New York State Department of Labor

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    December 21, 2012

    New York's Restaurant Industry Lost Thousands of Jobs After Sandy

    The year's coming to an end, but the impact of the storm is not. The New York State Labor Department reports a loss of 30,000 jobs in and around the city this November due to Hurricane Sandy. James Brown, an economist for the Labor Department, told City Room that during the end-of-year holiday seas ... More >>

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    August 12, 2012

    Big Government Doesn't Like Yoga!

    Turn up the steam in that hot yoga session because this controversy is getting hot. That was a terrible pun; I apologize. But seriously, there's a bit of a conflict going on between New York State and the yoga studios. About three years ago, Albany threatened to force yoga studio instructors to ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    "Cypress Hills Weed And Seed Job Fair" Is Not What You Think (Hope) It Is

    If you go to the "Cypress Hills Weed and Seed Job Fair" in Brooklyn tomorrow and expect to come away with a sweet gig farming marijuana, you will be extremely disappointed.We got an email this afternoon from the United States Attorney's Office alerting us to the aforementioned job fair. Normally, em ... More >>

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    September 18, 2011

    Department of Labor Employee Says State Illegally Spied on Him

    ​Michael Cunningham was fired from his job at the New York Department of Labor in August 2010 after working for the state for 30 years. The D.O.L. suspected Cunningham of committing time-sheet violations and once they accrued enough evidence to confirm their suspensions they terminated his emp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    37 Arrested in Public Benefits Bust

    ​The New York State Department of Labor, New York City Department of Investigation, and Manhattan DA's office say they just busted 37 New Yorkers for stealing more than $300,000 in unemployment and section 8 housing benefits from city and state agencies. Jerks.

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    November 18, 2009

    Breaking: H&H Bagels Owner Indicted for Stealing Withholding Taxes and Unemployment Insurance Tax Evasion

    Ty Hewitt/New York Magazine​Earlier this afternoon, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced the arrest and indictment of Helmer Toro, the owner of H&H Bagels, for stealing withholding taxes and evading unemployment insurance tax in connection with his wholesale and retail busin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    The Food Bubble: Pop!

    Pop!The Times has an interesting article today comparing the restaurant industry to the real estate and financial sectors--there was a bubble, and yes, it burst. The article cites New York Department of Labor stats that show the restaurant industry gained 50,000 jobs in the last seven years, only to ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    America New York is Back!

    This is from a release we received this morning from the New York State Department of Labor: "As the current economic crisis continues to negatively affect both workers and businesses, the State Labor Department today announced some good news for the Western New York economy. Since Extended Unemplo ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Little Sweatshop of Horrors?

    In what's sure to further damage the new borough-wide "Queens: It's Not the Third World!" publicity campaign*, the New York State Department of Labor has slammed the door on an apparent sweatshop in Long Island City. The Jin Shun International clothing factory was raided yesterday afternoon, and n ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2007

    Fork Off

    In addition to food fights between the ROC-NY activists and restaurants, some of the activists are throwing rocks at each other

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    January 10, 2006

    Job Scene in 2006

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    July 24, 2001

    On the Corner

    New York’s Undocumented Day Laborers Fight for Their Piece of the Big Apple

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    March 2, 1999

    Risky Business

    It takes more than a dollar and a dream to develop a storefront— but the rewards can be priceless