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Turning Stone Casino Resort, located just off Exit 33 on the NYS Thruway, is offering subsidized housing to attract new employees. Brand-new affordable apartments, $1,000 sign-on bonuses, and hourly pay between $17 and $25 are among the current employee benefits with Turning Stone in Central New York. As New Yorkers in Rochester, Albany and across the state struggle to find affordable housing, Turning Stone Resort Casino is launching...
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Civil Service has announced a $15,000 pay increase for Environmental Conservation Police Officers and Forest Rangers located in the lower Hudson Valley and downstate areas. The measure will help the agency address recruitment and retention challenges for law enforcement in lower Hudson Valley and downstate regions. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said,...
NY Governor Kathy Hochul has authorized a pay increase for state lifeguards to help address a staffing shortage at New York State Park beaches and pools and Department of Environmental Conservation campgrounds and day use areas beaches. Starting pay rates for lifeguards at upstate facilities will increase 34 percent, from $14.95 per hour to $20 per hour, and 21 percent for lifeguards at downstate facilities, from $18.15 per hour to $22 per...
NY Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the application period is now open for New York State's entry-level law enforcement civil service exam. The exam, which is used to fill titles in the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Office of State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, and the State University of New York, will be held in the fall. Qualified candidates can apply online  until 11:59 EST on Wednesday, August 3,...
Bank of America has raised its U.S. minimum hourly pay to $22 an hour and plans to increase this to  $25 an hour by 2025 . This builds on the company's history of being a national leader in establishing a minimum rate of pay for its U.S. hourly employees. In the last five years, Bank of America raised the minimum hourly wage to $15 in 2017; in 2019 it rose to $17; in 2020, to $20 — and...
NEW YORK --  Ness , a fintech company building credit cards to reduce the cost of wellcare, has officially launched its first product, the Ness Rewards App, and $15.5 million in seed investment funding. The round was led by Will Ventures with participation from Core Innovation Capital, Accomplice, Digitalis, GFC ,  Portage Ventures, Refactor Capital, RiverPark, and Atypical. Also...
Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have joined State Police and other police departments across the country by committing to the '30x30 Pledge' to add more women to the ranks of Environmental Conservation Police Officers, Forest Rangers and Park Police Officers. The 30x30 Pledge is a series of actions policing agencies are taking to...
Starbucks founder and CEO Howard Schultz announced the coffee chain will raise employee starting pay to $15 an hour and the company will make total investments to nearly $1 billion in this fiscal year alone for pay and increased training. This will allow Starbucks to meet record customer demand and partner (employee) needs in an operating environment deeply impacted by COVID.  Starbucks is the world's leading coffee...
NEW YORK  - Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, says it is raising the minimum wage for new employees to $20 an hour for Customer Service and $20 an hour (when base salary plus target commission are combined) for its Retail and Inside Sales employees. Existing employees on any of these teams who currently receive less than $20 an hour will be raised to this new rate automatically. The company is also...
NEW YORK  — Chief — a private network built for executive women with over 12,000 members — has closed a $100 million Series B investment led by CapitalG, the independent growth fund of Google parent company Alphabet. Previous investors General Catalyst, GGV Capital, Inspired Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, and BoxGroup also participated in the round. Laela Sturdy, General Partner at...
Walmart says it plans to hire more than 50,000 U.S. employees in stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities this year. The company is also hiring for its Global Tech organization while adding  new hubs in Toronto and Atlanta . The nation's largest retailers says 75% of U.S. store, club and field management started their careers as hourly associates. The company says it providers higher pay, on average within seven...
NEW YORK -- JetBlue Airlines  and  New York City  Mayor Eric Adams announced the company will be adding 5,000 jobs in  New York City  in 2022. JetBlue will also work with the city to create a new workforce partnership to connect more New Yorkers with high quality JetBlue jobs and to develop a strong pipeline for future careers at the airline. JetBlue is hiring diverse candidates for a variety of...