Ron Woodward said this week that a company is deep into negotiations to buy the Phillips St. plant and bring back a food processing operation.
In response to Ryan Mordanâ€™s article, â€œAudience Skeptical of Proposed Bion Ethanol-From-Cattle Projectâ€ (Wednesday, July 14, 2010), we would like to highlight some benefits to the Bion project that have been overlooked.
Unemployment rose in Oswego County in June, and the jobless rate remains among the state’s highest. Even so, there is some hopeful news in the numbers.
“We’ve started to see some over-the-year job growth,” said Karen Knapic-Scalzo of the state Labor Department’s Syracuse office.
Bion Environmental Technologies is trying to win the support of the Oswego County community to build a beef cattle and ethanol production mega project in Schroeppel. Bion has its work cut out for itself, if the audience that heard its pitch is any indication.
SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations will host a public issues forum July 14 for the greater Oswego community about the Bion Environmental Technologies Inc. proposed integrated beef cattle processing, ethanol and renewable energy project. Reservations to attend the forum are requested by July 9.
Unemployment in Oswego County took a big step back from the cliff in April.Â The jobless rate dropped from 10.7% in March to 9.1% in April.Â A state analyst said the improvement is good news but doesn’t mean the state has recovered from its recession.
For more than a decade now, the stateâ€™s Power for Jobs program and other similar programs have helped to preserve hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide by providing low-cost power to businesses and not-for-profit employers.
The legislation also prevents a 21 percent cut to doctors who treat Medicare patients and extends COBRA subsidies that the unemployed rely on for health care.
Unemployment pulled back in March in Oswego County from near-historic highs, but not because more people found jobs.
Data from the state Labor Department shows the unemployment rate in Oswego County in March was 10.8%.Â That’s down from 11.5% in February but is a few tenths of a point higher than the jobless rate of a year ago.
State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in announcing an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work that builds on an ongoing effort to create jobs and make New York more business friendly.