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In the Media

Self-Employment in the Hudson Valley: Risks, Rewards and Work Satisfaction

HVEDC Quarterly Report — 08/05/2016

Self-employment is a path not usually chosen as a career by the overwhelming majority of labor market participants. For example, about one in 10 employed persons in the Hudson Valley region opt to run their own businesses. Deciding to run a business is fraught with personal risks and it’s easy to make a wrong assessment of those risks. Entrepreneurs are thus optimists who see less risk and more opportunity in the future than those who opt to work on someone else’s payroll. Moreover, the self-employed, on average, work more hours every week and earn less than their wage and salary counterparts. Read More


Exel Magazine — 08/01/2016

One in four people in Philadelphia between the ages of 18 and 24 are “disconnected” from the labor market — neither employed nor in school — according to a recent study from Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Nationally, the rate of disconnected youth was just 17.7 percent. Read More

Hit hard by recession, teens really need the jobs

Reporter Herald — 07/09/2016

Job losses during the 2008-09 recession hit many hard. One group may have been overlooked in recovery efforts — teenagers. Read More

Labor expert says education is key to self-employment success — 06/23/2016

The success of the self-employed workforce in the Hudson Valley can be correlated to the educational level of those involved. That was a finding of Dr. Paul Harrington, director of the Center for Labor Market and Policy at Drexel University. He presented his findings on the state of entrepreneurism in the Hudson Valley to a conference at SUNY New Paltz. The session was held by the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation. Read More

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Public Speaking & Presenting

Economic and Labor Market Developments and Outlook

"Self Employment in New York and the Hudson Valley", The State of Entrepreneurism in the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, New Paltz, New York, June 22, 2016.

Workforce Development

“Start Your Engines! How to win the war for 22nd Century talent”, Philly SHRM Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 23, 2016.

Higher Education

Career and Technical Education Teachers, Edison High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2015

Disability, Higher Education, and the Labor Market

“Understanding Employer Risk in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring,” DisAbility Jobs Summit, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, October 8, 2013.

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