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2009 Press Releases
Date Press Release
12/31/2009Governor Paterson Announces Record Level of Recovered Wages Returned to New Yorkers in 2009
12/30/2009Governor Paterson Spotlights Help for People Struggling in Mohawk Valley
12/30/2009Governor Paterson Spotlights Help for People Struggling in Ithaca and Elmira
12/30/2009Governor Paterson Spotlights Help for People Struggling on Long Island
12/30/2009Governor Paterson Spotlights Help for People Struggling in Hudson Valley
12/23/2009Governor Paterson Spotlights Help for People Struggling in the Southern Tier
12/17/2009New York State's Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.6 Percent in November
12/17/2009New York State Emphasizes Help Available to Those Struggling Economically in the Capital Region
12/16/2009New York State Emphasizes Help Available to Those Struggling Economically in Central New York
12/15/2009Labor Department Encourages New Yorkers to Ski Safely
12/10/2009Governor Paterson Announces New York's Membership in National Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium
12/10/2009Targeted Labor Department Investigation finds Ithaca Restaurant Workers Victimized by Wage Theft
12/03/2009NUEVA HERRAMIENTA DE CALCULADOR EN LINEA FACILITA A LOS NEOYORQUINOS QUE RECIBEN SEGURO DE DESEMPLEO CALCULAR LA DURACION DE LOS BENEFICIOS
12/03/2009New Online Calculator Makes it Easier for New Yorkers Collecting Unemployment to Determine Duration of Benefits
11/25/2009New State Law Enacted to Encourage More Victims of Wage Theft to Come Forward
11/24/2009Governor Paterson Announces Globe Specialty Metals has Reopened in Niagara Falls
11/23/20092,000 Jobs Available for Veterans and Their Families in New York City on November 23
11/20/2009Changes to New York State Regulations Governing Wages and Tips of Workers in the Restaurant and Hotel Industries
11/20/2009Programa de Amas de Casas Desplazadas hace posible que miles se reintegren a la fuerza laboral
11/20/2009Displaced Homemaker Program puts Thousands Back to Work
11/19/2009Hundreds of Green Jobs to be Created Across Long Island Under Governor Paterson's Green Jobs Bill
11/19/2009New York State Loses 12,700 Private Sector Jobs in October
11/19/2009Labor Department Announces Findings of Targeted Wage and Hour Investigation in Upscale Park Slope Neighborhood in Brooklyn
11/17/2009Labor Department Announces Career Fair in Capital Region for Veterans and their Families
11/12/2009Labor Department Announces Job Fair in Western NY for Veterans and Their Families
10/30/2009Statement from State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith on the Situation at King Teleservices in Gloversville
10/29/2009Employers Must Give New Hires Written Notice of Pay Rate and Payday
10/29/2009Hundreds of Jobs to be Created Across Capital Region Under Governor Paterson's Green Jobs Bill
10/28/2009Hundreds of Jobs to be Created Across Southern Tier Under Governor Paterson's Green Jobs Bill
10/22/2009Cell Phone Scam Targets Unemployment Insurance Recipients
10/21/2009New York Layoff Aversion Program Saves Thousands of Jobs This Year
10/21/2009New York Layoff Aversion Program Saves Thousands of Jobs This Year
10/16/2009Public Notice Pursuant to Executive Order 25
10/16/2009Governor Paterson Announces State-of-the-Art, Web-Based System in Albany that Electronically Connects the Unemployed with Potential Job Openings
10/15/2009New York State Loses 18,300 Private Sector Jobs in September
10/14/2009Governor Announces State-of-the-Art, Web-Based System in New York City that Electronically Connects the Unemployed with Potential Job Openings
10/06/2009Labor Department Offers Free Services to Save Mohawk Valley Small Businesses Time and Money
10/01/2009Labor Department Offers Free Services to Save North Country Small Businesses Time and Money
09/25/2009Changes to NYS regulations governing wages and tips of workers in the restaurant and hotel industries
