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'Coolest Thing Made In NY' Competition Accepting Nominations 'Coolest Thing Made In NY' Competition Accepting Nominations
'Coolest Thing Made In NY' Competition Accepting Nominations Know of a product that’s too cool for school? The Business Council of New York State is now accepting nominations for its inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in New York” competition. "A statewide initiative aimed at spotlighting the innovation, creativity, and manufacturing excellence of businesses across the state," the council said of the contest.  "This exciting competition will provide a platform for manufacturers to showcase their products and highlight the vital role they play in driving New York's economy forward." The competition is open to all products that are created in New Yor…
New Chipotle Location With Drive-Thru To Open In Westchester: Here's Where New Chipotle Location With Drive-Thru To Open In Westchester: Here's Where
New Chipotle Location With Drive-Thru To Open In Westchester: Here's Where Burrito lovers will soon be able to get their fix at an all-new Chipotle location about to open in Northern Westchester.  The new Chipotle Mexican Grill, located in Yorktown Heights at 3200 Crompond Rd., will open on Wednesday, June 26.  According to a company spokesperson, the eatery, known for its burritos, bowls, and tacos, will feature a "Chipotlane," a drive-thru lane for customers to pick up their digital orders.  Additionally, another incentive for prospective visitors will be the new Chicken al Pastor menu item, which is prepared with a marinade of seared morita pepp…
Day Laborers Hold Protest At Home Depot In Westchester Day Laborers Hold Protest At Home Depot In Westchester
Day Laborers Hold Protest At Home Depot In Westchester Hundreds of people gathered outside a Home Depot store in Westchester to demand better treatment of day laborers seeking employment at the property. The protest occurred on Thursday, June 6 at the Home Depot location in New Rochelle at 55 Weyman Ave., where around 500 people gathered to support day laborers who look for employment at the store.  The gathering follows the store's banning of day laborers from its parking lot, in addition to the arrest of one laborer at the property, according to a report by ABC 7.  The outlet added that the store has since started patrolling its pa…
3 Hudson Valley Companies Announce Around 300 Layoffs 3 Hudson Valley Companies Announce Around 300 Layoffs
3 Hudson Valley Companies Announce Around 300 Layoffs Several hundred Hudson Valley workers will lose their jobs as three companies, either close, merge or cutback on production. The companies, all located in Orange County, Frito-Lay and Gen-Pak, both in Middletown, and Amscan in Newburgh, filed WARN Notices with the state that inform them of upcoming layoffs. Frito-Lay said it would lay off 88 workers beginning on Friday, Aug. 30 due to construction projects at the plant. The workers will not be rehired.  Gen-Pak, a food packaging manufacturing plant said it would layoff all 138 of its employees due to the rise in the bans on the use of…
Casting Call: Cooking Commercial Needs To Fill Husband, Wife, Teen Roles Casting Call: Cooking Commercial Needs To Fill Husband, Wife, Teen Roles
Casting Call: Cooking Commercial Needs To Fill Husband, Wife, Teen Roles A cooking commercial that will be produced in New York City needs to fill the roles of a husband, wife, and teenager. The exact shooting dates will depend on the role, but the casting call says to keep Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, open. Men and women interested in playing the couple should be between ages 30 and 50, and the teen between 18 and 25. For more information, including salary, and to apply, click here.
