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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

Press release:

Senate Republicans recently released a 2017-18 state budget proposal that provides $45 million annually to compensate direct care professionals for the important work they do to support individuals with disabilities. The proposal addresses a lack of funding in the executive budget to help appropriately adjust salaries at not-for-profits that employ workers who provide state services for individuals with autism, serious brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.

"Direct care professionals deserve to be fairly compensated for the crucial services they provide to individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma). “Families rely on these highly trained workers to assist their loved ones on a daily basis and we must do all we can to reduce the high turnover rate within the profession and ensure that adequate staff is in place to provide proper care."  

Currently, many direct service professionals (DSPs) earn an average of $10-$13 per hour – just above the state’s minimum wage. Last year, the state implemented minimum wage increases that did not provide funding to account for the “compression factor.” The compression factor is the need to increase the salaries for more experienced DSPs and supervisors in order to maintain the current salary gap with minimum wage workers. Without new funding provided to the DSP employers providing services on behalf of the state, the salary gap will compound the existing high turnover rate among those providing these critical services. This may lead to significantly increased vacancies as qualified individuals seek less strenuous minimum wage work.  

The Senate’s proposal provides $11.25 million in funding to help implement wage increases in the current year’s budget. Starting in 2017-18, $45 million would be provided annually to further ensure fair wages for this sector and prevent negative impacts on developmentally disabled services.

The Senate’s one-house budget will be advanced and approved this week, followed by the start of open, public conference committees to iron out differences that exist between the Senate and Assembly plans.

A new state budget is scheduled to take effect April 1.

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, employment, jobs, Warsaw, news, announcements.

Several local agencies have teamed up to coordinate the 6th annual Wyoming County Job Fair. The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism Office, Community Action for Wyoming County, Genesee Community College (GCC), the New York State Department of Labor, the Wyoming County YMCA, and Literacy West NY Inc. will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at GCC’s Warsaw campus, 115 Linwood Ave., Warsaw.

Employers wishing to participate are encouraged to contact the Chamber at (585) 786-0307 for more details and to secure a spot. Employer registration deadline is Feb. 17.

“This is a proven event and area businesses are encouraged to contact the Wyoming County Chamber to learn more about how to reserve a spot for this great recruitment opportunity,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner. “Whether you’re a seasonal employer, a growing manufacturer, a small business, or a dairy operation, now is the time to sign up to promote your business offerings and attract job seekers.”

The Job Fair is free and open to all those seeking employment opportunities. Interviews may take place on site and there will be assistance with resume writing and interview skills. 

“It’s recommended that job seekers treat the event as if they are going to an interview, said Employment and Training Division at Community Action Senior Coordinator Beth Caton. “We encourage everyone to bring their resume, be enthusiastic, ask questions, take notes, dress appropriately and thank the business representative for their time.”

There will be a wide variety of jobs available at all skill levels from very basic to technical. For more information go to www.wycochamber.org.

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Press release:

Pioneer Credit Recovery is one of two Western New York (WNY) companies which have been awarded federal contracts. Pioneer, and ConServe in Monroe County, will be serving as private collection agency contractors helping the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collect unpaid taxes. 

Sen. Charles E. Schumer says these contracts are expected to bring a “massive influx of good-paying jobs” to WNY.

“We would not be in the position to grow jobs in Western New York without the leadership and hard work from Chuck Schumer in the Senate as well as the quality work and track record of our dedicated New York-based employees,” said Pioneer CEO Jack Frazier.

Pioneer has three facilities in WNY – one in Arcade and the other in Perry, both in Wyoming County; and one in Horseheads in Chemung County. The company estimates this will allow them to hire up to 300 new workers between these centers. ConServe, located in Fairport in Monroe County, also estimates they will be able to hire 300 new workers as a result of this contract.

“The creation of roughly 600 jobs – middle-class jobs – is great news for Wyoming, Chemung and Monroe counties,” Schumer said. “This is a smart federal investment that will not only create new, good-paying jobs, but also help inject new life into the Upstate economy.”

