Our economy is bouncing back with a flair! The Central New York job market is brighter than it has been in a number of years. The four county region of Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego and Madison counties out-gained the nation’s job growth rate last year, 2.4 percent to 2.2. It is positive news that 8,200 new jobs have been created and the pulse of the region beats strongly. RFA Dismal Sciences, a West Chester, PA economic consulting firm, called the job growth figure for Syracuse "astounding." According to the New York State Department of Labor, the May 2000 unemployment rate for the Syracuse MSA was 3.8 percent and 354,000 people were employed.

Syracuse is proud of its world-class quality workforce. Currently there are countless jobs in all employment sectors waiting to be filled. If you are a job seeker or an employer looking to fill open positions, you may want to check out some of the following sites: New York State Department of Labor www.labor.state.ny.us, Syracuse Newspapers Classifieds www.syracuse.com/careers/, New York State Job Bank www.ajb.org/ny/seeker, Central New York Employment Guide www.cnyeg.com, The daVinci Project (for technical positions) www.davincitimes.org, and www.CNYworks.com

Additional employment links include Workforce Development in New York State www.wdsny.org, and Central New York Employment Statistics www.wdsny.org/cnyes.

Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
572 South Salina St.  Syracuse, NY 13202-3320
Phone:(315) 470-1800   Fax:(315) 471-8545