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Office of the NYS Governor

Healthcare Workers Laud Minimum Wage Budget Agreement

The homecare and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU, the healthcare union that has been helping to lead the Fight For $15, are celebrating the historic budget agreement that has put New York State on the path to a $15 minimum wage. […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Government, Labor
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman


NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wrote an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the minimum wage. Highlights from the op-ed are below: ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM: We can address this problem in one of two ways. The […]

by · March 14, 2016 · Government, Jobs, News
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks with a job seeker during a job fair in the Bronx County Building on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. The event, which was co-sponsored by the borough president, the New York State Department of Labor and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, featured representatives of 23 companies offering 1,000 jobs, and was attended by hundreds of individuals.

Bronx Economy Continues To Grow: Jobs Up, Unemployment Down

The Bronx economy continues to grow and improve, according to recently released numbers from the New York State Department of Labor.   The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 7.3 percent in August 2015, down from 7.7 percent in […]