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Columnist - Ed Lynch
Ed Lynch
Edward Lynch is a writer for the Long Island Yellow Pages Jobs & Careers section. If you have a press release that you'd like to share please send it to edwardl@longislandyellowpages.com

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More Women Primary Breadwinners, New Survey Says
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - In a record 40 percent of households with children, working mothers are the primary breadwinners. This is a big change over the 11 percent that it was at in 1960. These findings were released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Even though single mothers head most of these households, many ... by Ed
Fisher-Price Announces Elimination and Moving of Jobs
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Fisher-Price announced on Wednesday that it is eliminating or moving around 100 jobs. This is part of the restructuring and reorganizing that is being done by parent company, Mattel, Inc. While most of the jobs are being relocated, some have been removed entirely, leaving an unspecified number of ... by Ed
Legislator Working to Help College Students Find Work on Long Island
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Even nurses are finding it difficult to find a job after graduation and Legislator Sarah Anker met with students from the Molloy College of Nursing to discuss this. A meeting was held to help open discussion about the different career opportunities that are available to newly graduated nurses. In ... by Ed
Recent Survey Shows that Hiring May Be Down for March
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - Unfortunately, a recently released survey shows that companies in the United States added the smallest number of jobs in seven months. This may indicated that the higher taxes and spending cuts levied by the government might be weighing heavily on the economy. ADP, a payroll processor, said ... by Ed
Rich Getting Richer, Poor Getting Poorer
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - The first two years of economic recovery has only made the richest Americans richer, says the Associated Press . While the upper 7 percent of households saw their wealth totals go up, the other 93 percent of the households saw their net worth decline. A report from the Pew Research Center ... by Ed
Unemployment Claims Sees Decrease Last Week
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - According to the Associated Press , the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits saw a big decrease last week. The number of Americans that sought the benefits fell nearly 42,000 last week, which means that there may be a spike in hiring as well. A spike in hiring is a good sign ... by Ed
Employers Hiring at a Cautious Pace
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - February saw the most job openings in almost five years, but employers are hiring at a much slower pace. This information suggests that companies are being very cautious about the economy. Job openings rose 8.7 percent in February from January. This raised the total to a seasonally adjusted ... by Ed
Visa Application Surge Sign of Healing Economy?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Applications for high-skilled immigration visas are expected to outplace the available supply in just days according to The Homeland Security Department. This has been one of the fastest runs on the very popular work permits in years and is seen as a sign of economic recovery and new hiring by ... by Ed
Visa Application Surge Sign of Healing Economy?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Applications for high-skilled immigration visas are expected to outplace the available supply in just days according to The Homeland Security Department. This has been one of the fastest runs on the very popular work permits in years and is seen as a sign of economic recovery and new hiring by ... by Ed
Low Wage Workers Across Country Are Not Hopeful About Future
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - There are many people today who are not all that pleased with the way that their economic future looks. Many people who have been u nemployed for an extended period of time are not only frustrated with it, but only have low paying jobs to look forward to. And, even if they do find a job for now, ... by Ed
Long Island Added More Than 29000 Private Sector Jobs in 2012
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - There are many different numbers being released about jobs, unemployment , and economic stagnation, it is hard to believe that is true and what isn't. There are have been plenty of jobs that have been lost on Long Island in the past several months. Some of this is due to the damages by ... by Ed
Minimum Wage Raise; Loss of Jobs
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - A day after the news that Northrop Grumman is going to be moving more than 800 jobs off of Long Island , comes the news that minimum wage is going to rise to $9 an hour. This news comes as the state Assembly voted Tuesday to increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour with automatic increases tied to ... by Ed
Northrop Grumman to Move 850 Jobs Away From Long Island
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - Just when we think that things were going to pick up in the job market here on Long Island comes some tough news. Northrop Grumman Corp . said Monday that it will move 850 jobs off Long Island by next year, leaving just 550 workers out of a workforce that exceeded 25,000 in the 1980s. The jobs ... by Ed
Long Island Unemployed Frustrated With Being Unemployed
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - There are many things in life that are frustrating. But, when it comes to being unemployed, for an extended period of time, with a family relying on you, there are few things more disheartening and frustrating. Talking with people around Long Island who are unemployed , one thing continues to be ... by Ed
JP Morgan to Cut 4000 Jobs
