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State Senate OKs workforce package

The New York State Senate has approved a comprehensive workforce-development package designed to train workers for in-demand, new-economy skills. Stemming from the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development, the legislation – six bills in all – would close the skills gap by improving connections between prospective employees and employers seeking skilled workers. Among the Senate legislation approved this week is a bill that would require the New York Department of Labor to collect forward-facing job…


Task Force: Education Key to LI workforce

By GREGORY ZELLER // The State Senate Task Force on Workforce Development is going to school. Educational initiatives including new Pathways in Technology schools and expanded access to tech-focused BOCES programs are among the top recommendations made by the task force, which reported Tuesday on 18 months of research into New York’s current workforce-development programs and best future options. Chaired by State Sens. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and George Amedore (R-Rotterdam), the task force features a baker’s dozen…