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Costly NY Startup Program Created… 76 Jobs

Last year, the New York state government launched Start-Up NY, a program designed to boost employment by creating tax-free zones for technology and manufacturing firms that partner with academic institutions. In theory, those tax-free zones on university campuses would give companies access to the best young talent and cutting-edge research. But only a few firms are actually taking the bait: According to a report from the state’s Department of Economic Development, the program only created 76 jobs last year, despite… continue…

Silicon Alley Helps NYC Dig Out of Recession Hole

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New York City’s employment has mostly recovered from its Great Recession lows, and “Silicon Alley” might deserve a major portion of the credit. The Wall Street Journal crunched the numbers from the New York State Department of Labor and found that jobs in everything from computer-systems design to technical consulting had increased by double-digit percentages since the Recession officially ended in 2009. Some of the city’s biggest tech employers, such as Google, have radically increased their staffs in the past… continue…

California, New York Face Competition on Tech-Hiring Front

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Ask anyone to name the country’s hotbed of tech-hiring activity, and chances are good they’ll say “California” or “New York,” homes of, respectively, Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. But according to a Dice analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York comes in sixth place, and California in eleventh, among the fastest-growing states for technology jobs. Texas comes in first, with a 5.99 percent increase in tech jobs since the beginning of the year, followed by… continue…

Can New York Really Be the Next Silicon Valley?

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New York’s tech space has been bubbling for some time, with many local officials, executives and investors betting that the city is poised to become the next Silicon Valley. But even as local technology businesses boom and startups connect themselves to the region’s traditional advertising, media and financial industries, that goal remains elusive, notes the New York Times. For one thing, none of the companies deemed to be breakout stars – like Foursquare, and even Tumblr — have lived… continue…

Facebook Expands in NYC, Plans Hiring

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With an eye toward expansion, Facebook is moving its New York office from midtown to 770 Broadway in the city’s more tech-centric lower Manhattan. CNET says that although the team began working out of the new space Monday, the “official” opening will take place in the spring. After that, the company plans to host meetups and other events for the local tech community. Currently, Facebook has 320 employees in New York, about 100 of whom are engineers.  Moving downtown, observes… continue…

IBM Strikes Deal With NY to Retain 3,100 Jobs

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IBM and the State of New York Monday cut a deal that would spare 3,100 workers in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas through the end of 2016, even as the company takes a $1 billion restructuring charge in the first quarter. But employees, posting comments to the IBM union site Alliance@IBM, wonder what will happen with the remaining workforce in the area, which numbers approximately 7,000. Big Blue’s workers have been buffeted by a number of layoffs throughout the… continue…

ADP to Create 110 Software, Data Jobs in N.Y. City

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Human capital management solutions provider ADP will create an “innovation lab” in New York City, creating 110 jobs on top of 22 that already exist. The new positions include software developers and data scientists, said the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. ADP already employs 2,900 people at nine facilities in New York State. Its R&D organization develops all of the software that the company provides to clients, and has approximately 3,000 staffers in 30 states. The company has… continue…

In New York, Optimism on Tech Hiring

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What’s New This Quarter Silicon Alley is always hungry for talent, and now it has a way of growing its own. A newly arrived “career accelerator” called  Startup Institute, similar to Manhattan-based General Assembly, is offering classes for people who want to reinvent themselves and find a way into the tech economy. Startup Institute teaches skills such as coding and marketing and gives students the cultural know-how to get along in the startup world. Director Christina Wallace says almost 90 percent… continue…

Scope of Tech Jobs Expands in New York

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What’s New As he prepares to make his exit after 12 years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is launching a final push to establish New York as a center for life sciences study and businesses. Having already sealed the deal on the $2 billion Cornell University Roosevelt Island Technology Campus and Office Complex project, he’s encouraged a group of postdoctoral researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to form the Keystone for Incubating Innovation of Life Sciences-NYC… continue…

Tech Job Numbers Keep Climbing in N.Y.

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Advancing technology and a number of startups have created thousands of tech jobs in New York City in a very short timeframe, according to the Partnership for New York City’s NYC Jobs Blueprint. The average salary is $96,400. That’s not bad, though bear in mind the area’s an expensive place to live. The Partnership worked with consulting company McKinsey to analyze the number of true tech positions in the city, which it defined as jobs requiring advanced skills across all… continue…