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The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center in Hauppauge plans two events for job seekers.
Macy’s will recruit for sales associates on Tuesday at the center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, including the address, click here.
On Thursday, the One-Stop takes its latest on-the-road job fair to the Brentwood Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Nineteen employers have signed up...Read more »
When you fill a prescription at the pharmacy, do you ask for the generic version or the name brand? While generics can cost less, some consumers prefer name brands.
In certain cases, doctors may specify that only the name brand will do. They can even write a prescription requesting a specific generic, if they think one is more effective.
How do you decide? Is your decision based...Read more »
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s five-day trip to New York State and Connecticut to recruit businesses won’t include Long Island, a gubernatorial spokeswoman said Thursday.
Perry wants to lure companies from the firearm, financial services and pharmaceuticals industries to Texas with promises of lower taxes and fewer regulations. The industries have players in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Perry’s...Read more »
Accelerate Long Island, the nearly year-old effort to nurture the growth of high-tech companies here, has more than 100 local start-ups in its network of contacts, the organization said.
Mark Lesko, the executive director of Accelerate, said he included a business as part of the "ecosystem" of start-ups on Long Island if Accelerate had made contact with the company or vice versa.
Accelerate,...Read more »
Did you refinance at the right time?
After hitting a record low of 3.31 percent in November, the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan has begun creeping back up, this week approaching 4 percent.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the rate on the 30-year loan jumped to 3.91 percent from 3.81 percent last week. That's the highest since March 2012.
When did you refinance? Vote and leave...Read more »
Islandia-based CA Technologies Inc.’s stock hit its highest price since 2005 on Friday morning after an analyst at RBC Capital Markets raised its target price to $30 from $26.
The stock hit $29.83 in the morning, and then was trading at $29.12 around noon, after opening at $28.15, a more than 4 percent rise.
The software company’s market capitalization — the value of all its outstanding...Read more »
CA Technologies completed its $155 million cash purchase of Layer 7 Technologies, the Islandia-based company announced Wednesday.
Layer 7 is based in Vancouver, Canada, and develops software called an application programming interface that provides security for transactions on mobile devices such as smartphones.
The addition of Layer 7 will help “protect our...Read more »
Nassau County will hold a disaster-preparedness workshop June 12 for companies operating in the county.
The free event, from 6 to 8 p.m., will be at the county’s Office of Emergency Management, 510 Grumman Road West, Bethpage.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano will lead a discussion about superstorm Sandy and how businesses should plan for the next disaster. Panelists will include...Read more »
7-Eleven is in hiring mode and will be recruiting at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center in Hauppauge Thursday to fill more than 50 jobs at the convenience store chain’s Long Island locations.
It is looking for store managers, assistant store managers and sales associates. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, at 725 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
For...Read more »
It's summer . . . time for vacation. Does your employer give you paid time off? If so, how much?
Or are you self-employed? Do you grant yourself vacation breaks, or feel you can never relax and get away from work?
Finally, are you a small business owner? For many, the word vacation is not in their vocabulary.
Tell us about your situation. Leave a comment and vote in our poll....Read more »