5 NY ShopRite Stores Permanently Close 5 NY ShopRite Stores Permanently Close
5 NY ShopRite Stores Permanently Close Supermarket chain ShopRite has permanently closed five of its New York stores. The closures are all in the Capital Region, WRGB CBS 6 reports: Albany County: Albany, Colonie, and Slingerlands Rensselaer County: North Greenbush Schenectady County: Niskayuna The locations were initially slated to close in early December 2023, but the company told WRGB it didn’t have the inventory to keep the doors open any longer. Affected employees will be paid through January 2024, one worker told the outlet. Earlier Report: ShopRite To Close 5 Capital Region Locations: Here's Rundown ShopRite, which…
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Millions of New Yorkers will soon have their criminal convictions sealed under new legislation meant to better help them find jobs and housing. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the “Clean Slate Act” into law during a ceremony in Brooklyn on Thursday, Nov. 16. Under the new law, those with misdemeanor convictions will have their records sealed three years after their release from incarceration, while felony convictions will be sealed after eight years. Earlier Report: Suffolk County DA Accuses Lawmakers Of 'Protecting Criminals' With Proposed 'Clean Slate' Bill Class A felonies, which include m…
Here's How Much, When Minimum Wage Will Increase In Westchester Here's How Much, When Minimum Wage Will Increase In Westchester
Here's How Much, When Minimum Wage Will Increase In Westchester Workers in downstate New York are all getting a holiday bonus this year, as minimum wage rates get bumped for the third straight year. As of Friday, Dec. 31, minimum wage workers in Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau counties will see a bump in their paychecks as their hourly wages will rise to a minimum of $15, putting them on par with employees at large firms in New York City, which has been at that benchmark for three years. Minimum wage employees in those counties had previously been getting $14 an hour. Fast-food workers across New York also make $15 an hour, regardless of location, wh…
New Closure Announced For Macy's Store In Galleria Mall New Closure Announced For Macy's Store In Galleria Mall
New Closure Announced For Macy's Store In Galleria Mall A Macy's store in Westchester County will be closing its door as part of the company's restructuring strategy. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the company announced it will close the Macy's location at the Galleria mall in White Plans, said Carolyn Ng Cohen, director of medial relations. The closure is part of the company’s strategy announced in early 2020, she added.  Macy's has shared the closure information with store employees and will work to help find them jobs at nearby Macy's store.  "Regular, non-seasonal colleagues who we are unable to place at nearby Macy’s store will be eligible fo…
COVID-19: Macy's Cuts 3.9K Corporate, Management Jobs; CEO Says 'We Will Be A Smaller Company' COVID-19: Macy's Cuts 3.9K Corporate, Management Jobs; CEO Says 'We Will Be A Smaller Company'
Covid-19: Macy's Cuts 3.9K Corporate, Management Jobs; CEO Says 'We Will Be A Smaller Company' Macy's is eliminating 3,900 corporate and management positions, about three percent of its total workforce, in a move to cut costs amid a steep decline in revenue during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It's also reducing staffing across its stores, supply chain and customer support network, the company announced Thursday, June 25. Macy's says it will adjust staffing as sales rebound. “COVID-19 has significantly impacted our business. While the re-opening of our stores is going well, we do anticipate a gradual recovery of business, and we are taking action to align our cos…
COVID-19: FreshDirect To Sell Prepared Meals From Restaurant Associates COVID-19: FreshDirect To Sell Prepared Meals From Restaurant Associates
Covid-19: FreshDirect To Sell Prepared Meals From Restaurant Associates In an effort to bolster restaurants negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, FreshDirect announced it is teaming with a dining management company to sell prepared meals, bringing some employees back to work. FreshDirect announced it has joined forces with Restaurant Associates, which will enable the company to serve more customers with a rotating selection of heat-and-eat meals while bringing furloughed employees back to work. The online grocer stated that “the alliance expands its offerings in the prepared food category, allowing the company to serve more customers…
Town Board OKs Site Plan For New ShopRite In Greenburgh Town Board OKs Site Plan For New ShopRite In Greenburgh
Town Board OKs Site Plan For New ShopRite In Greenburgh A prominent site in Westchester is officially transitioning from a movie theater to a grocery store. The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved a site plan that will lead to the demolition of the Greenburgh Multiplex on Saw Mill River Road and replace it with a new ShopRite location, across from Sam’s Club. According to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, the grocery store will be 75,711-square-feet, including an interior restaurant space and 10,765-square-feet of attached retail space. The project has been in the works since last year. Feiner said that “this is positive news for …
