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Small business owners cranked back up their hiring engines last month, eclipsing the six-figure threshold for only the second month in the past year, new data show.
Small employers added 102,000 jobs in October, up from an upwardly revised 93,000 the month before, according to the latest employment report released by payroll processing firm ADP. While that’s still down from a peak of 133,000 positions added in June, it marks the second straight month of improvement after a slump to close the summer.
Hiring by small businesses continues to mirror that of the overall economy, as employers of all sizes added 230,000 positions in October, representing the second largest monthly output in the past year, too.
“Employment continues to trend upward as we begin the last quarter of 2014, driven mostly by small to mid-sized companies,” ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez said in a statement.
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New York University will stimulate creation of clean-energy companies by launching a certificate program to train experienced business professionals in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The new program, called Clean Start, will provide a comprehensive foundation for 15 professionals interested in establishing companies in, or making a career change to, those growing fields.
The Clean Start program, which is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), was developed by the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE), which is the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering clean-energy incubator seeded by NYSERDA.
Candidate selection will begin November 3, 2014 for the program, which will start in January 2015. Clean Start comprises a 120-hour, evening and weekend curriculum, taught at NYC ACRE’s home in the NYU Urban Future Lab in Downtown Brooklyn. Upon successful completion, participants will earn the CGA-NYC ACRE Certificate for Cleantech Professionals from the NYU School of Professional Studies.
Clean Start will offer both technical knowledge and insider networking opportunities for the selected participants. Business and clean-energy experts from New York City’s burgeoning cleantech sector will present content and act as mentors. Participants will be linked with a New York City-based cleantech startup company and will gain practical knowledge and experience through a capstone project.
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Students with an interest in science and technology received a hands-on lesson that is preparing them for the job force.
Bio-Energy Day is a day where students can get a closer look at what jobs they can get in the energy industry, an industry that employers are calling the fastest growing job sector in California.
Students were taken to a bio-energy plant northeast of Shafter. The plant that Welch works at produces renewable energy for PG&E and other power companies by processing old wood chips left over from the agricultural industry and construction sites.
Watch the video: http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/bio-energy-day-teaches-students-about-careers-in-the-energy-industry-102314
The city’s top engineering school is building an energy department.
Brooklyn’s NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is in the process of developing a new master’s degree program in energy engineering and policy.
“The sustainability of urban environments is of critical importance to all advanced and emerging societies,” said department chairman Richard Thorsen, 74, who is the mastermind behind the idea.
Thorsen, who is celebrating a half century on the faculty at Poly, hopes to have the program running by next September.
Since the “war for talent” was first declared in the 1990’s, organizations the world over have been attempting to gain a competitive advantage by attracting and retaining top talent. From a plethora of models defining potential, through to complex supply and demand models, no stone has been unturned in the effort to triumph in this unending battle. Utilities throughout the US have a rapidly aging workforce and a burning demand for fresh talent. This figure speaks for itself: some 50% of the workforce is eligible to retire within the next few years.
Unfortunately the utilities industry is not often seen as the enticing, challenging environment that college graduates and more seasoned workers aspire to join. Simply put, the utility “brand” is not strong enough to attract the people the industry needs the most. To revamp their profile and attract a new generation of employees, utilities need to show that the vital, complex service they provide is one befitting the most enthusiastic and talented of individuals.