resources and benefits manager at The Bonadio Group, ...

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