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Friday, October 23, 2015
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Page12A Friday,October23,2015 DemocratandChronicle. com free service, according to a statement r eleased by Cuomo’s office last week. But it wouldn’t take a job seeker long to figure out that a number of postings l ead to expired listingsor link out to individual company job pages that no longer exist. “ It is very disheartening,” said Hannah Morgan, a local job search expert behind E arlier this week on the site, there was a posting for an adjunct instructor in the University of Rochester’s writing, s peaking and professor program, although applications were listed as being due on Sept. 15, more than a month ago. Apart-time customer service job at Wegman’s Olde World Cheese shop dated Sept. 18 on the site linked out to a blank page for the Gates-basedgrocer. Akey holder job listed on the site was for the Webster branch of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, expected to close at the Towne Center plaza early next year. Some postings date back to last year, including a food inspector job with the U .S. Department of Agriculture. “If you click through and that job has expired, then there is definitely a problem with that aggregator entity,” Morgan said. “It reflects badly on the source of the posting, so whatever entity is pulling them needs to rethink what their algorithm is because that’s the problem.” Some of the postings have been updat- ed after concerns on their validity were brought to the state Department of Labor by the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group. The Jobs Express site attracts more than 66,000 visitors a month and, similar to other online job boards, pulls in open- i ngs from employers’ websites, according to Cullen Burnell, a spokesman with the state Department of Labor. H e said that some jobs showing older posting dates, like the food inspector job, are still available on the USDA’s site and h ave been updated. “Occasional errors, such as the posting from Wegmans, are quickly correct- e d,” he wrote in an email. “Most businesses don’t post jobs with a hard ‘apply- by’ deadline. Businesses often use list- i ngs without closing dates to continue collecting résumés until they have found their ideal candidate, or to service ongoing recruitment needs.” Aprincipal scientist jobin Rochester with Valeant Pharmaceuticalswas posted on Sept. 9, and does not have a filing deadline. Many other jobs appear similarly on the state’s site and various company pages. Many others were simply outdated. Asummer internship with Xerox Corp. in Webster appeared on the site t his week. A project manager job with UR also was recently listed despite a deadline date of Oct. 13. A web link to a PR external rep job with MVP Health Care linked out to a blank page.The postings for Xerox and UR also appeared on those organizations’ own online job boards. Monster, Indeed, CareerBuilder and some other job boards allow job seekers to search by location, date, job type and other factors. Indeed works by pulling in postings from other listings online, similar to the state’s site, Morgan said. “It has become much more difficult for job seekers because they have to do t his kind of smart search as opposed to relying on the job board,” she said. “Even the best aggregators and collectors of j ob postings are not going to be able to get all of them.” Companies have few hard and fast r ules when it comes to job postings, she said. Some list deadlines for applications, others pull a posting down when t he job is filled, and still others keep a posting up indefinitely, perhaps to simply collect résumés. “ Smart companies, the companies that really care about recruiting, probably won’t be doing that because they realize that the job seeker can smell this has been up since 2014, and ask, ‘What does that mean?’ “ Morgan said. “It all comes back down to human error, or human lack of intervention, which is understandable given the numerous things these recruiters and HR people are responsible for.” Some high-turnover entry-level jobs may be posted for months if a company w ants an endless of supply of résumés, even if that means alienating candidates who feel ignored or may never receive a call, she said. David Call is a senior vice president of Rochester-based executive search firm Cochrane, Cochrane & Yale,which matches workers and companies in such industries as engineering, operations, management, sales, marketing and more. “The jobs boards are a great tool, but it is not something we utilize a great deal,” he said. “We will post something on our website and it often gets picked up by Indeed and some of the other opera- t ions that kind of do that: skim along, pick up the job and then report them.” Most jobs are filled within 90 days, C all said. Some may take longer, but most of the candidates apply within the first 10 days of a job being posted online. “ I admire the state for what they are doing because at this point, everybody starts their job search on the Internet,” h e said. “There is a kind of a balancing act in how long you keep a job posted. We sort of take the path of when the job is f illed, we take it down. We don’t want to mislead anybody.” And when a company allows candidates to apply online, the résumé needs to be highly refined just to get a “foot at least halfway through the door,” Call said. “You better have a very sharp tool and that’s a résuméthat’s built around keywords.” And job seekers serious about their online search should always click from third-party job sites to company pages to submit applications and find other inform ation. “The words of wisdom to any job seeker, anyone on those job sites, is always to apply directly on the company’s site,” she said. “Whenever somebody finds a job they want, click through to the actual job posting on the company website.” T Jobs Continued