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Long-term jobless eye end of line if federal benefits stop on Monday

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About 200,000 New Yorkers will lose their unemployment benefits at the start of the new year if Congress and President Barack Obama fail to reach an agreement to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. Unless the federal government acts, aid for the long-term unemployed is set to expire along with 2012 on Monday. Earlier this month, the state Department of Labor sent recipients of emergency unemployment benefits, which are paid for by the federal government ...

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December 30, 2012
6:18 a.m.

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The way the unemployment regulations are creates a problem. When people can get as much on unemployment as they can for a lower paying job, they will sit home and collect. My idea would be for those off for more than 1 year to have their benefits cut in half, and be able to work part-time. just maybe this part-time job could lead to full time with perhaps a better paying position with that employer.

December 30, 2012
8:58 a.m.

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We need more jobs in our country cracker....that is the problem...if you have a are very blessed.....They are not out there....if you have a list of these jobs out there...please post this the 6th cycle of long term unemployment benefits running out since 2008?.....Not every can get a public sector position to hold on to for dear life....and will....

December 30, 2012
9:24 a.m.

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Dec 30 - P/T - Clean Shop - (Albany NY) salon/spa/fitness

Dec 30 - Moving help - one day - heavy lifting - careful - (Delmar) general labor

Dec 30 - Marketing Assistant - (Saratoga Springs) real estate

Dec 30 - Real Estate Marketing Assistant - (Saratoga Springs) admin/office

Dec 30 - NEED DRIVER - (ALBANY) food/beverage/hospitality

Dec 30 - NEED DRIVER - food/beverage/hospitality

Dec 30 - LED Light Therapy Specialist Wanted - (Clifton Park, NY) salon/spa/fitness

Dec 29 - *New Receptionist & Clericals needed* - (albany ) admin/office

Dec 29 - Pizza Davinci - (Troy) food/beverage/hospitality

Dec 29 - Pizza Davinci - (troy) sales

Dec 29 - snow removal - (schenectady) general labor

Dec 29 - Math Tutor - All Levels - (Capital District) education/teaching

Dec 29 - Leasing / Rental Agent NEEDED - (Latham / Capital District) real estate

Dec 29 - Liberty "Entertainers" - (Watervliet, Colinie,Latham) marketing/advertising/PR

Dec 29 - $500-$2500 Weekly - Leads Provided - (Albany) img marketing/advertising/PR

Dec 29 - Independent Distributors Needed - J.R. Watkins Natural Products - sales

Dec 29 - Licensed Veterinary Technician - (Saratoga Springs, NY) healthcare


Dec 29 - Inventory Counters - (1524 Central Ave - Albany (back entrance)) general labor

Dec 29 - snow clearing - (schdy ny) et cetera

Dec 29 - Driveway Plowing Needed - (Northville) general labor

Dec 29 - Part Time Housekeeper Wanted - (Glenville, NY) food/beverage/hospitality

Dec 29 - *New Year New Jobs for Receptionist & Clericals* - (albany) admin/office

Dec 29 - Only 10 positions left. - marketing/advertising/PR

Dec 29 - Need video editor - (Saratoga Springs) tv/film/video/radio

Dec 28 - Work at Home - (U.S.) marketing/advertising/PR

Dec 28 - Counter Help-Driver - (Troy) food/beverage/hospitality

Dec 28 - Hairstylist good with updos needed to join our team - salon/spa/fitness

Dec 28 - Experienced Plow Driver Needed - (Schenectady) general labor


Dec 28 - Part Time Teller (Malta) - (Malta) customer service

The jobs are out there, may not be 60k a year, but there are jobs.

December 30, 2012
9:54 a.m.

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People pay for Unemployment Insurance out of their paychecks. Like car insurance or home owners or life insurance- you are promised a certain level of benefit to keep you from falling into poverty. Of course most professional people are not going to take a minimum wage job when they paid into Unemployment to give them a percentage of their salary- and as a society, we shouldnt want higher skilled people to be wasting their talent and brains delivering pizza- Those jobs are meant for the unskilled or for high school students. Our society cannot improve with skilled and smart people being forced into unskilled jobs. The rich have clearly not created one job with all the RECORD profits they took in these past several years. Its time the rich gave back to society and pay directly out of their pockets to bring down the national debt (which they/Wall St caused witht the banking corruption).
Stop the cuts to State jobs, stop cuts to social security, LOWER the medicare age so it allows the older workers to retire- opening up better jobs for the younger unemployed.

December 31, 2012
3:19 p.m.

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What are you complaining about Scott? Ray Gillen and Judy Dagastino working together have created one open County snow shoveling job! Your Metroplex taxes at work. No wonder Schenectady County always has the highest unemployment in the Capital District. Got high taxes?