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Rochester Has New Big Employers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kodak, Bausch and Lomb, and Xerox were without question Rochester's biggest employers for decades. "We're moving from more manufacturing based employment to a more service based employment," Rochester Business Alliance CEO Sandy Parker explained. Even if you look at companies that still employ significant numbers here, like Xerox, they themselves are moving away from manufacturing and more towards being service providers.

Dr. Lisa DeLouise found a new career at the University of Rochester Medical Center after working at Xerox for 16 years. We thought we were pulled together to have a meeting to hear about investors in our technology, explained DeLouise. And when we were told we were all being laid off, it was a bit of a shock. DeLouise is now an associate professor of dermatology and biomedical engineering.