The NYSA News
Dec. 24, 2012

The election, economy and healthcare: Staffing's best and worst moments of 2012
Staffing Talk
As part of its year in review coverage, Staffing Talk sent out a survey to thousands of industry professionals, seeking their feedback. What do you think was the best part of 2012? How about the worst part? What was the biggest news story for staffing? And what do you think 2013 will bring?More

New York adds 83,500 private sector jobs in 2012
New York State Department of Labor
New York State's economy gained 83,500 private sector jobs in 2012, the State Department of Labor has reported. This year-to-date gain of jobs was impacted by the loss of 29,100 private sector jobs in November 2012 due to the widespread impact of Hurricane Sandy on the greater New York City region. Between October and November 2012, New York State's unemployment rate fell from 8.7 percent to 8.3 percent.More

Nearly 30,000 jobs lost because of Hurricane Sandy
The New York Times
Hurricane Sandy wiped out nearly 30,000 jobs in and around New York City last month, the New York State Labor Department said on Thursday. The impact of the storm on small businesses and larger companies whose offices could not reopen for weeks afterward left New York City and the state with fewer jobs in November than in October. But the Labor Department also reported that the unemployment rates, which are calculated from a separate survey of employers, fell significantly last month.More

Albany metro adds jobs — but recovery from recession remains elusive
Albany Business Review
Employers in the core Capital Region of upstate New York notched another month of job growth in November — but the goal of recovering what was lost in the recession will definitely have to wait until 2013, at best. The state released new jobs data Thursday. The numbers show that the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area added 5,900 private-sector jobs from November 2011 through November 2012. It's a net gain of 1.7 percent.More

NY awards tax breaks, incentives to boost jobs
The Associated Press via Myfoxny.com
New York economic development officials have announced a new round of more than $700 million in regional economic development incentives on top of $785.5 million last year, all intended to keep or create jobs. Most of the incentives are tax breaks.More

The top jobs for 2013
Forbes
If you're an accountant, computer systems analyst or event coordinator, there’s a good chance your luck will change in 2013. These three professions are among the best jobs that require a bachelor's degree for 2013, according to a new study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.More

Hiring wisdom: 2 resolutions that will improve your hiring next year
TNLT
If you can implement these two, simple hiring resolutions for 2013, at the end of the year, you'll find the quality of your new hires is significantly higher and employee turnover is significantly lower than it was at the end of 2012.More