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Nassau has NY's 2nd-lowest jobless rate

How did Nassau and Suffolk counties’ February unemployment rates fare, compared with the rest of the state?

Nassau’s 5.8 percent was the second lowest. The lowest was 4.9 percent in Tompkins County, home of Cornell University.

Suffolk came in eighth with 6.6 percent. Long Island’s overall unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in February, from 7.3 percent the year before, the State Labor...

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Enterprise hiring college students

Car-rental company Enterprise Holdings is looking for college-educated applicants for its management-training and internship programs. It plans to hire more than 300 people for the programs,  including 33 on Long Island. The company will also hire in the tristate area and in Vermont.

All of the positions are paid, the company said. The management internships last from eight to 12 weeks...

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Suffolk events for job seekers

Hiring will be the subject of several Long

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Several events for job seekers will take place in Suffolk County over the next two weeks. They include:

A job fair on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, formerly the Ronkonkoma Holiday Inn. Admission and parking are free.

A job fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wyandanch Public Library. Employers scheduled to be on hand include Aflac, Allen Health...

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NY deadline nears for wage notices

It’s nearly that time of year again when employers must send out notices to new hires and all other employees detailing such things as their pay rate and regular payday.  

The notices must be sent by Feb. 1 to comply with the state Wage Theft Prevention Act, which took effect on April 9, 2011.

Employers who have employees in New York State are required to issue the annual notices,...

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LI trampoline park to hire 150

Sky Zone, a Deer Park indoor trampoline park that opens next month, will hold a job fair Wednesday to fill about 150 full and part-time positions.

The fair will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk County Community College.

The franchisee hopes to hire cashiers, event hosts, event assistants and court monitors. The jobs pay from $8.25 to $10 an hour, depending...

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How LI ranks on unemployment

Job seekers fill out applications this past month

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How do October unemployment rates in Nassau and Suffolk stack up with the rest of the state? None too shabby.

They didn’t have the lowest rate among New York’s 62 counties, state Labor Department data released Thursday show. That distinction went to Tompkins County, home of Cornell University. Its jobless rate was 4.8 percent.

Nassau ranked seventh, with a 5.7 percent rate, and tied...

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LI job growth state's 2nd highest

Job seekers fill out applications at the Coach

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Long Island’s private sector looked pretty strong in October. The sector posted the second-strongest job growth in the state last month, outpaced only by New York City,  Labor Department data released Thursday show. And October marked the 41st-consecutive month of year-over-year employment gains in the sector.

The Island’s 2.4 percent job growth last month, nearly matched the City’s 2.5...

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New dates for release of LI jobs data

The New York State Labor Department has rescheduled

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The New York State Labor Department has rescheduled the release dates for local employment and unemployment data, after a lengthy delay caused by the partial federal government shutdown.

Jobs data for September and October will be released on Nov. 21. They were originally scheduled for publication on Oct. 17 and Nov. 14, respectively.

The unemployment numbers for both months are scheduled...

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Solar company to hold job fair

Roof Diagnostics Inc., a New Jersey provider of

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Roof Diagnostics Solar in Bohemia will hold a job fair on Wednesday to try to fill 20 to 30 positions that include sales and installation.  

The fair will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the company, located at 170 Wilbur Place, Suite 100.

Job-seekers are urged to attend a short presentation at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. Candidates should also bring a resume and be prepared for a brief interview...

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Charity needs a few good bell ringers

The Salvation Army, hoping to beef up its

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The Salvation Army hopes to beef up the ranks of one of the most telltale symbols of the approaching holiday season: its bell ringers.

The charity will recruit for its Christmas program at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center in Riverhead on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group wants to staff eastern Long Island locations.

The job pays $7.50 an hour. Bell ringers...

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