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Outlook 2012: Tech Valley firms' growth leading to hiring surge

People wait in line to speak to representatives from GlobalFoundries during a Job Fair at the Saratoga County Administration Building in Ballston Spa on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
People wait in line to speak to representatives from GlobalFoundries during a Job Fair at the Saratoga County Administration Building in Ballston Spa on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
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Thanks to the industries that have earned the region the nickname “Tech Valley,” new manufacturing jobs will be coming to the Capital Region in 2012. The GlobalFoundries computer chip plant in Malta, General Electric in Schenectady, and a world-renowned academic-industrial research program at the University at Albany are all expected to do signifi cant hiring this year. Each is an example of the region bucking the trend that has seen manufacturing jobs flee upstate for ...

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