Department of Labor

Business owners get help after Sandy
Business owners get help after Sandy
Business Terence M. Cullen 11/19/2012 at 1:49PM

With some of their shops damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and unsure where to go for help, business owners were finally able to find out what options are available to them. Several agencies set up camp at Resorts World New York City on Friday, November 16 to help owners of south Queens get the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/08/2012 at 7:08AM

Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stop-And-Frisk Members of the transgender community gathered in Queens Thursday to raise awareness of the abuse they can suffer during stop-and-frisks. Make the Road NY officials say the 115th Precinct, which polices Jackson Heights with the 110th Precinct, has the third-highest rate of stops in the city. Read more: [NY1] [...]

Hundreds camp out for 50 union jobs
News Michael Pantelidis 5/02/2012 at 5:00PM

People walking along 32nd Avenue in Woodside last week may have thought they stumbled upon an Occupy Wall Street demonstration, or that the “Dark Knight Rises” had been released months in advance. Instead, roughly 600 people were camped out – many of them for a week – in the hopes of receiving an application to [...]

Tax credit to create jobs for youth
Business Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 9:40AM

Businesses now have a $25 million incentive to hire and train at-risk or disadvantaged youth, thanks to the new youth tax credit signed into law by the governor and legislature early this December. “In our current economic climate, it is very important that our young people have opportunities to gain valuable work experience to prepare [...]