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Hudson Valley Region, August 2013

 

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

 

Hudson Valley Region

August 2013

 

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

NexxLinx, formerly the Electronic Tabulation Corporation, a business processing and marketing services outsourcing provider, plans to expand its operation in Orange County. The company moved from its Montgomery location to a new facility in the City of Newburgh to accommodate its expanding workforce. The company announced plans to hire 55 workers in September and an additional 40 workers in October.

 

Sodexo, which handles all of the resident and retail dining services on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College, plans to hire more than 50 people beginning in August 2013. The company will also hire additional staffing when the new Dominican Building on the school's campus is completed in 2014.

 

The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, headquartered in Newburgh, recently opened a new clinic in Highland Falls. The clinic offers a host of services, including adult medicine, pediatrics, women's health and referrals for specialty medical care and lab. No job numbers were announced. 

 

The Watchtower Tract and Bible Society has recently won approval from the Town of Warwick Planning Board for construction of its new world headquarters in Orange County. The 253 acre property (formerly home to International Nickel offices), which was acquired in 2009, will provide space to replace the society's headquarters in Brooklyn. The building plan includes a series of green-roofed buildings for worship and offices, as well as others providing laundry, cooking/dining, infirmary, storage, and vehicle maintenance and recreation services. Plans also calls for four residential buildings with a total of 588 one- and two-bedroom units to accommodate about 1,000 residents. 

 

Putnam County

Nothing to report.

 

Rockland County

(Update) The Shops at Nanuet, formerly the Nanuet Mall, underwent a $150 million transformation and is set to reopen on October 10, 2013. The new mall recently had a job fair with representatives from 25 retailers looking to fill positions ranging from entry-level retail and sales to management positions. Several months ago, Simon Properties, the owners of the mall, announced the names of 30 retailers that will open for business in the fall.  They were to include: Banana Republic, Michael Kors, White House Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Chico’s, Express, Gap, Vera Bradley and Soma. Some of the restaurants include: Bonefish Grill, P.F. Chang’s, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill and Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar.

 

Westchester Burger Co. recently opened a new restaurant on Route 303 in West Nyack. The Rockland location is the company's fourth store in New York. Westchester Burger operates stores in Rye Brook, Mount Kisko and White Plains. No job numbers were announced.

 

Sullivan County

Nothing to report.

 

Ulster County

Nothing to report.

 

Westchester County

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has recently approved Montefiore Health System’s acquisition of Sound Shore Health System facilities in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon. The transaction is expected to close this fall, when Montefiore will then provide services at Sound Shore Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital and at Schaffer Extended Care Center in New Rochelle. Sound Shore, which filed for bankruptcy protection in early May 2013, notified the New York State Department of Labor on July 24th of its plan to lay off 1,993 between October 23 and November 15.  Montefiore has pledged to keep the facilities open while working closely with doctors, nurses and staff at Sound Shore facilities and hiring substantially all eligible and qualified staff.

 

 

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

 

Dutchess County

IBM is requiring the majority of its employees in its Systems and Technology Group, many of whom are in Dutchess County, to take a week off with reduced pay. The workers will take a furlough week with one-third pay starting either August 24 or August 31.

 

Orange County

Spence Engineering Company, a manufacturer of steam specialty and fluid control devices, filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor on August 19, 2013 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will lay off 55 employees between October 31, 2013 and February 28, 2014, at its facility in Walden in Orange County.

 

Putnam County

Nothing to report.

 

Rockland County

Zip-Pak, the world premier provider of resealable, flexible zipper packages filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor on August 28, 2013 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company plans to lay off 41 employees at its facility in Orangeburg between December 6, 2013 and May 30, 2014.

 

Sullivan County

Nothing to report.

 

Ulster County

Nothing to report.

 

Westchester County

Bayer Healthcare LLC, one of the world's leading innovative companies in the healthcare, and medical product industry, filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor on August 22, 2013 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will consolidate its business operations in Tarrytown with its facility in Whippany, N.J. There will be 175 transfer opportunities offered to all employees but at this time it is not know if and how many will chose that option.

 

Citigroup Inc. filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor on August 9, 2013 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will lay off 36 employees on November 7, 2013 at its office in Armonk in Westchester County.

 

Entergy Corp. announced plans to lay off about 75 employees at its Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County as part of a companywide cost-cutting that will eliminate 800 jobs from Entergy’s 15,000 employee workforce. The job cuts at the power plant in Buchanon amount to about seven percent of the Indian Point workforce. The layoffs will affect all departments except operations and engineering. Reductions in those departments will occur through attrition.

 

 

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

 

Nothing to report.

 

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