09/24/2009States Come Together to Join the Fight for Extended Unemployment Insurance
09/23/2009Deadline Approaches for WNY Residents Impacted by August Storms to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
09/18/2009One Year Later, Governor Paterson Leads Efforts to Protect Unemployed New Yorkers and Get Them Back to Work
09/17/2009Highest Statewide Unemployment Rate Since 1983
09/15/2009Labor Department Offers Free Services to Save Southern Tier Small Businesses Time and Money
09/14/2009Public Notice: Wage Board Meeting to be held September 18, 2009
09/14/2009Labor Department Announces $1.6 Million to Prepare 800 Low-Income Central New York Residents for In-Demand Jobs
09/14/2009Labor Department Announces $510,000 to Prepare 270 Low-Income Finger Lakes Region Residents for In-Demand Jobs
09/11/2009State Labor Department Offers Disaster Relief Programs
09/03/2009Governor Paterson Announces $4.5 Million in Federal Funds to Help Unemployed Workers Find Jobs
08/20/2009Statewide Unemployment Rate Edged Down in July 2009
07/28/2009Labor Department Action at Saratoga Race Course Effects Change in New York State's Racing Industry
07/24/2009New York State Announces Year-to-Date Recovery of More Than $10.5 Million in Wages Owed to Workers Statewide
07/23/2009New York State Announces $1 Million to Train Low-Income Capital Region Residents in Cutting-Edge Fields
07/16/2009New York State Responds to Rising Unemployment Numbers in the Finger Lakes Region
07/16/2009New York State Announces $12.7 Million to Train Low-Income New Yorkers in Cutting-Edge Fields
07/16/2009Highest Unemployment Rate in State Since 1992
07/08/2009NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - July 13, 2009
07/06/2009New York State, Chairman Rangel Respond to Rising Unemployment Numbers in New York City
06/29/2009PUBLIC NOTICE: Wage Board Meeting to be held July 16, 2009
06/22/2009New York State Responds to Rising Unemployment Numbers in the Capital Region
06/22/2009New York State, Congresswoman Lowey, Local Officials Respond to Rising Unemployment Numbers in Hudson Valley Region
06/22/2009New York State Responds to Rising Unemployment Numbers in Central New York
06/18/2009State's Unemployment Rate Reaches 16-Year High in May
06/16/2009PUBLIC NOTICE: Wage Board Meeting to be held June 22, 2009
06/15/2009Labor Department, Congressman Arcuri Encourage Mohawk Valley Businesses to Tap into Stimulus Training Dollars
06/03/20099/11 Worker Protection Task Force Issues 2009 Annual Report; All 2008 Legislative Recommendations Passed
06/02/2009New York State Cracks Down on Grocers Who Don't Pay Their Baggers
05/29/2009PUBLIC NOTICE: Wage Board Meeting to be held June 11, 2009
05/28/2009Governor Paterson Proclaims May Labor History Month in New York State
05/22/2009New York State Announces Efforts to Ensure Amusement Park Safety
05/21/2009$4.46 Million in Worker Training Dollars Provides Much-Needed Stimulus for Southern Tier Residents
05/21/2009State's Private Sector Job Count Declines for 8th Consecutive Month
05/12/2009State Responds to Unemployment Crisis Among Youth in the Western NY Region
05/12/2009State Responds to Unemployment Crisis Among Youth in the Finger Lakes Region
05/11/2009State Responds to Unemployment Crisis Among Youth in Capital Region
04/29/2009State Raids New York City Sweatshops
04/20/2009In New York City, Labor Department and OTDA Announce Coordinated Efforts to Help 56,000 New Yorkers About to Exhaust Unemployment Benefits
04/20/2009“Gas Card” Program for Job Seekers Expanded Statewide
04/20/2009PUBLIC NOTICE: Wage Board Meeting to be held April 22, 2009
04/16/2009Wage Board to Hold Public Hearing in New York City on May 20
04/16/2009Wage Board to Hold Public Hearing in Albany on May 15
04/16/2009Wage Board to Hold Public Hearing in Buffalo on May 6
04/16/2009$5.2 Million in Worker Training Dollars Provides Much-Needed Stimulus for Capital Region Residents
04/16/2009New York State Loses 33,000 Private Sector Jobs in March 2009
04/15/2009Unemployment Scam Alert!
