Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of April 25, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"The three [New England] states have been working together, working off a game plan, and we're ready to go."

Timothy Brennan, Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, on the plans for high speed rail service between Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Massachusetts has received $70 million in stimulus money to improve the track from Springfield to the Vermont line.


photo: Marianne Sneizek FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"I don't think I would have gotten the job without the career center's help."
Marianne Sneizek, on the stimulus-funded training and support she received at BerkshireWorks after she was laid off over a year ago. She recently received a job offer.







YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

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Recovery Act Puts Thousands to Work in Massachusetts

photo: Workers
Jeffrey Simon, Director of the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office, announced that in the first three months of 2010, state agency awards from Recovery Act have funded 6,400 full time equivalent (FTE) positions, a more than 30% increase over last quarter. These positions represent 16,137 individuals at work in Massachusetts thanks to the Recovery Act. Read more.


Housing authorities get stim-funded energy upgrades

photo: Building
Seven local housing authorities throughout the state were awarded $4.49 million in weatherization recovery funds to replace old, inefficient heating systems with new state-of-the-art units. When completed, these fuel efficiency upgrades will mean lower energy costs and an improved living environment for tenants of developments in the Everett, Millbury, Nahant, Northampton, Natick, Peabody, and West Springfield housing authorities as well as a senior development in Westborough. Read more.






Stimulus Stories: Stimulus up close: MassRRO director Jeffrey Simon onsite in Western Mass

photo: Jeffrey Simon at Route 7/8 Connector Road
Jeffrey Simon, director of the Massachusetts Recovery & Reinvestment Office, continued his "stimulus tour" of Berkshire County with a variety of onsite visits to stimulus funded projects in the western part of the Commonwealth. Read more and see what The Berkshire Eagle and National Public Radio had to say on the visit.




WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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