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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor Peter M. Rivera, Commissioner

Statement from Labor Commissioner Gardner on the Announcement of the Federal Unemployment Numbers

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Albany, NY (June 04, 2010) -

Today's federal job numbers announcement is an encouraging sign that our economy is slowly growing, but we are not out of the woods yet, which is why we want to continue this job growth any way we can. My message to New Yorkers is two-fold.

To employers: If you're thinking about hiring, contact us now to find out about programs, tax incentives and on-the job training dollars that can help you save money, grow and hire. If you're struggling and thinking about layoffs, call us now so we can mobilize our layoff aversion team to help you.

To our state's unemployed: We are aggressively pushing Congress to extend UI benefits to keep you afloat during your job search, and we urge you to come back to our One-Stop Career Centers now to help you find your next job.

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