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Hudson Valley Region, April 2015

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

April 2015

New York State Department of Labor
Division of Research and Statistics
120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
914-997-8798

This briefing provides information on firm-specific hiring and layoff announcements in the Hudson Valley. The information in this report is derived from press releases, newspapers, business journals, newsletters and other public sources. It does not include all expansions and contractions in the region – only those for which public information has been obtained. An attempt is made to present only current information – events that have recently occurred or will occur in the near future.

BUSINESS EXPANSIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
Crystal Run Healthcare,
a multi-specialty medical group, will open its 66,000 square-foot, state-of-the art medical facility in the Town of Newburgh. The medical care provider expects to create more than 200 jobs, with annual salaries ranging from $40,000 to $150,000. Crystal Run has been expanding its presence in the Hudson Valley and beyond. The company has 32 locations in the region and is scheduled to break ground, this summer, on the construction two 70,000 square-foot facilities, in the Town of Monroe in Orange County and in West Nyack in Rockland County.

Primo Sports has applied for tax breaks to support the construction of a sports complex in the Town of Chester. Primo plans to close its Florida facility and expand on 26 acres off of Route 94 between Tetz and Glenmore roads in Chester. The plan calls for a 61,875 square-foot, multi-sport building, with a 31,500 square-foot turf field. The project will create an estimated 67 temporary construction and 15 permanent jobs, with annual salaries ranging from $21,000 to $70,000.

Valley Agriceuticals, a company started by a team of healthcare and cannabis industry leaders, is proposing to build marijuana cultivation and processing facility on a 100-acre agricultural parcel in the Town of Wallkill. The proposal, which pledges to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue, is an early contender in the high-stakes competition to grow and distribute medical marijuana. Last year, New York became the 23rd state to legalize medical cannabis. State Health Department officials plan to award up to five licenses to organizations that will grow and sell the drug.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
will run an international program that sends scientists across oceans to unlock earth’s mysteries. Lamont – under the auspices of Columbia University’s Earth Institute - was awarded a $35 million, five year contract by the National Science Foundation to manage the International Ocean Discovery Program – a collaboration of 26 nations to explore the earth’s geologic history. No job numbers were announced.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Firstsource Solutions,
a global outsourcing company based in India, has openings for 30 new data-entry professionals. Firstsource occupies an office at the former IBM building on Grant Avenue in the Town of Ulster. The company handles various business processes, including data correction work for its health-care insurance clients. The starting pay is $9.75 an hour, plus benefits.

Westchester County
Muse Paintbar,
a venue that mixes socializing with painting lessons, will open on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains at the former Cheeburger Cheeburger location. The company has several locations in the New England area, including facilities in West Harford and Norwalk.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
Nothing to report.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
filed a WARN notice with the NYS Department of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The catholic school located on North Broadway in White Plains, will close on August 31, 2015 and lay off about 48 employees.

St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers filed a WARN notice with the NYS Department of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The hospital will close the Michael Malotz Skilled Nursing Facility at 120 Odell Avenue and lay off about 226 employees beginning July 1, 2015. The 120-bed nursing facility offers its residents 24-hour care, seven days a week.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

A federal judge has ruled in favor of Tappan Zee Contractors (TZC), the builder of the New NY Bridge (Tappan Zee Bridge), sparing it about $7.3 million in labor costs. The court ruling allows TZC to use union carpenters instead of Dockbuilders for formwork and column construction.

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