According to the IRS, these agencies will work on accounts where taxpayers owe money, but the IRS is no longer actively working their accounts. Several factors contribute to the IRS assigning these accounts to private collection agencies including older, overdue tax accounts or lack of resources preventing the IRS from working the cases.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Press release:

During the second half of October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Farm Labor Survey. NASS will reach out to more than 1,400 producers to accurately measure hired labor on Northeastern farms.

“Farm labor is a key component of the entire agricultural economy,” said NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office Director King Whetstone. “Farmers who respond to the survey provide timely, relevant data that farmers, associations, and leaders in the public and private sectors use to make all sorts of important policy and business decisions.”

USDA and the Department of Labor will use the statistics obtained from farmers to help establish minimum wage rates for agricultural workers, administer farm labor recruitment and placement service programs, and assist legislators in determining labor policies.

The survey asks participants to provide information about farm labor on their operations, including total number of hired farm workers, hours worked, and wage rates paid for the weeks of July 10 through 16 and Oct. 9 through 15. For their convenience, survey participants will have the option to respond online at www.agcounts.usda.gov or by mail. NASS will compile, analyze and publish survey results in the Farm Labor report, to be released on Nov. 17.

“Participating in this survey is a convenient and effective way for farmers to guide potential labor and economic policies, locally in their very own communities, as well as at the national level.

Policymakers use Farm Labor report data to inform their reasoning and decisions, so I encourage farmers to take advantage of this opportunity help provide them with accurate data,” Whetstone said.

All farm labor reports are available online at http://bit.ly/FarmLabor. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office at 1-800-498-1518.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, jobs, employment, Business.

The unemployment rate for Wyoming County fell to 4.2 percent in May, the lowest level for any monthly period since November, 2007.

The rate is 1.1 percent lower than last May. 

The number of residents with jobs is 17,800, up from 17,600 from a year ago, while the number of participants in the labor force dropped from 18,600 a year ago to 18,500 this May.

As for the number of non-farm jobs in the county, we've gone from 13,700 to 13,800 from May last year to May this year.

The GLOW region unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, from 5.3 percent a year ago. It hasn't been lower in the region since August 2007, when it was 4.2 percent.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:26 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, employment, Warsaw, Perry, Arcade.

Press release:

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism Office, Community Action for Wyoming County, Genesee Community College, the New York State Department of Labor, and Literacy West NY, Inc., have partnered again to coordinate the fifth annual Wyoming County Job Fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warsaw Campus of Genesee Community College, located at 115 Linwood Ave..

The Job Fair is free and open to all those looking for job opportunities. Assistance will be available throughout the day and interviews may take place on site. Help with resume writing and interview skills will also be available.

Companies registered to be on site include: Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort; Coastal Staffing Service of NY; KR Communications; Morton Salt, Inc.; NYS Office of Parks and Recreation, Letchworth State Park; WCJW Radio; Five Star Bank; Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc.; Adecco Employment Services; Fidelis Care; TravelCenters of America; East Side Nursing Home; Primerica; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Independent Living of the Genesee Region; WNY Rural AHEC; CDS Life Transitions; Perry Ambulance; Campus Auxiliary Services; Astronics; Remedy Staffing; Griffith Energy; YMCA; Genesee Community College; SUNY Attain Lab; Community Action for Wyoming County; Wyoming County Community Health System; and Asbury Camp and Retreat Center.

Interested job seekers can prepare for the job fair by attending any or all of the following free workshops in advance:

Community Action, 6470 Route 20A, Perry; (585) 237-2600

March 1 and 15 at 9 a.m. will feature resume writing; and March 17 at 1p.m. will feature interviewing basics.

Literacy West NY, 29 North Main St., Warsaw; (585) 786-3890

March 11 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. will feature resume writing; and March 16 at 1 p.m. will also feature resume writing.

GCC Arcade Campus, 25 Edwards Street, Arcade; (585) 237-2600

March 8 at 1 p.m. (Interview basics)

For more information call the Wyoming County Chamber at (585) 786-0307; Community Action for Wyoming County at (585) 237-2600; or Literacy West at (585) 786-3890; or visit www.wycochamber.org.

Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, employment.

Press release:

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office, Community Action for Wyoming County, Genesee Community College, NYS Department of Labor, the Wyoming County YMCA, and Literacy West NY, Inc., have partnered again to coordinate the fifth annual Wyoming County Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18. It's at the Warsaw Campus of Genesee Community College, located at 115 Linwood Ave., Warsaw.

Employers wishing to participate contact the Chamber at (585) 237-0230. Employer registration deadline is Feb. 19.

“This is a proven event and area businesses are encouraged to contact the Wyoming County Chamber to learn more about how to reserve a spot for this great recruitment opportunity,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner. “Whether you’re a seasonal employer, a growing manufacturer, a small business, or a dairy operation, now is the time to sign up to promote your business offerings and attract job seekers.”

The Job Fair is free and open to all those seeking employment opportunities. Interviews may take place on site. There will also be assistance with resume writing and interview skills available to ensure job seekers are fully prepared to land that perfect job.

“It’s recommended that job seekers treat the event as if they are going to an interview, said Community Action senior coordinator of the Employment and Training Division Beth Caton. “We encourage everyone to bring their resume, be enthusiastic, ask questions, take notes, dress appropriately and thank the business representative for their time.”

There will be a wide variety of jobs available at all skill levels from very basic to technical. Companies that are interested in having a booth at the event should contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce or visit online at www.wycochamber.org

Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:32 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, employment.

Wyoming County Civil Service will be holding an exam for the position of Correction Officer on April 9. Applications must be turned in the to Wyoming County Civil Service Office by Feb. 12 or postmarked by Feb. 16.  

According to officials in the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, the correctional staff have a 25 year retirement, and the “new” jail is already almost 25 years old. Although the Sheriff's Department is constantly hiring officers, there was a mass hire 24 years ago when the new jail was opened. These officers will be able to retire in the upcoming year.

Candidates must be residents of Wyoming County, graduated high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma, and must be 21 years old at the time of appointment. The salary is $18.79 - $23.05 per hour, per the 2015 W.S.E.A. (Wyoming County Sheriff’s Association) Contract.

Applications can be found at the Wyoming County Civil Service Office, 338 N. Main St. Warsaw, or downloaded at www.wyomingco.net. The application fee is $25.

The Sheriff’s Office is anticipating numerous full-time openings in the next year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:10 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, employment, jobs, Business.

Wyoming County’s November unemployment percentage is just shy of its lowest rate in nearly a decade, with October being slightly lower.

The November rate is 4.7 percent, 1 percent lower than a year ago and .2 percent higher than October of this year.

In 2009, at the height of the recession, 8.5 percent of the county was unemployed compared to the previous year of 5.9 percent.

There are 100 more Wyoming County residents employed in 2015 than a year ago, with 17,100 reportedly having jobs. 

The GLOW region unemployment rate is 4.8 percent, compared to 5.6 percent a year ago.

The number of non-farm jobs in the county has remained unchanged for November from 2014 to 2015, with 13,400 employed, but dropped by 200 since last month.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:09 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, economy, employment, jobs.

Wyoming County’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 to 7.4 percent from March 2014 to this March, according to the latest data from the NYS Department of Labor.

By the same token, both the number of local residents employed and those unemployed dropped.

There are currently 16,600 employed as of March 2015 compared to 18,800 the previous year. The number of those unemployed declined to 1,300 this March from 1,600 in March 2014.

While the number of non-farm jobs remained the same from February to March this year, a 1.5 percent drop was recorded from last March to this March.

Both manufacturing and good-producing jobs held on steady at 1,700 and 2,000, respectively.

Across the state, unemployment dropped from 7.1 percent in March 2014 to 5.8 percent this year. 

The national unemployment rate is 5.6 percent.

The unemployment in the Rochester area was at 5.5 percent, and in Buffalo, 5.9.

