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Long Island, August 2010

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Advanced Energy Systems Inc. Suffolk 08-11-2010 Advanced Energy Systems (AES) of Medford (Suffolk County), received a $4.7 million contract to build an accelerator system to detect nuclear material aboard ships and an $8 million contract for accelerator components and laser beams. AES has 40 employees and hired 13 more last year. The company expects to hire even more people this year to handle the new work. (Newsday - August 8, 2010)
East Hampton Studios Ltd. Suffolk 08-11-2010 East Hampton Studios (Suffolk) has had its share of good news lately, including a five-day AT&T commercial shoot in which singer Thalia performed. A few days later, chef Bobby Flay was filmed there. The studio was recently approved for state tax credits, in line with a desire by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to make the East End attractive to the film. (LI Business News, July 9, August 11, 2010)
Long Island Oyster Suppliers Suffolk 08-15-2010 Long Island oyster suppliers are getting more orders from around the country since the BP oil spill. Closures and questions about the safety of oyster from the Gulf of Mexico has led to higher prices and increased demand for oysters harvested in other parts of the country. (Newsday – August 15, 2010)
National Grid Nassau 08-18-2010 Electric utility National Grid’s training facility in Melville (Suffolk County) is sponsoring a program called the “Engineering Pipeline Program” for high-school students in New York and New England interested in an engineering careers. National Grid anticipates a 45% reduction in its workforce within five years due to retirements and is particularly concerned about where the next generation of engineers will come from. Students in the program participate for one week each summer for six years and, once enrolled in a college engineering program, can seek an internship position within the company. (Newsday - August 18, 2010)
Newsday Suffolk 37 08-12-2010 Melville (Suffolk County)-based Newsday plans to add 37 journalists for their print and digital editions over the next six months. The new hires will comprise mainly reporters and editors. Newsday anticipates an increase in the scope of both its print and online coverage by the latter part of the year. (Newsday - August 12, 2010)

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