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Hudson Valley Region, May 2013

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

May 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
Alteva
, formerly known as Warwick Valley Telephone, announced plans to lay off 20 percent of its approximately 100 union and non-union workers at its headquarters. The company which provides landline telephone and internet service to customers from Vernon, N.J. to Forida, N.Y. announced that the layoffs will focus mainly on the landline business.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has received the final approval needed to start preparations to launch a medical college at the former Horton Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown in Orange County. The medical college has received approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation to expand location, allowing for a campus in Middletown. The project is expected to create 150 temporary construction jobs, 429 faculty and staff positions, 27 hospital administrators and 344 resident doctors with 550 students when completed and operational.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Bloomberg L.P., the financial media giant plan to build a $710 million data center in Rockland. The company recently signed a lease with Russo Development and Sentinel Data Centers for a new 131,806 square-foot data center in Orangetown, N.Y. The project is expected to create 250 construction jobs over 18 months. About 80 people will be employed at the data center.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Belleayre Ski Center
announced plans for a 5-year, $74 million expansion that would add close to 280 jobs and result in twice as many annual visits. The plan would add 16 ski trails, three ski lifts, three parking areas, a ski lodge and an information booth. The project would boost the ski area’s annual revenue by $5.2 million and raise state and local tax revenue by $200,000. Average annual attendance is projected to just about double, from 165,000 at present to 320,000 after the expansion. After the expansion, Belleayre will employ 200 seasonal and 32 full-time employees at its ski center, along with roughly 45 extra seasonal food service employees. The new full-time workers will earn between $26,000 and $40,500 each year, while the seasonal workers will earn an average of $7,500 annually.

Westchester County
Construction is under way on a new, 114,000 square-foot Memorial Sloan-Kettering Outpatient Cancer Center on Westchester Ave. in Harrison. The Center—which is slated for completion in the spring of 2015, will offer a wide range of services including medical oncology, neuro oncology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, surgical consultations, dermatology (including Mohs surgery), genetic counseling, pain management, lymphedema therapy, clinical research trials, survivorship services, social work, nutrition and other support services. No job numbers were announced.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
The Greater Hudson Valley Health System, which oversees Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown and the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, announced plans to lay off the equivalent of 140 full-time employees. Orange Regional Medical Center in Orange County which opened about 2 years ago will lay off about 80 full-time employees and the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Sullivan County will lay off about 60 full-time employees.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
The Catskill Regional Medical Center in Sullivan County will lay off about 60 full-time employees. Because of government cuts and lower patient volume, the hospital is restructuring and downsizing management and non-nursing areas to reduce expense by $5 million annually.

Ulster County
Golden Hill Nursing Home officials notified their employees of the transfer of the nursing home to Golden Hill Acquisition Corporation and that layoffs are impending. It is expected that some of the employees will receive offers from the new owner.

Westchester County
Pearson Education Inc. filed a WARN notice with New York State Department of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will lay off 55 employees at its office in White Plains, beginning in August 2013.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Nothing to report.

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