COVID-19: CVS Health To Provide Bonuses, Add Benefits, Hire 50K In Response To Pandemic COVID-19: CVS Health To Provide Bonuses, Add Benefits, Hire 50K In Response To Pandemic
Covid-19: CVS Health To Provide Bonuses, Add Benefits, Hire 50K In Response To Pandemic CVS Health is offering incentives to current employees and plans to bolster its workforce by 50,000 to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Employees at CVS locations across the country will receive bonuses between $150 and $500 for those who assist patients and customers “in this time of unprecedented need.” The bonuses have been earmarked for pharmacists and certain other health care professionals on the frontlines, store associates and managers, and other site-based hourly employees. Additionally, CVS announced it is “embarking on the most ambitious hiring drive in the company's…
COVID-19: Stop & Shop Says It Will Hire 5,000 New Workers COVID-19: Stop & Shop Says It Will Hire 5,000 New Workers
Covid-19: Stop & Shop Says It Will Hire 5,000 New Workers Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Stop & Shop has announced that it will be hiring at least 5,000 new associates for regular part-time positions in its stores, distribution centers and delivery operations across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. "These positions will provide support for customers at a time when our communities need it most," the company said in a statement released Thursday, March 26. "They will also create new professional opportunities for many across the region whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic." The…
Luxury Retailer Barneys Sets Closing Date For Its Stores Luxury Retailer Barneys Sets Closing Date For Its Stores
Luxury Retailer Barneys Sets Closing Date For Its Stores Barneys New York luxury goods stores and its corporate office will officially be closed later this month, costing hundreds of jobs after the company went bankrupt. The once iconic luxury retailer will shutter the doors of 15 stores across the country as of Sunday, Feb. 23, with 719 employees losing their jobs, according to the New York State Department of Labor. According to reports, any employee at the 97-year-old chain who has worked for the company at least two years received five-weeks severance, though workers did not receive accrued vacation time. The closures come after Barneys file…
Massive Amazon Warehouse In Hudson Valley Gets OK Massive Amazon Warehouse In Hudson Valley Gets OK
Massive Amazon Warehouse In Hudson Valley Gets OK Amazon is expanding its footprint in New York and has been given the go-ahead to construct a massive warehouse in the Hudson Valley, which will bring hundreds of jobs to the region. The giant online retailer had been eyeing warehouse space in Orange County, with the intent to build a warehouse in Montgomery that will sprawl over more than 1,000,000-square feet near the intersection of Route 17K and 747. Following weeks of debate throughout the town, the project was granted a PILOT agreement this week and construction is set to kick off in the next few weeks.  The project had to be app…
Wegmans Sets Official Opening Day For Harrison Location Wegmans Sets Official Opening Day For Harrison Location
Wegmans Sets Official Opening Day For Harrison Location With nearly 300 jobs ready to be filled, officials have announced an opening date for the long-awaited Wegmans location in Westchester. As the company continues filling 280 positions, it announced that the latest Wegmans Food Market in Harrison will be opening on Sunday, June 7 on Corporate Drive near I-287 and the Hutchinson River Parkway. “We bring new employees on board to begin training quickly after they’re hired,” said Store Manager Matthew Dailor, who began working at Wegmans 25 years ago as a part-time parking lot attendant. “Our commitment to in-depth training is the main reason w…
UPS To Bring 150-Plus Jobs To New Westchester Facility UPS To Bring 150-Plus Jobs To New Westchester Facility
UPS To Bring 150-Plus Jobs To New Westchester Facility More than 150 seasonal jobs are coming to Westchester, courtesy of UPS. UPS announced that it is opening a new facility in Yonkers that will bring dozens of jobs to the area as the holiday season rolls around. The package operation is expected to open up on Tuckahoe Road in the next two or three weeks, the company said, creating full and part-time positions in the area for local residents. Jobs will include package handlers and drivers. As of Thursday, Nov. 1, there are 658 jobs available through UPS in New York, from drivers to mechanics. Jobs range from approximately $14 to $30 an hour, …
Teacher In Westchester Fired For Mock Slave Auction Hired In Mount Vernon Teacher In Westchester Fired For Mock Slave Auction Hired In Mount Vernon
