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Suffolk website unveiled to aid tech job hiring

Photonics Industries International CEO Yusong Yin (at the

Photonics Industries International CEO Yusong Yin (at the podium) is accompanied by Dr. Joyce Kilmer, director of marketing at Photonics; Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone; Sammy Chu, Commissioner of Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs; Anthony Manetta, Suffolk IDA CEO during a press conference where a new website to find tech jobs was unveiled. (Aug. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A maker of lasers used in the production of Apple and Samsung smartphones hopes a new Suffolk County website will help it fill job openings more quickly.

Photonics Industries International Inc. said Friday the site,, is valuable because it's tailored to careers in high technology and production. To be listed, jobs must be in science, technology, engineering, math or manufacturing.

The website "will make finding new employees a lot easier," said Photonics CEO Yusong Yin. "It will narrow down the field of candidates."

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone unveiled the free website Friday outside Photonics' Bohemia headquarters. He said the initiative, from the county's Industrial Development Agency, would boost innovation and help keep young professionals on Long Island.

IDA executive director Anthony Manetta said businesses receiving tax breaks through the IDA will be required to post job openings on the site, but others in the county may as well. Previously, IDA clients were required to notify the state Labor Department about openings.

"This bridges the gap between job seekers and prospective employers," Manetta said.

The employment site is part of, developed by Crown Advertising of Plainview. More than 100 jobs from about 20 employers -- including Canon U.S.A. and drugmaker LNK International -- were listed Friday. There also was a link to the website of Work Market Inc., the Huntington Village-based company that connects employers and freelancers. Work Market has received tax breaks from Suffolk.

In an interview, Manetta said a separate section for jobs other than those in science, technology and manufacturing would eventually be added.

Nassau County unveiled in February a general jobs website and mobile application:

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