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New York State Department of Labor

State Labor Department Announces Top 5 Trending Jobs for Finger Lakes Region in 2015

Agency Encourages Job Seekers to Browse Thousands of Jobs Online with Jobs Express

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Albany, NY (January 20, 2015) -

The New York State Department of Labor today announced the Finger Lakes Region’s Top Five Trending Jobs for 2015 -- selected by labor market analysts based on occupational survey data and the projected needs of their region.
The following job titles (and their annual median wage) are likely to see greater than normal growth through the end of 2015:
  • Registered Nurses ($59,810)
  • Childcare Workers ($19,070)
  • Home Health Aides ($22,530)
  • Personal Care Aides ($22,660)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers ($26,160)
"Statewide, we’re seeing tremendous growth in many areas, especially in the technology and health care fields,” said Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino. “I highly encourage anyone looking for work or a new position to visit Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website and browse through the new listings that are added daily.”
The Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov) currently has tens of thousands of jobs available that can be sorted by region and occupation, and allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.
There is no fee to use the site for job seekers or businesses. In fact, by listing open positions on Jobs Express, businesses can save up to $6,000 per year. Businesses interested in listing their jobs should visit: www.labor.ny.gov/hire.
Job seekers can improve their job search skills and learn about training for trending jobs at their nearest Career Center, which they can find at: www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator.
About New York’s Economy
Since 2011, the state’s economy has added more than 500,000 to the private sector job count, which remains over 7.6 million - a historic high. The state’s economy has experienced employment growth in 40 of the past 47 months and this includes 22 consecutive months of private sector job growth, the state’s longest streak on record (current data go back to 1990).
To contact a Labor Market Analyst in your region, please visit:


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