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Get started ‘On’ May 30: Cornell building island tech hub, cybersecurity jobs outnumber qualified candidates

Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.

What’s going ‘on’:

Cornell building island tech hub:Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are planning a $2 billion high-tech research complex to be built on Roosevelt Island on the East River, which they hope will help New York City compete with the Silicon Valley for the title of top tech start-up hub in the country.

Consumer confidence drops: Consumer confidence unexpectedly slipped to a four-month low in May and the number of Americans expecting fewer job opportunities in the coming months climbed to the highest level since November, according to the latest index from the The Conference Board released Tuesday.

Cybersecurity jobs outnumber qualified candidates:Combined, the private sector and the government need to hire at least 50,000 cybersecurity experts in the near future, according to a top industry expert. However, there are simply too few digital experts entering the field to meet the growing demand.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

House GOP schedule brimming with jobs measures:House Republicans are slated to hold a series of votes over the next few months on bills meant to combat the president’s health-care law, rising gas prices and stubbornly high unemployment numbers. However, most of the bills have no chance of consideration in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Helpful advice ‘on:

How to prevent fraud in your business (OSB)

How to exploit disruptive industry trends (CSM)

How to solicit blog comments (Small Biz Bee)

How to create a memorable start-up logo (Inc.)

J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he runs the On Small Business blog.


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