Teacher In Westchester Fired For Mock Slave Auction Hired In Mount Vernon Click here for an updated story: Westchester Teacher Who Hosted Mock Slave Auction Will Not Return To Mount Vernon The Westchester teacher who was fired earlier this year after holding a mock slave auction with students in a private school in Bronxville has reportedly been hired to teach in Mount Vernon. Rebecca Antinozzi, a former fifth-grade teacher at the Chapel School in Bronxville, made national headlines earlier this year when a parent accused her of staging mock slave auctions. The parent alleged that African-American students were placed in imaginary chains and were bid on by ot…
UPS To Hire 11,000 Workers Ahead Of Holiday Season In NY, NJ UPS To Hire 11,000 Workers Ahead Of Holiday Season In NY, NJ
UPS To Hire 11,000 Workers Ahead Of Holiday Season In NY, NJ Need to make some extra money? UPS may be your answer. The company will be hiring nearly 11,000 seasonal employees in New York and New Jersey ahead of the busy holiday season. The employees will be brought onboard to support the heavy package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2020.  The full- and part-time seasonal positions are primarily for package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, and have long been an entry point for permanent employment at UPS.  Many senior UPS executives, including Chairman and CEO David Abney, along with other member…
Former Mario Batali Restaurant, Tarry Lodge In Westchester, Will Close, With 50 Losing Jobs Former Mario Batali Restaurant, Tarry Lodge In Westchester, Will Close, With 50 Losing Jobs
Former Mario Batali Restaurant, Tarry Lodge In Westchester, Will Close, With 50 Losing Jobs As famed chef Mario Batali's attorneys appeared in a Boston court on Friday, Aug. 30 in connection with charges of indecent assault and battery, news came that the Tarry Lodge in Westchester will be closing. According to a WARN notice, required by the state when jobs are terminated, the Lodge in Port Chester will close on Friday, Nov. 22, and 50 people will lose their employment.  The reason given on the notice for the restaurant's closing was "due to construction occurring on the premise." Officials who operate the company could not be reached for comment on Friday to comment wh…
Stop & Shop To Hold Job Fairs, Seeking To Fill More Than 1,000 Positions In Region Stop & Shop To Hold Job Fairs, Seeking To Fill More Than 1,000 Positions In Region
Stop & Shop To Hold Job Fairs, Seeking To Fill More Than 1,000 Positions In Region Popular grocery chain Stop & Shop is holding a series of job fairs to fill more than 1,000 part-time positions in the area. Stop & Shop, which employs nearly 60,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey, hopes to fill positions in the bakery, deli, grocery, produce, seafood and meat departments. The chain is also looking to add new members to its night crew as well as cashiers, porters and baggers. While Stop & Shop reportedly fills 80 percent of its open positions by promoting from within, the g…
Lowe's To Lay Off Thousands Of Employees, Outsource Some Positions To Third Parties Lowe's To Lay Off Thousands Of Employees, Outsource Some Positions To Third Parties
Lowe's To Lay Off Thousands Of Employees, Outsource Some Positions To Third Parties Thousands of Lowe’s employees will soon be out of a job as the home improvement retail giant reshuffles positions. Lowe’s announced that it is planning to outsource the jobs of maintenance and assembly workers to third-party companies, including workers that put together certain items such as grills and wheelbarrows. The news of layoffs was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. It is unclear exactly how many employees are being laid off, but it is expected to be in the thousands. The company currently employs approximately 300,000 people in 1,725 stores nationwide. The layoffs come a…
Online Resource Connecting Crime Victims To Civil Legal Services Now Available In Hudson Valley Online Resource Connecting Crime Victims To Civil Legal Services Now Available In Hudson Valley
Online Resource Connecting Crime Victims To Civil Legal Services Now Available In Hudson Valley There is a new online resource offering free civil legal assistance to crime victims. The New York State Office of Victim Services announced the new federally-funded program can help people with some of the most common civil legal problems including child custody and other family issues, housing, finances, employment and immigration. The user-friendly, online resource -- which can be accessed by clicking here -- makes it easier for those individuals to get the assistance they need. In the Hudson Valley, residents of these counties are offered the new legal service: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam…
IBM Confirms More Than 1,000 Employees Will Be Laid Off IBM Confirms More Than 1,000 Employees Will Be Laid Off
