The NYSA News
Nov. 20, 2012

New York economy continues growth, adding 5,900 private sector jobs in October
New York State Department of Labor
New York State's economy added 5,900 private sector jobs in October, the State Department of Labor has reported. The job growth brings the total to 110,300 private sector jobs added to the state's economy in 2012 and sets an all-time high job count for New York at 7,340,100.More

Top of the list: Executive and professional recruitment agencies
Albany Business Review
The Business Review has published a list of the top executive and professional recruitment agencies in the Capital Region ranked by the number of completed searches from Capital Region offices.More

Temp nurses more diverse than permanent colleagues
Registered nurses in the U.S. who work on short-term contracts through staffing companies have similar education levels, are typically more diverse than permanent staff and are more willing to relocate for employment, according to a new study led by researchers at the New York state-based University of Rochester's School of Nursing.More

More than 25 percent of NYC small biz owners hiring
Crain's New York Business
More than a quarter of New York City small businesses plan on hiring more employees in the next year, according to a survey by Bank of America. The general outlook of New York City small-business owners is not wildly optimistic, but it's not negative either. Notably, the data was taken before Superstorm Sandy and remains largely unchanged compared to a similar survey published six months ago.More

Albany area still hiring, still hasn't recouped recession losses
The Business Review
The latest jobs report sends another mixed message about the economy in Albany, New York, and the surrounding counties. The Capital Region's private sector added 5,000 jobs from October 2011 to October 2012, according to state labor data released Thursday. The gains make for a net increase of 1.5 percent — a number that cuts two ways.More

Not much change in Buffalo employment picture
Buffalo Business First
October employment in the Buffalo metropolitan area was flat compared to a year ago, according to the latest state Department of Labor figures. The Buffalo Niagara region saw private-sector employment decline by 100 jobs year-over-year, indicating there was statistical change. Non-farm jobs, which include the public sector, also dropped by 100 jobs.More

Rochester region adds jobs
Rochester Business Journal
The Rochester metropolitan area economy continued to improve in October, with an increase in the number of private-sector and non-farm jobs, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. Over the last year Rochester added 3,600 non-farm jobs, up 0.7 percent, while the private sector gained 3,200 jobs, or 0.7 percent. Both were on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Job gains in the area again were concentrated primarily in the professional and business services industry.More

Recruiting/HR lessons learned in the superstorm's aftermath
There are some lessons employers and their HR and staffing leaders might find challenging in the upcoming weeks and months as the scope and the size of superstorm Sandy's full impact unfolds.More

Recruiting women and others reentering the workforce
Recruiting Trends
Candidates who want to re-enter the workforce after taking time off are usually regarded with suspicion by hiring managers and others because of the time gap on their resume. Even if they pass pre-screening assessments, have a list of degrees, and have performed many of the job tasks required before, some candidates are not considered mainly because they took too much time off.More