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - Just when you thought that things are going to look good for the economy, comes news that begins to make you think that it will never get any better. It is bad enough that many people in New York, and Long Island, have to try and rebuild their lives, homes, and businesses after a devastating storm ... by Ed
Long Island Cares Opening new office in Lindenhurst
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - One of the greatest feelings is to be a part of something that is not only giving back to the community, but continues to do so even under adverse conditions. With the way that the economic picture is, especially for non-profit organizations, you would tend to believe that there would be less help ... by Ed
New Canon Headquarters to Bring New Jobs to Melville
Friday, February 22, 2013 - Some good news for those who are looking at a long job hunt. It may have just gotten a little bit better. Hundreds of Canon employees are beginning to set up shop in their new U.S. headquarters in Melville . The company, popular for its camera and photocopier products, is moving its ... by Ed
Peconic Landing Announces $45 Million Expansion; Adds Jobs Better Benefits to Members
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - While there are many businesses on Long Island struggling to keep their employees employed, there are those other places that are trying very hard to move forward. Peconic Landing has announced the largest expansion of its facilities, amenities and therapies in its 10-year history. The ... by Ed
After Another Major Storm Commuters Finding Driving Difficult
Monday, February 11, 2013 -  If you were one of the ones that decided to stay home because of the storm, you were one of the lucky ones. Sure, we must get to our jobs, but with a storm that drops over 30 inches of snow across Long Island , there is plenty of reason to stay home and stay safe. The treacherous road ... by Ed
Construction Jobs on Long Island Given Boost Due to Hurricane Sandy
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - For most of 2012 Long Island's construction industry was in a decline. It was hard for anyone who was involved in this industry, which employs hundreds of thousands on Long Island alone, it was tough getting a steady paying job. However, due to the damage, and the ongoing clean up and repair of ... by Ed
Cozy Up at the Inn at Fox Hollow and Rare650 for a Valentine's Day Getaway
Monday, February 4, 2013 - Valentine's Day is just around the corner, there are plenty of people looking to make a very special night for them and their loved one. For the most part a special night consists of dinner, chocolates, flowers, and perhaps a romantic getaway. If you had been planning on something like that, the ... by Ed
Recovery From Hurricane Sandy May Be Longer for Long Island Job Seekers
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Out of all of the people who suffer the effects of the Superstorm known as Sandy that ravaged the east coast of the United States, there is one group who continues to struggle; job seekers. Long Island's unemployment rate rose to 7.1 percent in December from 6.8 percent a year ago, as the ... by Ed
Will Tourism Jobs Be Available This Year on Long Island?
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - One of the biggest economic boosters to Long Island is the tourist industry that begins on Memorial Day and continues on until Labor Day. The many state parks and beaches that dot the island are full all season long. However, this season may be a little different as far as the tourism goes. The ... by Ed
Long Island Golf Course Closes Due to Damage from Superstorm Sandy
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - The damaging effects of Superstorm Sandy is still being felt throughout Long Island and many other East Coast communities. Through the thousands of lives that have been forever changed to the actual landscape of the coastline, the rebuilding continues to have some casualties. This is also being ... by Ed
Senator Lee M. Zedlin Releases Statement on Cuomo's State of State Address
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - In a year that saw some great accomplishments be ravaged by a powerful storm, many things could be said about the state of the state of New York. This is especially true for the state of Long Island as people continue to rebuild their lives and try to get back to a state of normalcy. However, ... by Ed
What Are the Best Sectors to Find Work on Long Island
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - Since the beginning of the year, just a few days ago, many people have stepped up their efforts to finding that elusive job in 2013. Of course, they are also competing with several other "resolutionists" as they too vie for a job. Jobs are scarce all over the country, not just in Long Island . ... by Ed
Three Strategies to Find Work in 2013
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - The year that we knew as 2012 is coming to a close. Tomorrow many will be forgetting about the worries of the year and lose themselves in end of the year celebrating and subsequent recovery. But, time does not stop for no man. The next day will dawn as well as the troubles of the previous. For ... by Ed
State Senate Majority Leader Skelos Releases Statement Concerning Jobs Report in New York
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Right before the Christmas holiday, as people are wondering where they will find the money needed for the extra gifts under the tree, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos releases a statement about the recent jobs report . And it sounds like New York, and Long Island, are going in the right ... by Ed
Cleaning Up Waste From Hurricane Sandy Big Business on Long Island
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - If one can put a silver lining to the hurricane that was called Sandy, then it has to be within the waste and clean up department. The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to the shores of Long Island is simply unprecedented. And with all of that devastation is a lot of clean up that is ... by Ed
