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In the Media

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

Hudson Valley businesses 'less optimistic' about the future

Poughkeepsie Journal — 06/22/2016

Despite an ongoing decline in unemployment rates, Hudson Valley businesses are less optimistic about the economic climate than a year ago, according to research by Hudson Valley Economic Development Council. Read More

If you’re a teen searching for a summer job, well, good luck

The Boston Globe — 05/24/2016

The state’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in 15 years. “Help Wanted” signs hang outside big box retailers and Tatiana Abreu knows it should be easier to find a summer job. 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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