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New vets green-industry class

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...

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Suffolk sponsors job recruiting

Nina Ohakam, of Islandia, searches for job applications

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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...

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NY Fed: LI job market better . . . but

Breezy Point after Sandy.

(Credit: Mayor's Office)

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...

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Suffolk events for job seekers

Oakdale resident Damien Brodsky, 26, fills out an

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The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will host a number of companies recruiting for a variety of local jobs over the next three weeks.

The center will also host some events for people considering self-employment.

Renewal by Andersen, the window-replacement company, will be at the One-Stop in Hauppauge on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hoping to fill 15 field-marketing representative...

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MSC moves into 2nd headquarters in N.C.

Erik Gershwind, MSC Industrial Supply's chief executive and

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

MSC Industrial Direct Co., one of the largest public companies headquartered on Long Island, has moved into its brand-new co-headquarters in Davidson, N.C.

The Melville-based supplier of industrial tools and supplies said last year that it planned to build a second headquarters in Davidson, a Charlotte suburb, to have more access to employees with industrial skills. It has also said it has...

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7 Suffolk events for job seekers

Three jobs fairs and four individual employer recruiting sessions are on tap in Suffolk County, most of them next week.

National CareerFairs will feature its Long Island version on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Melville Marriott at 1350 Walt Whitman Rd. Employers expected to attend represent a wide variety of businesses, including accounting, auditing, administrative and support services,...

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Companies to recruit at LI job fairs

On Sept. 18, Target hopes to staff 50

(Credit: Bloomberg News)

Three employers hope to fill a variety of jobs during recruitment sessions hosted by the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center.

On Monday, ManpowerGroup, the temporary-staffing company, will recruit for more than 30 assembly-line positions at a “prestigious manufacturing company in Melville" for all shifts.  It will recruit at  the center's Hauppauge location at 725 Veterans...

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