04/15/2009In Syracuse, Labor Department and OTDA Announce Coordinated Efforts to Help 56,000 New Yorkers About to Exhaust Unemployment Benefits
04/13/2009Labor Department And OTDA Announce Coordinated Efforts To Help 56,000 New Yorkers About To Exhaust Unemployment Benefits
04/03/2009Department of Labor Promotes Career Web Site for Workers of the Future
04/02/2009Buffalo Bisons Offer Four FREE Opening Day Tickets to Any Person Who Has Lost A Job
03/26/2009New York State's Recession Deepened In February 2009
03/24/2009Labor Department Remembers 98th Anniversary of Sweatshop Fire
03/24/2009Wage Board Meeting to be held March 31, 2009
03/20/2009Child Performer Advisory Board to Meet April 1, 2009
03/18/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES RECORD $2.3 MILLION IN WAGES RECOVERED FOR RESTAURANT WORKERS IN NEW YORK CITY
03/13/2009MORE THAN ONE MILLION NEW YORKERS EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM UI PROVISIONS IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN
03/13/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT AND HINCHEY ANNOUNCE FEDERAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN WILL EXPAND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR 1.1 MILLION NEW YORKERS
03/10/2009MORE THAN ONE MILLION NEW YORKERS EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM UI PROVISIONS IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN
03/05/2009NEW YORK'S RECESSION DEEPENED IN LATE 2008
03/05/2009ALARMING JOB NUMBERS FOR JANUARY 2009 WARRANT IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
03/02/2009MORE THAN ONE MILLION NEW YORKERS EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM UI PROVISIONS IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN
02/27/2009MORE THAN ONE MILLION NEW YORKERS EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROVISIONS IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN
02/26/2009MONROE COUNTY CONTRACTORS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF FRAUDULENTLY MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES
02/26/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST NEW YORK GOURMET GROCERY STORES
02/12/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES STRUGGLING COMPANIES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK TO USE SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AVERT PERMANENT LAYOFFS
02/12/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES STRUGGLING NORTH COUNTRY COMPANIES TO USE SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AVERT PERMANENT LAYOFFS
02/12/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES STRUGGLING SOUTHERN TIER COMPANIES TO USE SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AVERT PERMANENT LAYOFFS
02/12/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES STRUGGLING COMPANIES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK TO USE SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AVERT PERMANENT LAYOFFS
02/12/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES STRUGGLING WESTERN NEW YORK COMPANIES TO USE SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AVERT PERMANENT LAYOFFS
02/04/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES STRUGGLING CAPITAL REGION COMPANIES TO USE SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AVERT PERMANENT LAYOFFS
02/03/2009NYS LABOR DEPARTMENT URGES FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION TO SPEED ONSET OF EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
01/26/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT INITIATIVE EMPOWERS ORDINARY PEOPLE TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST WAGE THEFT
01/22/2009 NYS LABOR DEPARTMENT TO MOVE CAREER CENTER STAFF TO SCHENECTADY
01/22/2009STATE LOSES MORE THAN 100,000 PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS IN LAST THREE MONTHS
01/21/2009LABOR DEPARTMENT RECOVERS $28,000 IN UNLAWFUL WAGE UNDERPAYMENTS FROM TWO ITHACA RESTAURANTS
01/16/2009PUBLIC NOTICE: Child Performer Advisory Board to Meet January 28, 2009

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