Long Island Job Market Still Struggling After Sandy
Friday, December 21, 2012 - The Superstorm named Sandy, that struck Long Island back in October, is still wreacking havoc upon the communities that dot the island. For the first time in 2 1/2 years, the numbers for the job market within Long Island has dropped. The damage from the storm, coupled with the current rise in ... by Ed
Jobs Express Hires 60,000 With Over 75,000 Jobs Available
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - As the Department of Labor releases the jobs reports many people let out a sigh of relief. More jobs were added, but the other side of that was there was a shrinkage in the labor force as a whole. Here in Long Island, especially after Sandy, many people are looking for work - many in different ... by Ed
Sierra Club Hosts Energy Forum on Long Island
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - If there is anything that can come out of Hurricane Sandy is the need for renewable energy. In an effort to move along the conversation, the Sierra Club hosted a forum at the  Unitarian Universalist Church at Shelter Rock in Manhasset . The main topic discussed was the move forward to ... by Ed
Nassau County to Offer Temporary Jobs to Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Friday, December 7, 2012 - Jobs. Sandy. The two news items that are big for people living on Long Island are those two items. It seems the Super Storm of the century has had more than a devastating impact on the area. Sandy has also given a sort of resurgence in the job market. The news has hit with a resounding POW ... by Ed
Gold Coast Bank Offering Rebuilding Loans for Businesses
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Many small businesses have been devasted along Long Island. Some of these businesses are going to either have to close for good, or have to relocate off the Island. This would not only be bad for the business owners, but also tragic for the economy throughout our close knit communities. ... by Ed
NYSERDA Wins Awards Creates Jobs
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - To show appreciation for the hard work in research and development of new power alternatives, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has been awarded two 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards for programs promoting wind power and a ... by Ed
Special Event for Companies Striving to Help Those With Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Several Long Island business owners are being honored through their approach to helping bring awareness to developmental disabilities, as well as their wilingness to have an inclusive workforce. This celebration will be held on October 17th at the Huxley Theater at the New York State Museum in ... by Ed
Thousands of Jobs Could Be Lost With MediCare Cuts
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - In an economy that just continues to take the big hits, more news was released that was very somber for the people of New York State. A new report has been released that has some startling details about what could be a reality within a few years. This report states the possibility that up to ... by Ed
Website Jobs Express Has Helped Thousands of Long Islanders Find Work Declares Hannon
Friday, September 21, 2012 - If the reports are to be believed, the Jobs Express website has been a great way for thousands of people around Long Island to locate work and get back to work. As the nation continues to try and recover from the economic depression, the Jobs Express website has been a bright light in darkened ... by Ed
'Boots to Suits' to Help Vets Get Jobs
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - There is no doubt that we owe our courageous military personnal an incredible debt. They sacrifice their lives, and sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice, in making sure that our liberties and freedoms are protected while also helping other countries develop these ideals. When they come home ... by Ed
Broadridge Financial to Stay on Long Island With Renewed Lease
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - Two different leases for two production plants which are owned by Broadridge Financial Services have been renewed by the company. This means that the workforce of 1,500 employees are going to be happy with their continued employment without having to worry about the unemployment office. The ... by Ed
New Job with the IDA Garners Big Paycheck for Art Teacher
Monday, August 27, 2012 - The Independent Development Agency in Suffolk County recently hired a local art teacher for a $77,000 a year job. This marketing position was created in order to hire someone that could bring in some new perspectives in luring local companies away. The teacher just happened to be the ... by Ed
People are Passionate about the Mall at Oyster Bay Project
Monday, July 30, 2012 - It seems as if people all over Long Island are looking for new jobs. Each time there is hope of a project which will bring new jobs, people get excited. This is why there has been so much controversy surrounding the building of the Mall at Oyster Bay. This has been the costly project which will ... by Ed
Job Fair Held for New Bloomingdale’s Outlet
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - The Gallery at Westbury will be the new Long Island home for Bloomingdale’s Outlet. The new store offers the community a variety of positions available. As a result, they are holding a job fair to fill about 35 positions, including sales and managerial positions. The job fair is ... by Ed
Slow Job Market Remains on Long Island
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - It appears that the job market will not be getting any better anytime soon on Long Island . The expected growth from the Labor Department has not been seen by many of those still looking to find a job. The expected growth rate has not been met which means that the unemployment rate on Long ... by Ed
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