The Rise and Fall of Unemployment

Cheryl Mayforth is the director of The Workplace.

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Organic talent growth



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May 2015 Business Scene

GWNC Chamber of Commerce Job & Career Expo

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce and The WorkPlace presented the 2015 Job & Career Expo at the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center on Thursday, April 9.


GWNC Chamber Business After Hours

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce held its April Business After Hours at Jose O’Connor’s, Carthage, on Wednesday, April 15. The event was co-sponsored by Carthage Area Hospital and USO Fort Drum. 

Jefferson-Lewis Manufacturing Day spotlights industry’s need for young talent

Timothy Sheridan, director of operations at New York Air Brake, fields questions after a tour Friday for Manufacturing Day. Photo by Justin Sorensen/Watertown Daily Times

High school students often make the mistake of quickly ruling out a career in the manufacturing industry, overlooking the presence of strong local businesses that are looking for skilled young workers.

They’ll get a real glimpse of those jobs next spring, however, as numerous manufacturers in Jefferson and Lewis counties will open their doors for field trips to 11 of the 19 school districts in the region.

That plan was highlighted Friday during Manufacturing Day at the Fireside at Partridge Berry Inn, attended by about 40 stakeholders including teachers, guidance counselors and industry leaders. The daylong event included a lively round-table discussion with a panel of manufacturing leaders, along with a tour of the New York Air Brake facility at 748 Starbuck Ave.

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