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Unemployment Stats
4:16 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Syracuse Jobless Figures a Full Percent Better than Last Year but Still Not 'Back'

Construction is one area that's improving to help lower Syracuse- area unemployment
Credit commonwealthfoundation.org

  “Better but not Back” … that’s what state labor economists are saying about Syracuse’s latest unemployment numbers released Tuesday.  

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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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