Genesee county is at 6.0 percent, Livingston, 5.5, and Orleans 7.2.

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, employment, Business, Arcade, Perry, Warsaw.

Press release:

The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism office, Community Action for Wyoming County, Genesee Community College, the New York State Deptartment of Labor, and Literacy West NY Inc. have partnered again to coordinate the fourth annual Wyoming County Job Fair on Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..  The Job Fair will take place at the Arcade Campus of Genesee Community College, 25 Edward Street, Arcade.

The Job Fair is free and open to all those seeking employment opportunities. Assistance will be available throughout the day and interviews may take place on site. Help with resume writing and interview skills will also be available.

The following is a list of companies that have registered to be in attendance include: Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort, Community Action for Wyoming County, Coastal Staffing Service of NY, KR Communications, Whiting Door, Wyoming County Sheriff's Office-Jail Division, Adventure Calls Outfitters Inc, Roto-Rooter Services Company, Ferrell Gas, Verizon Wireless, Morton Salt Inc, GLOWJobs.net, Frontier Food Service Corp, Complete Payroll Processing Inc, 4-H Camp Wyomoco, CCE of Wyoming County, ACO Acquisition LLC, NYS Office of Parks and Recreation - Letchworth State Park, Select Door, WCJW Radio, Finger Lakes Parent Network Inc, Five Star Bank, Pioneer Credit Recovery Inc, Adecco Employment Services, and Fidelis.

Interested job seekers can prepare for the job fair by attending any or all of the following workshops:

    • Community Action, 6470 Route 20A, Perry: Resume Writing, March 3 at 9 a.m.; Interview Skills, March 5 at 1 p.m.

    • Wyoming Works, 29 N. Main St., Warsaw: Resume, cover letter and interview skills, March 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to noon

    • GCC Arcade, 25 Edwards Street, Arcade: Interview skills, March 10 at 1 p.m.

For more information about the Job Fair please contact the Wyoming County Chamber at (585) 237-0230 or Community Action for Wyoming County at (585) 237-2600, Literacy West at (585) 786-3890 or visit online at www.wycochamber.org.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, employment, Java, Java Center.

The Town of Java is seeking bids for the landscape maintenance of four cemeteries: Punkshire, Union Corners, Pioneer, and Silver Maple. All four cemeteries are located in the Town of Java. The town requires a certificate of liability insurance included with the bid. All bids must be sealed and turned in to the Town Clerk by March 12. The bids will be opened during the Town Board meeting scheduled for March 12 at 7:45 p.m. in the Java Town Hall, 1429 Main St. Java Center.

For more information or questions contact the Town Clerk at (585)457-3233 during regular office hours. The office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:58 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, employment, Arcade.

Press release:

The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism office, Community Action for Wyoming County, Genesee Community College, New York State Department of Labor, and Literacy West NY, Inc. have partnered again to coordinate the fourth annual Wyoming County Job Fair. The event will be held at the Arcade Campus of Genesee Community College, 25 Edward St., Arcade, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  March 12.

“This is a proven event and area businesses are encouraged to contact the Wyoming County Chamber to learn more about how to reserve a spot for this great recruitment opportunity,” said Wyoming County Chamber President Scott Gardner. “Whether you’re a seasonal employer, a growing manufacturer, a small business, or a dairy operation, now is the time to sign up to promote your business offerings and attract job seekers.” 

The Job Fair is free and open to the public. Interviews may take place on site and there will be assistance with resume writing and interview skills. 

“It’s recommended that job seekers treat the event as if they are going to an interview,” said Senior Coordinator of the Employment and Training Division at Community Action Beth Caton. “We encourage everyone to bring their resume, be enthusiastic, ask questions, take notes, dress appropriately and thank the business representative for their time.”

There will be a wide variety of jobs available for all skill levels. Companies that are interested in having a booth at the event should contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible at (585) 237-0230.

For more information about the Job Fair contact the Wyoming County Chamber at (585) 237-0230 or Community Action for Wyoming County at (585) 237-2600 or visit www.wycochamber.org.

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