The Monroe Community College board of trustees has voted to avoid cutting jobs. Not long after MCC students and faculty protested pending teacher layoffs, the board approved a new measure, which includes voluntary retirement and separation incentive plans for eligible full-time employees. The decision comes after the faculty union made cost-saving recommendations last month after […]

Youth Job and Resource fair Saturday June 8th at World of Inquiry 200 University Ave. Young adults ages 15 – 24 this event is free to attend.  Check out job opportunities, explore career opportunities, and get information about community resources.

Massachusetts is taking Uber and Lyft to trial, alleging that the ride-share giants have misclassified their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, a move that could save the companies up to 30% in costs. The non-jury trial, initiated by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell, seeks to establish that drivers should be classified as […]

Rents jumped 30.4% nationwide between 2019 and 2023, while wages during that same period rose 20.2%, according to a recent analysis from online real estate brokers Zillow and StreetEasy. The gap between wage growth and rent increases was widest in large cities, including Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Miami, Phoenix and Tampa. Other cities where […]

A group of Black Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, reintroduced the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, which has been blocked in the Senate in the past, seeks to ban discrimination based on hairstyle or hair […]

The first class of GiGi U, a learning program designed for adults with Down syndrome, celebrated their graduation on May 2, 2024, in Rochester, NY. This program, hosted by GiGi’s Playhouse Rochester, has successfully equipped its graduates with the necessary skills to secure employment. The curriculum at GiGi U included both group programs—such as cooking, […]

The City of Rochester is initiating a search for a new manager to oversee the operations of the Blue Cross Arena, a prominent 14,000-seat sports and entertainment venue located in the downtown area. This decision aligns with Mayor Evans’ vision of revitalizing the city’s center as a vibrant hub for living, working, and entertainment, with […]

Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) is set to launch an advanced energy storage solutions development and test center in Henrietta, Monroe County. This initiative aims to bolster the ‘Finger Lakes Forward’ movement, which is focused on economic growth in the region. The new Toyota facility will enhance the company’s efforts in developing advanced energy […]

In response to the soaring costs of college tuition and stagnant graduate incomes, many are seeking high-paying careers that don’t require a degree. Rochester offers a range of such opportunities, with lucrative positions available across various sectors. This shift towards high-demand, well-paying jobs accessible without higher education underscores a changing employment landscape in New York […]

This prestigious list shines a light on companies that excel in fostering inclusive, supportive work environments where employee wellbeing and development are at the forefront. Forbes magazine’s recent ranking of America’s Best Midsize and Large Employers highlights several top companies in the Rochester region: Midsize Employers in Upstate NY: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester: Ranked as […]

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