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Hudson Valley Region, May 2017

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

May 2017

New York State Department of Labor
Division of Research and Statistics
120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
914-997-8798

This briefing provides information on firm-specific hiring and layoff announcements in the Hudson Valley. The information in this report is derived from press releases, newspapers, business journals, newsletters and other public sources. It does not include all expansions and contractions in the region – only those for which public information has been obtained. An attempt is made to present only current information – events that have recently occurred or will occur in the near future.

BUSINESS EXPANSIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
Black Dirt Bourbon Barn
, a subsidiary of Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery recently opened the first standalone bar at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. The bar serves cocktails, beer, cider, and wine. In addition, it also serves snacks such as charcuterie, cheeses and hummus. No job numbers were announced.

Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, the outdoor shopping mall in Central Valley recently completed a three-year, multimillion-dollar redevelopment and expansion project at the property. The redevelopment of the shopping center includes a 60,000 sq. ft. addition. The outlet added 40 new luxury brands, including Givenchy, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone and Sandro and Maje, and more than 14 eateries, including Shake Shack, Yo! Sushi, Le Pain Quotidien, Magnolia Bakery and Pret A Manger.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Catskill Regional Medical Group
recently opened a new urgent care and primary care office in Monticello. A staff of 25 has been hired for both the urgent and primary care facilities.

Sullivan County Government, has an estimated 50 job vacancies. The jobs are already funded and the county would like to fill them. The county website lists several of the openings including administrator for the adult care center, assistant commissioner of planning and community development, district attorney investigator, electrician and account clerk. Some positions are subject to a civil service examination.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Construction recently began on Colony Grill, Port Chester’s newest waterfront restaurant. The 5,550 sq. ft. eatery is scheduled to open in late 2017. No job numbers were announced.

Ginsburg Development Cos., recently unveiled its new luxury rental apartment complex in Westchester. The $100 million facility, dubbed “River Tides at Greystone” features 330-unit luxury rental building at 1130 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers. The building is expected to open for occupancy in June 2017.

Pyramid Hotel Group, a Boston-based hotel management company recently opened a new Courtyard Yonkers by Marriott hotel on Executive Boulevard. The 154-room hotel is targeted to the thriving business community. The hotel is also home to the Bistro, an eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with Starbucks drinks, beer, wine and cocktails. No job numbers were announced.

Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle Corp. has recently begun construction on a $168 million, 385-unit senior living facility in Briarcliff Manor. Dubbed “The Club at Briarcliff Manor” – the facility is to include 325 independent living rental units for seniors, 37 villas and 60 units in a supported living center. The facility is expected to open to residents in the summer of 2019. No job numbers were announced.

Shrub Oak International School for autistic adults 14 to 22, will invest more than $40 million in purchasing, renovating and upgrading a vacant facility on Stoney Street in Shrub Oaks and replace it with a for-profit, high-performance boarding school that will provide tax revenue and an estimated 584 new jobs. The project, on 127-acres, will feature a main building with 270,000 sq. ft. of space and six outbuildings of 20,000 sq. ft. combined, dormitory rooms, classrooms, an auditorium, a gym, and a dining room.

Southern Graphic Systems, a Kentucky-based company that provides design-to-print graphic services for clients such as consumer product brands, retailers, and pharmaceutical companies plans to move into an office complex on Westchester Avenue, creating possible job opportunities for graphic professionals and recent graduates. SGS is experiencing some growth in the Northeast area, making it necessary to add staff to better service its clients. The company plans to consolidate two offices, involving 55 to 60 employees in Mahwah, New Jersey and Norwalk, Connecticut into the larger complex in White Plains.

Tokyo-based Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. has signed a 13-year lease for 101,000 sq. ft. of office space at the Gateway Building in downtown White Plains. The bank which is headquartered in Japan and has North American operations in NYC has been in the market looking for ideal office space in White Plains for quite some time. It was also considering Jersey City as a possible destination. The Sumitomo deal does not involve an entire corporate relocation, but more to do with a shifting of the bank’s NYC workforce. The bank expects to employ about 340 full-time employees at its new office in White Plains, consisting of 231 transferred workers and 109 new hires. An additional 75 temporary construction jobs will also be created. The Westchester County IDA has granted the company preliminary approval for a $1.9 million sales tax exemption towards renovations at the Gateway complex. The entire project is expected to cost $38.5 million, including approximately $18.5 million in construction costs over the course of the 16-month project.

The WESTMED Medical Group, recently opened its new Westchester medical office at the Boyce Thompson Center in Yonkers. The new location offers patients state-of-the-art medical care, including on-site diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and perinatology. No job numbers were announced.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
GlobalFoundries
laid off dozens of workers at its chip-making plant in the Town of East Fishkill. A spokesperson for the company admitted that a few dozen employees were among the involuntary cuts that hit both the East Fishkill plant and another manufacturing plant in Essex Junction, Vermont. The layoffs included operators and technicians on the East Fishkill production floor.

Sodexo, Inc. filed a WARN notice with the NYS Dept. of Labor on May 9, 2017 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company recently lost its contract to provide dining services to Dutchess Community College. In all, about 34 employees will be laid off, beginning with non-management employees on or about June 30, 2017 and management personnel on July 28, 2017.

Orange County
DAL Global Services (DGS)
, an aviation services provider, filed a WARN notice with the NYS Dept. of Labor on May 5, 2017 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company recently lost its contract with SkyWest Airlines, Inc. DGS will lay off 28 employees at Stewart International Airport on August 10, 2017.

Gasho Hibachi Steakhouse, a restaurant where high-energy chefs put on a show as they cooked various table-side meals closed its doors, leaving its employees out of work. The restaurant which had been a mainstay in the community for 46 years employed about 40 people and had seating for about 110 patrons.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Nothing to report.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Nothing to report.

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