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Report: Spending, income, labor market expectations remain weak (access required)

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The August 2020 Survey of Consumer Expectations from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows a continued decline in pessimism about households’ financial situation. The report, from the New York Fed’s Center for Microeconomic Data, shows that home price ...

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Battery company to invest $175 million at EBP, create 100 jobs (access required)

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Canadian battery recovery company Li-Cycle Corp. plans to invest $175 million in its lithium-ion battery recycling hub at Eastman Business Park, creating more than 100 jobs in the process. In January 2020, Empire State Development said Li-Cycle would establish its ...

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L3Harris doubles down on commitment to Rochester (access required)

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While many businesses struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, L3Harris Technologies Inc. has experienced a number of recent wins, including new contracts, investments and support of small business suppliers. The manufacturer, which has its Communications Systems and Space and Airborne Systems ...

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Skilled trades, middle skills in schools battle a pro-college bias

(File photo) Classes like this one in auto mechanics at Monroe Community College seek to teach important middle skills jobs that will help graduates find employment.

Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...

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

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

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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Jobs situation improves in May here (access required)

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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 ...

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