from Page 1A tion to between $130 million and $150 mill ion. Quotable: “We’ve overshot in the p ast,” Clarke said when asked to explain what happened with micro 3D printing relative to last quarter. “This is one that n eeds time, and I think the reset is appro- p riate. ... We want to be a little more conservative on this than we have in the p ast.” Outlook: The company is on track w ith projections and the fourth quarter is traditionally its strongest seasonal quarter. Kodak expects to generate cash i n the fourth quarter of 2015 and in 2016, s aid Kodak CFO John McMullen. Officials project full-year revenue of $1.8 bill ion to $2 billion. Earnings are on pace to best last year by 50 percent to 80 per- c ent, company officials said. The company reported a net loss of $.53 per share. Kodak stock closed at $ 16.87, up 2.93 percent or $.48. B Kodak Continued from Page 9A NEW YORK - Activists and family members of those killed by police recited names and talked about their loved ones at a rally Thursday in Times S quare, the start of three days of pro- t ests and marches speaking out against violence at the hands of law enforcement. “We need to put an end to police brutality and police murder,” said Nicholas H eyward Sr., whose 13-year-old son, N icholas Heyward Jr., was killed by a police officer in 1994 while the boy was playing with a toy gun at a Brooklyn housing project. He told the small crowd, “We are talk- i ng about innocent lives that are being t aken constantly and they never, never are being held accountable for the crimes they are committing.” While Thursday’s protest and other events been in the works for some time, t hey’re coinciding with a tragic event — the killing of a New York Police Department officer, Randolph Holder, in the line of duty on Tuesday night. Holder, a decorated five-year veteran of the department, was shot in the head after a c hase. A 30-year-old man with a history of arrests has been charged with murder. Playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who spoke at the rally, told The Associated Press afterward that the officer’s death was terrible. But “that murder does not discount the hundreds of deaths t hat we are seeing and continuing to see and the lack of any indictments and the lack of any justice and that’s why I’m here today,” she said. Those who spoke at the rally included family members of people killed in inter- a ctions with police all over the country, both recent deaths like that of Akai Gurley in November 2014 and others going back years, like Heyward Jr’s. The RiseUpOctober events were the brain- c hild of activist Carl Dix and academic Cornel West, and are scheduled to culminate on Saturday with a march in Manhattan. Recent deaths at police hands have spurred protests nationwide over police use of force. “ We are talking about something that is widespread and intense when we talk about losing their lives at the hands of law enforcement,” Dix said Thursday. BEBETO MATTHEWSAP LaToya Howell is hidden by a poster showing a picture of her son Justus Howell, a victim of a police shooting, while holding his little sister True S tevens during a public reading Thursday of the names of people who have died at the hands of police nationwide. PROTESTS AGAINST KILLINGS BY POLICE Victims’ families, activists decry deaths DEEPTI HAJELA ASSOCIATED PRESS BEBETO MATTHEWSAP Ishtyme Robinson cries as she talks about her two children Ahjah Dixon and Jasun Dixon, during the public reading of names. BEBETO MATTHEWSAP Kimberly Griffin, left, holds hands with film director Quentin Tarantino after she recalled memories of her son Kimoni Davis. ALBANY - New York’s top court ruled Thursday that a mentally ill patient who is sent involuntarily to a psychiatric hospital has a right to challenge detention once the court order for treatment expires. The Court of Appeals, split 5-1, said New York’s mental health statute doesn’t preclude patients who believe they have sufficiently recovered from filing a petition against unlawful imprisonment. Diminishing that right is “impermissible” for patients chal- l enging the legal and procedural way they were committed, the court ruled. “It is beyond dispute that ‘the state has authority under its police power to protect the community from the dangerous tendencies of some who are mentally ill,’” Judge Leslie Stein wrote. “Nevertheless, it has long been recognized that involuntary civil con- f inement involves ‘a massive curtailment of liberty.’” C hief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Judges Eugene Pigott Jr., Jenny Rivera and Eugene Fahey agreed. The case concerns a man identified i n court papers only as Stephen S., detained in Holliswood Hospital in Queens for weeks after his court-ordered three-month psychiatric treatment for paranoid delusions had exp ired in 2012. M ental Hygiene Legal Service petitioned for his release, arguing his constitutional rights to due process were being violated. Stephen was released in 2013, and t he hospital closed in 2014. J udge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, in a dissent, said the majority believes that a mentally ill patient deemed dangerous to himself and others should be automatically released s olely because a hospital failed to file a timely application to continue involuntary treatment. “This does not advance the treatment and care of the mentally ill patient or protect society from one who poses a danger to oth- e rs,” she wrote. Abdus-Salaam noted that during his initial treatment and an initial, authorized extension, a period of six months altogether, Richard S. struck and threatened staff and other pat ients numerous times, stabbed a staff member in the neck with a pen, assaulted his mother and choked his psychiatrist. Mental p atient rights ruling Top court supports challenges to hospital detention MICHAEL VIRTANEN ASSOCIATED PRESS

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