IBM Confirms More Than 1,000 Employees Will Be Laid Off IBM reportedly plans to cut more than 1,000 jobs, leaving their workforce at approximately 340,000. According to reports, the cuts will impact one half of one percent of employees. In total, as many as 1,700 jobs may be lost. IBM confirmed that a “small percentage of employees” who were not performing “at a competitive level” would be let go. “We are continuing to re-position our team to align with our focus on the high-value segments of the IT market – while aggressively hiring in critical new areas that deliver value for our clients and IBM," the Armonk-based company said in a statement…
Bill To Protect Indian Point Jobs Passes Senate, Entergy Says It Could Delay Decommissioning Bill To Protect Indian Point Jobs Passes Senate, Entergy Says It Could Delay Decommissioning
Bill To Protect Indian Point Jobs Passes Senate, Entergy Says It Could Delay Decommissioning Legislation to protect the more than 1,100 jobs at the Indian Point nuclear power plants when they are permanently shut down is closer to law. State Sen. Pete Harckham announced on Thursday, June 6 that his bill to help protect Indian Point workers was passed by the state Senate.  But a spokesman for the Buchanan plants' owner, Entergy, said the legislation might delay the decommissioning process. Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi said, “It is not clear to us that this legislation is necessary, and further there is a concern that the proposed law could delay the completion of decommission…
DressBarn Going Out Of Business, Closing All 650 Stores DressBarn Going Out Of Business, Closing All 650 Stores
DressBarn Going Out Of Business, Closing All 650 Stores DressBarn, the women's clothing chain, is closing all 650 of its stores after being in business for nearly 60 years. Parent company Ascena Retail Group said it plans to focus on its more profitable brands, such as Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant. DressBarn CFO Steven Taylor said the chain "has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment.” The closures won’t take place immediately and the company did not say when the stores are expected to shut down. In the meantime, in-store and online sales will continue, Dressbarn said. DressBarn said that em…
Friendly's Closes 23 Restaurants, Including In New York, Connecticut Friendly's Closes 23 Restaurants, Including In New York, Connecticut
Friendly's Closes 23 Restaurants, Including In New York, Connecticut Friendly's is closing 23 more of its restaurants in the Northeast, including in New York and Connecticut. The closures will occur when the leases are up of the affected restaurants. "While this was a tough decision, we are confident it will best position the brand for a bright future," Friendly's CEO George Mitchell wrote in a letter to franchise owners in April. "Especially difficult is the impact these closures will have on the locations' wonderful employees, who we are working to support with opportunities in other locations or severance payments and other assistance." Fourteen of …
Wegmans, With Westchester Store Coming, Launches Meal Delivery Wegmans, With Westchester Store Coming, Launches Meal Delivery
Wegmans, With Westchester Store Coming, Launches Meal Delivery As Wegmans prepares to move into a new location in Westchester next spring, it has announced it is launching a new food delivery service for customers. Following a successful pilot program, Wegmans Food Markets announced that it will begin delivering meals from select stores through a partnership with delivery platform DoorDash. Related story: Wegmans Announces When Westchester Market Will Open, Starts Hiring 500 New Employees  The grocery store giant initially launched the service in Rochester and Virginia, with plans to launch Meals 2GO this week. The rollout calls for Meals2GO at s…
McDonald's Will Hire 10,000 In NY For Summer McDonald's Will Hire 10,000 In NY For Summer
McDonald's Will Hire 10,000 In NY For Summer McDonald’s is planning to fill more than 10,000 positions throughout its New York locations this summer. The hires are part of the fast-food chain’s “Archways to Opportunity” program: employees who have worked for more than 90 days at 15 hours a week or more will have the chance to earn a high school diploma, receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance and gain access to career advising services. The program also allows for the chance to learn English as a second language. McDonald’s has announced that it will work with AARP for the first time to help connect to a growing and unde…
Westchester Coffee Shop Looks To Replace Beloved Barista Joining Air Force Westchester Coffee Shop Looks To Replace Beloved Barista Joining Air Force
Westchester Coffee Shop Looks To Replace Beloved Barista Joining Air Force Get ready, coffee connoisseurs: Croton-on-Hudson's Winfield Street Coffee is looking for a new team member. The reason for the replacement is admirable: one of the cafe's "beloved" baristas, Diana Acevedo of Ossining, is leaving for the Air Force at the end of the month. “She is a great person and such a dedicated barista," Breno Donatti from WSC told the Daily Voice. "She has gotten lots of rave reviews from customers. We are very proud that she has chosen the path of Air Force to serve our country." The coffee shop is located on the second floor of the Croton Harmon Station. The position…