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A training program aimed at helping military veterans gain a foothold in the green construction industry will begin a new class on Nov. 4. The VetsBuild Long Island class will take up to 20 applicants, and possibly more, said Abdi Akgun, a program recruiter.
Bank of America provided a grant for the five-week, free class, Akgun said. The vets will learn the basics of weatherization and energy...Read more »
MobileFleet Inc., a seller and manufacturer of equipment found in cars used by police officers, fire chiefs and other government officials, is planning a $3.9-million expansion.
The company hopes to move from Farmingdale to 10 Commerce Dr. in Hauppauge. The project would add up to 22 jobs to a workforce of 35 by 2016, according to chief executive Robert E. Squicciarini Sr.
Records show...Read more »
Stony Brook University and the Three Village Chamber of Commerce will be holding an information session Tuesday morning for small businesses in Suffolk County to learn about doing business with the University system.
At the panel, purchasing directors for Stony Brook University, its hospital system, and Long Island state Veteran's home will present on navigating through the University's procurement...Read more »
The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will host a series of on-site job recruiting sessions over the next month at its Hauppauge and Riverhead locations and the Riverhead Free Library.
On Monday in Hauppauge and Tuesday in Riverhead, the staffing company Express Employment Professionals is hoping to hire 210 seasonal floor associates and stock workers for “a large retail chain” with...Read more »
Kimco Realty Corp., a real estate investment trust that primarily owns and operates suburban shopping centers, said Friday it has acquired a package of 24 retail-focused properties in the New England region for $270 million.
The portfolio includes 17 properties in the Boston metropolitan area, four additional shopping centers in Massachusetts, two centers in northern New Jersey and one property...Read more »
OSI Pharmaceuticals, which moved out of state from Farmingdale in May, has repaid $750,222 in sales taxes owed to New York State and Suffolk County, officials said Thursday.
Anthony Manetta, executive director of the county’s industrial development agency, said it received the money last week. The IDA sought to recoup savings OSI received from a sales tax exemption.
The IDA and state...Read more »
The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce has partnered with a local charity to host a fundraiser on Monday evening in honor of its late chairman Larry Kushnick.
The Chamber and the Melville-based Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation are holding the event to benefit a college fund for Kushnick’s son, Jordan Kushnick. The Leadership Huntington Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to leadership...Read more »
Do you try to shop local for food? From East End produce to a variety of specialty food products made on Long Island, there are a lot of opportunities to know exactly where your food comes from.
Shoppers who try to buy local cite reasons ranging from the ethical to the environmental. Does buying local figure into your food shopping choices?
Vote and leave a comment. Results and...Read more »
It’s difficult to talk about the Long Island job market these days without caveats, the “yes, but” qualifications necessary when describing the complexity of the post-recession and post-Sandy employment situation here. And a recent blog post from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is proof of that.
Despite the storm’s destruction, “Long Island’s economy didn’t get derailed by Sandy,” said...Read more »
The Commercial and Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, an industry group of about 300 local commercial real state brokers, has added the position of strategic officer to its leadership ranks as the organization attempts to become more active in the community.
David Pennetta, a past president of CIBS and a principal at Oxford & Simpson Realty Services, will head up the new post....Read more »