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Old 11-01-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Was reviewing the department of labor website and found some interesting links for long island and thought I'd share.

Labor Statistics for the Long Island Region - New York State Department of Labor

The above link is to Long Island labor statistics.

Long Island Unemployement rate at 6.9% vs. NYC of 8.7%



here's also a link on the same page above, for Signifigant Industries showing % of overall employeement by Job Description.

http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/S...ong-Island.pdf


Link to employeement prospects to 2018
http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/descriptor.asp
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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We're doomed...



Have a nice day.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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The report seems positive for the future. Manufacturing is going to decline, but there is plenty of increase predicted for professional/scientific jobs, and an increase in specialty skilled trades. Overall prediction of 6.7% employment increase from 2006-2016. With so many seniors retiring, this should be positive since it will attract a large number of younger people to take their place and care for them.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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The report seems positive for the future. Manufacturing is going to decline, but there is plenty of increase predicted for professional/scientific jobs, and an increase in specialty skilled trades. Overall prediction of 6.7% employment increase from 2006-2016. With so many seniors retiring, this should be positive since it will attract a large number of younger people to take their place and care for them.
As the baby boomers retire more and more higher level jobs will be available to the younger generation, how that impacts overall employeement and job opportunities I do not know.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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As the baby boomers retire more and more higher level jobs will be available to the younger generation, how that impacts overall employeement and job opportunities I do not know.
...and companies will hire people on H1B's making half what a US citizen would make to fill them.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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Was reviewing the department of labor website and found some interesting links for long island and thought I'd share.

Labor Statistics for the Long Island Region - New York State Department of Labor

The above link is to Long Island labor statistics.

Long Island Unemployement rate at 6.9% vs. NYC of 8.7%



here's also a link on the same page above, for Signifigant Industries showing % of overall employeement by Job Description.

http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/S...ong-Island.pdf


Link to employeement prospects to 2018
http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/descriptor.asp
Excerpts from the employment prospects on Long Island till 2018, including some of the professions often mentioned here . Some of these are easy/instant training:

Bartenders - Very Favorable
Carpenters – Favorable
Cashiers - Very Favorable
Computer and Information Systems Managers – Favorable
Computer Hardware Engineers - Very Unfavorable
Construction and Building Inspectors - Very Favorable
Construction Laborers - Very Favorable
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors - Very Favorable
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians - Very Unfavorable
Firefighters – Unfavorable
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers - Very Favorable
Loan Officers - Very Unfavorable
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers - Very Favorable
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters - Unfavorable
Real Estate Sales Agents - Very Favorable
Teachers and Instructors - Very Favorable
Telemarketers – Favorable
Tile and Marble Setters - Very Unfavorable
Waiters and Waitresses - Very Favorable
Writers and Authors - Very Favorable

and so on...

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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...and companies will hire people on H1B's making half what a US citizen would make to fill them.
Wow...
US citizens are already struggling on LI, so those on H1B's will have to live on half of that ???? wow... I thought we are overpaying for real estate, looks like we are overpaying the US citizens too for their labor !!

Oh by the way, you know that by the United States law H1B workers are to be paid the same as US citizens right ? So if you are okay with people hiring employees from a neighbor south of the border (for whatever reasons ), then you should be okay with this scenario too.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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I think there are 2 laws for H1B. You have to pay atleast the same prevailing wage for the posting, AND you have to prove that there is a lack of qualified US citizens willing to work at that prevailing wage. It is generally applicable for software, hi-tech, bio-tech, and scientist jobs, mostly hi-paying jobs that need highly skilled immigrants. And there are only 60k something H1Bs a year, a small amount compared to the total labor force in the US.
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Wow...
US citizens are already struggling on LI, so those on H1B's will have to live on half of that ???? wow... I thought we are overpaying for real estate, looks like we are overpaying the US citizens too for their labor !!

Oh by the way, you know that by the United States law H1B workers are to be paid the same as US citizens right ? So if you are okay with people hiring employees from a neighbor south of the border (for whatever reasons ), then you should be okay with this scenario too.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Good link. There is also a wage comparison page there as well:

Compare Occupational Wages - New York State Department of Labor

People can compare LI wages for an occupational group(s) to other metros in the county to get a rough idea if they really would take a 50% pay cut when relocating. Interesting stuff.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Wow...
US citizens are already struggling on LI, so those on H1B's will have to live on half of that ???? wow... I thought we are overpaying for real estate, looks like we are overpaying the US citizens too for their labor !!

Oh by the way, you know that by the United States law H1B workers are to be paid the same as US citizens right ? So if you are okay with people hiring employees from a neighbor south of the border (for whatever reasons ), then you should be okay with this scenario too.
Do you have any idea what you are even talking about?
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