Thursday, May 9, 2024

Discussion time: Jobs

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We’re in the initial planning stages for a multi-part series on jobs/employment that will run online and in print in Adirondack Explorer magazine. We’d like to hear from you on a few things: How far/how many miles do you drive for work each day in the Adirondack region? What types of jobs would you like to see more of closer to you, or in the Adirondacks in general?

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

One Response

  1. HamlinHaven says:

    I drive from Wilmington to Plattsburgh so about 75 miles round trip. Been doing it for three years after working seasonal or restaurant jobs in the Lake Placid area. Worth the drive… High hourly wage ($25+), yearly raises, zero premium heath insurance, pension, career job. The great Lake Placid employers cry they have no employees, well hiring at $15-18 with ZERO benefits is not a livable wage or incentives people to work for you.

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