Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

WAHVE of the Future: Why Senior Workers Are Better

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Seniors, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

ws_Prince Sue home office photo Like many successful companies, WAHVE (Work at Home Vintage Employees) was a business created to solve a specific problem. Founder and CEO Sharon Emek had been mulling over the conundrum her industry, insurance, had been facing for years: the imminent loss of a huge segment of the workforce through retirement. Fifty percent of workers in [&hellip
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Just Say No to NYC’s Paid Sick Day Mandate

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

By Eva Matischak The NYC Council is proposing yet another mandate to add onto the backs of our city’s small businesses, which are struggling to stay afloat. With NYC already having some of the highest costs of doing business in the country, they want to force small businesses to provide five paid sick days and [&hellip
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How to Get a New Career in Emergency Management

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Continuing Education, Lifestyle, Special Sections

Metropolitan-College-of-New-York-7DADE585 By Laura Shin One year after Hurricane Irene paved a destructive trail through the Caribbean and up the Eastern Seaboard, the storm is no longer a top headline or major concern for millions of Americans. For individuals in the field of emergency management, however, there is still work to be done and countless lessons to [&hellip
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Bloomberg Snuffs New Living Wage Bill

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

bloomberg Fulfilling his promise, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed the first of two bills proposed by the City Council that would raise wages for hundreds of workers. The so-called living wage bill was a watered down version of the same bill proposed last year. The latest draft would force companies that receive $1 million or more [&hellip
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Let’s Support a Living Wage

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

Our economic recovery depends on government incentives for good jobs By Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mike Fishman With the shift in our city’s economy from manufacturing to service jobs, the percentage of low-wage workers has reached record, if not epidemic, levels. Nearly one-third of working New Yorkers are struggling to stretch their paychecks to cover high [&hellip
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