What can the chosen candidate of New York’s 24th Congressional District do to bring more jobs and improve the economy in Central New York?  We’ve heard from the candidates on social security and on drug policy.  Today WAER’s Chris Bolt asks the candidates how they are trying to cope with a business landscape that’s constantly evolving.

Scott Willis / WAER News

  The Onondaga Citizens League has embarked on its latest community study to put real faces on the area’s "economic ecosystem"…who gets work, who doesn’t, and who makes those decisions.  WAER News stopped by the first of three “scoping” sessions to learn more.

Understanding the diversity of the Central New York economy is probably a good place to start.  That's what this group tried to tackle.

"What jobs are out there?"

"What are we doing now.  Very simple question.  Should I write that down?"

"You bet."

Syracuse Economy Expected To Grow, Report Shows

Jan 15, 2015
Sean Farrell

The overwhelming majority of businesses in the region plan to grow or maintain job levels in 2015, according to data presented on Thursday at Centerstate CEO's Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Oncenter.

About 93 percent of survey respondents plan to expand or keep employment numbers constant, Centerstate CEO's president Rob Simpson revealed at the conference.

For low-wage workers in Syracuse…dangerous working conditions, high turnover and the inability to raise any concerns are part of their day-to-day life. SUNY Upstate's Occupatio

Kaitlyn Richards / WAER News

A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday.  That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair.    Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings.  Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well. "We won the President's award for export this year because our company mainly exports.  So it's great we're able to produce something here in the Central New York area that goes other places.

  New York is at the head of what one environmental group is calling ‘hidden good news’ in employment.  And there could be even more ‘green’ job growth in the future.

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

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.

cookie cake Destiny USA
Maximilian Eyle

Destiny USA’s expanded shopping mall celebrates the first anniversary today of officially changing its name from the “Carousel Center.”  Since the transformation, General Manager Rob Schoeneck believes it’s led to an increase in business that has helped the greater community.

Bryant & Stratton College to Host Hospitality Fair

Jul 29, 2013
Bryant & Stratton

A Hospitality Fair organized by Bryant & Stratton College will be held for students across Central New York this week at Destiny USA.