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Labor Statistics

Long Island Region, July 2006

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
CA Inc Suffolk 07-12-2006 Islandia (Suffolk) – based CA Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), acquired Waltham, Mass-based XOsoft Inc., a "recovery software company", for approximately $100 million. A spokesman for CA said they will retain XOsoft's approximately 100 employees. (Newsday – July 12, 2006)
Canon USA Nassau 1000(Est.) 07-27-2006 Canon USA is negotiating to buy the 52-acre “pumpkin farm” in Melville (Suffolk) from real estate firm the Tilles Co. to build its long-sought expanded headquarters complex, a move that could bring as many as 1,000 new jobs to Long Island. (Canon's current LI HQ are in Lake Success, Nassau.) There is some uncertainty to the deal: for over a year the land has been under contract to the Holiday Corp., which hopes to build senior housing there, provided it can persuade the Huntington zoning board to change the zoning from commercial to residential, a prospect that looks less certain the more time passes. (Newsday – July 27, 2006)
Comtech Telecommunications Suffolk 07-12-2006 Melville (Suffolk) – based Comtech Communication Corp. received a $2.4 million order for its mobile satellite data communications transceivers from the U.S. Army. (Long Island Business News – July 12, 2006)
EDO Corporation Suffolk 07-28-2006 Amityville (Suffolk) -based EDO Corp. received an order form the U.S. Marine Corps valued at $4.5 million to provide service for vehicles used for troop transport, ambulance services and minesweeping currently in use in Iraq. (Long Island Business News – July 28, 2006)
Globecomm Systems Inc. Suffolk 07-12-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk)-based Globecomm Systems Inc. announced a $7.8 million contract from NATO to provide a global positioning satellite-based “friendly force” tracing system. (Long Island Business News – July 12, 2006)
Hempstead Village Downtown Revitalization Nassau 07-09-2006 Hempstead (Nassau) Village hopes redevelopment at the former Greyhound bus terminal will help revitalize its downtown. It is unclear who will develop the site or what it will eventually contain. The 100 Black Men of Long Island Development Group bought the building from Nassau County in 2001 and has since proposed a $28 million plan to install commercial tenants and social service agencies on the first two floors and to sell the rights to build 80 condominiums on two floors above. The village would also build a performing arts center, a multistory garage and an expanded library. Ten to fifteen percent of the condos would sell for below-market rates. (New York Times – July 9, 2006)
Long Island Wireless Initiative Suffolk 07-03-2006 Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, working with Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, hopes to put Long Island in the company of innovative cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, Paris and Taipei, which provide free or low-cost wireless connections to residents. Economic questions may determine the viability of the plan. (Newsday – July 3, 2006)
Northrop Grumman Nassau 07-19-2006 Aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman Corp. said its Bethpage (Nassau) unit received a contract from the government of the United Kingdom to study how the UK could patrol the vast seas surrounding the country from the air. No dollar amount was given for the contract. (Newsday – July 19, 2006)
South Nassau Communities Hospital Nassau 07-19-2006 South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside (Nassau) is building 22 brand new 2-bedroom apartments as part of an attempt to attract nurses from overseas to alleviate a nursing shortage at the hospital. The apartments, which will be available to nurses at below-market rents, are part of the not-for-profit hospital’s expansion initiative called the Renaissance Project, paid for with long-term loans and donations. The hospital also recently added a maternity center, a neonatal intensive care unit and psychiatric unit under the auspices of the Project. (Newsday – July 19, 2006)
Winthrop University Hospital Nassau 07-19-2006 Farmingdale (Suffolk) State University and Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola (Nassau) yesterday celebrated their 2-year-old partnership begun to increase the number of nurses available at Winthrop and improve the quality of nurse training at Farmingdale. Accomplishments include a nursing laboratory at Farmingdale State paid for with $200,000 from Winthrop and grants to students who agree to work part-time at Winthrop as nursing assistants while at Farmingdale and commit to working there for two years after they graduate. Winthrop expects to hire 28 to 30 Farmingdale nursing graduates this year. The partnership has allowed Farmingdale State to increase enrollment in its nursing program from 120 to 150 annually. The college also announced it was adding a Bachelor of Science degree program in nursing this fall. (Newsday – July 19, 2006)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
DHB Industries Nassau 07-19-2006 On July 15 body-armor manufacturer DHB Industries left its Westbury (Nassau) headquarters for Pompano Beach, Florida. Former DHB CEO David Brooks has been under Federal investigation for misleading investors about DHB’s products while cashing out nearly $200 million in stock. (Long Island Business News – July 19, 2006)
Neil Lincoln-Mercury/Hyundai Corp. Suffolk 23 07-24-2006 Neil Lincoln-Mercury/Hyundai Corp. in Medford (Suffolk) will lay off 23 employees on September 25 and possibly more later at other dealerships in Medford owned by the same company. Management said they have a tentative buyer for the dealerships; if the sale goes through, the employees will be offered employment with the new employer. If not, up to 100 employees may be laid off. (WARN, July 24, 2006)
Pall Corp Suffolk 07-20-2006 Filtration systems manufacturer Pall Corp will close either its headquarters building in East Hills or a technology center in Port Washington (both Nassau) in the next several years. Both sites are only partially occupied because of Pall's policy of moving manufacturing jobs to the Far East and other places. Pall has 750 employees on Long Island and 11,000 worldwide. Few employees will lose jobs because of the consolidation; employees will eventually be transferred to the site that remains open. (Newsday – July 20, 2006)
Washington Mutual Suffolk 50 07-14-2006 Washington Mutual Bank will close its consumer loan production center in Islandia (Suffolk) on September 15. About fifty employees will be let go. ( http://www.millersamuel.com/press/view.php?V=1153771883DbpnJ , July 14, 2006, WARN 7/28/06)
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Run Date: 08-14-2006

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