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Staying power

Danbury’s Cartus Corp. was the lone Fairfield County-based company to make this year’s “Training 125” list, published annually by Training Magazine to recognize innovators in the field.

Hiring for the first time?

QUESTION: I need to hire my first employee.

UBS bucks hiring trend among biggest employers

In the past year, UBS AG has added 430 workers in Stamford, an indication of both financial market activity and the company’s confidence in its ability to find good workers here.

Ulster gets new development chief

Ulster County Economic Development Corp.’s new president and chief executive officer comes from the Green Mountains of Vermont.

RCC to hold annual job fair

Rockland Community College is hosting a free job fair April 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Critelli earns $9.4 million at PB

Stamford mail systems company Pitney Bowes Inc. paid its outgoing chief executive officer $9.4 million in compensation last year, including the estimated value of stock options that vest in future years.

Netherlanders stop off at White Plains Hospital

Several students from one of the Netherlands’ first nurse practitioner (NP) programs toured White Plains Hospital Center last week to get a glimpse of how those in the profession function in the U.S. health-care system.

RCC to hold annual job fair

Rockland Community College is hosting a free job fair April 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unions, GE ready for contract talks

General Electric Co.’s labor unions are preparing furiously for contract negotiations next month in New York City, with the potential for disruptions at facilities that employ more than one in 10 of its U.S. work force.

TD Banknorth closes two branches in valley

The lower Hudson Valley was spared the brunt of branch closures by TD Banknorth, with just two of 28 branches located in the region slated to be shuttered.

Foreigners making mark in valley’s labor market

With the deadline for 2008 H-1B visa applications just a week away, U.S. Department of Labor statistics show that 200 organizations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster counties hired a total 900 foreign workers last year under the program.

Annual-meeting season under way in the valley

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., one of the largest employers in the lower Hudson Valley, will battle shareholder activists on eight proposals at this year’s annual meeting, according to its proxy filed last week.

Businesses say foreigners needed meet labor demand

Even as he files applications to recruit a dozen foreigners to work in Irvington for his product-globalization company Acclaro Inc., Michael Kritz is preparing to open offices in France, Germany and Argentina in the expectation that federal rules will prohibit him from bringing the talent here.