economy

LI tech companies having trouble finding talent

Aug 12, 2014
Gabrielle Fonrouge

Long Island technology companies gathered in Huntington on Tuesday at an event called Tech Day. The businesses were in search of talent and investors.

BluChip SEO is an internet marketing startup based in Smithtown. The company's managing partner, Harold German, came out to Long Island tech day to attract new talent.

“Over the past ten to fifteen years, there has been sort of a talent exodus of 18-34 year olds," German said. "that is concerning because we have a need here for local businesses to be optimized.”

LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans

Jul 23, 2014

More than  a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.  The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business. 

A new poll finds the majority of New Yorkers say they are not better off now than they were four years ago.  The sentiments do not seem to be hurting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s chances for reelection.

NY Fed mostly positive on Conn. recovery

Jan 15, 2014

An economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave a mostly positive outlook for 2014 for Connecticut, despite the state's slow pace coming out of the recession.

Connecticut Plagued by a Soaring Foreclosure Rate

Jan 2, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

Last month, foreclosure filings sunk to the lowest number since the housing crisis began eight years ago. Home prices are up nationwide. But the recovery isn’t being felt everywhere. In fact, in some states like Connecticut, foreclosures are soaring.   

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