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Ripoff Artist Rips Off Single Mom

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Imagine you’re a single mother of twins and one is severely disabled. Most of us would agree that that single mother has enough challenges in her life. But unfortunately one contractor called Art, from Ye Old World Contracting along with his brother Anthony from Primma Electric, Inc in Islip Terrace, didn’t agree her challenges were great…

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New York incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo looks over a crowd after giving a campaign speech in New York's Times Square, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. He faces Republican challenger Rob Astorino in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Black and Hispanics Serve Port Authority a Class Action Lawsuit

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Agencies fail to meet intent of Civil Rights Act and 14th Amendment Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Empire State Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other state and federal agencies were served with a class action lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New…

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New York City Hall Diverts $28 Million to Out-of-State Firms

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New York City – The not-for-profits, Economic Cornerstone and the Institute for Leadership, uncovered City Hall’s outsourcing of good paying union jobs to other states such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia. The work being exported involves taxpayer dollars spent by city agencies such as the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New…

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The map above displays New York City census tracts in which the minority population is greater than 50 percent of the general population and this population’s proximity to three major PANYNJ projects. Those census tracts containing a minority population greater than 90 percent are represented by the darkest areas. In the census tracts with a minority population in excess of 90 percent the per capita income in 2014 was $16,477.

Class Action Lawsuit Launched Against Port Authority on behalf of minority businesses

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Economic Cornerstone, a small, yet aggressive NYC-based 501.c.4 not-for-profit corporation ensuring minority programs deliver on their promise, recently launched a class-action lawsuit against the NYNJ Port Authority. The suit alleges that the Port Authority did not adhere to the affirmative action requirements that were a precondition to accepting federal funds. The suit claims the Port…

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Solving Chronic Unemployment by Creating Minority Entrepreneurs

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Posted: 02/24/2014 5:02 pm EST Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lia-petridis/solving-chronic-unemploym_b_4843505.html In some disadvantaged U.S. communities, male chronic unemployment has topped 60 percent. This is crippling many black and Hispanic communities, desperate for a lifeline to the American dream. But in today’s economy, with more emphasis placed on technology, these groups often times face greater challenges then ever…

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With the Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Opportunity is Knocking

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Will someone build a door so we can answer it? The danger that unemployment among unskilled workers becomes chronic is here. Now projects around New York City like the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge and the Hempstead Revitalization Project create an opportunity to change things. The Association of General Contractors (AGC) recently released…

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Reverend Lays Foundation for Local Jobs in Hempstead

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Bringing jobs to disadvantaged communities like Hempstead, in Nassau County Long Island, has always been challenging. Finding skilled workers in these communities is not always easy and when you do find them, it is often difficult to convince employers, banks and insurance companies to take a chance on them. In the construction industry, try securing…

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The Obamacare Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining Employees Without Reducing Profits

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Rewarding your best employees with healthcare benefits used to be standard operating procedure, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is challenging this practice. Employers should be concerned about the regulatory and cost burdens associated with the Affordable Care Act, but these concerns must not distract from the most important element of running a…

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INSURANCE COMPANY FOUNDER FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

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On Behalf of Independent Entrepreneurs, Small and Minority Business Enterprises  A pro se class action lawsuit has been filed this week by James Matthew Kernan, founder of Oriska Insurance on behalf of independent entrepreneurs, and small and minority business enterprises. This suit is in response to the attempt by New York State Department of Financial…

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