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LOCAL EMPLOYMENT CONCERNS
6:43 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Urban Jobs Task Force Wants Local Workers to Fill New Jobs

A poster advertising COR Development Company, LLC's Inner Harbor development project, which the company advertises as creating 4,000 jobs.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere.  A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work. 

But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers.  At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.  

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Local News
12:48 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

NPR Hires First On-Staff Announcer, Funding Credits

Sabrina Farhi - The new voice of NPR funding credits
Credit NPR

A new NPR voice will quickly become one of the most-heard in radio broadcasting. Sabrina Farhi joins NPR as the first on-staff Announcer – voicing all broadcast and digital underwriting credits. Listeners will begin to hear Farhi’s own articulation of “Support for NPR comes from…” in November, as she reminds audiences of the multitude of Member stations, corporations and institutions who contribute funding to NPR and public radio. “Out of hundreds of voices, Sabrina’s immediately stood out for its warmth and conversational approach,” says Eric Nuzum, vice president of NPR Programming. “We think listeners and supporters will find her engaging.”

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
5:41 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Safe To Sleep Campaign Kicks Off at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Upstate Infant Clemencia Molina and Linda McAleer
John Smith WAER News

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital wants anyone who cares for a baby to keep an uncluttered crib in mind.  Its part of a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign called Safe to Sleep. 

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Upstate Neuroscience Research Building
11:31 am
Tue October 22, 2013

New Upstate Medical Building Hopes to Unlock Keys to Brain Injuries and Disease

Upstate Neuroscience Research Center opens, built onto East side of Institute for Human Performance
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Researchers at SUNY Upstate and from other neighboring institutions now have a common space to study brain function and find ways to treat, and maybe cure, disease. 

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Destiny USA
5:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

New Luxury Outlets at Destiny USA Could Bring More Job Opportunities

Armani one of three high-end outlets that opened Monday at Destiny
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Destiny USA continues to add to its plethora of available stores and this new wave is bringing in some high end brands. Companies such as Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Johnson & Murphy now have outlet locations in Destiny’s newest wing.

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