October 6, 2011 – NYS Southern Tier Labor Statistics and the latest information about Green Jobs, Christian Harris

Speaker(s):
Christian Harris, labor market analyst for the Division of Research and Statistics at the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)

Frank Surdey, managing labor economist for the NYSDOL

Description:
Harris, a labor market analyst for the Division of Research and Statistics will speak about NYS Southern Tier labor statistics.  The Research Division is recognized as the primary source of labor market information in the state.  Responsible for the analysis of workforce trends in the Southern Tier Region of New York State, Harris will discuss on data and trends affecting the economic climate in the Southern Tier.

Surdey, a managing labor economist for NYSDOL, will discuss the findings of NYSDOL’s $1.1 million grant that was used to quantify and qualify green jobs in NYS, including renewable and energy efficiency jobs, skills and credentials by major industry cluster.  He currently has statewide responsibility for economic development research, business service strategies, and is the department’s lead economist on clean energy workforce issues.

PowerPoint(s):
“NYS Southern Tier Labor Statistics and the latest information about Green Jobs”

“Labor Market Research Results Green Labor Market Intelligence For Central New York/Southern Tier”

Recording:
NYS Southern Tier labor statistics & Labor Market Research Results Green Labor Market Intelligence for Central New York /Southern Tier (Run time: 01:36:45)

Location:
Binghamton University

Present:
Speakers - Frank Surdey (New York State Department of Labor) Christian Harris, (New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics)
Attendees - Anthony Rosemarino  (Lockheed Martin Corp.), Barbara Drago (State University of New York System Administration), Bill McCarthy (Career Development Center), Brad Cole (Corning Community College), Dana LaFever (Corning Community College), Dee Gamble (Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County), Edward Krymowski (NE2W Engineer), Janet Hertzog (Broome County Community College), Joann Kowalski (Corning Community College), John Gutenberger (Cornell University Office of Community Relations), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition), Kevin Drumm (Broome Community College), Lois Kang (CCE Chemung County), Mario Giordano (NE2W Engineering), Mike Fuller (Three Rivers Development), Nancy Latour (Corning Community College), Nancy Paul (Binghamton University), Pat Chappell(Corning Community College), Rebecca Harris (Broome Tioga Workforce), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Tom Wilber (Three Rivers Development Corporation)

Reports/Discussion 

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the ECHO recording is provided below.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Christian Harris, a Labor Market Analyst for the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, presented NYS Southern Tier labor statistics. He provided an overview and analysis of workforce trends affecting the economic climate in the Southern Tier.
  • Frank Surdey, Managing Labor Economist for the New York State Department of Labor, provided a presentation focused on the findings of NYSDOL’s $1.1 million grant to quantify and qualify green jobs in NYS, renewable and energy efficiency jobs, skills and credentials by major industry cluster. A copy of the report is provided: New York State Green Jobs Survey Central New York/Southern Tier Report

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Binghamton University, Room LN 1324C, Binghamton, NY