A New York State Labor Department report out Thursday shows significant job growth in the private sector since March of last year for Rochester. One industry with the largest gains was professional services, specifically technology.
Locally, Harris Corporation credits increased federal spending.
“We have several key programs we have been working on for the Department of Defense and also I think the whole military spending or defense spending environment is continuously improving under the existing budgetary conditions under the government,” says Adam Histed, the vice president of human resources, Harris Corporation.
The other industries with large gains include health services and education; manufacturing experienced losses.