Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of August 22, 2010


Quote of the Week:

"We were on this path no matter what, whether we won this award or not. Because we didn't come up with these ideas in order to compete for a federal award. We came up with these ideas for the children. We owe it to them. And we owe it to our common future."

Governor Deval Patrick, on Massachusetts securing $250 million for education reforms in the stimulus-funded Race to the Top grant competition.


photo: Rebecca Moniz FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"In the past, it was mainly unskilled people coming in, but this recession is so bad that we are having to help many people with a lot of experience and now we are able to offer them programs to get certification, to learn other skills."

Maria Grace, manager of the Greater New Bedford Career Center, on the stimulus-funded training programs she was able to provide to her clients to help them get jobs.


YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: PACE: Greater New Bedford's Response to Poverty Read more.


MA secures $250 million in stimulus-funded Race to the Top grant

photo: Governor Deval Patrick
Massachusetts is one of 10 award recipients in the stimulus-funded Race to the Top competition and will receive $250 million over the next four years to implement reforms in public education. The Commonwealth's application received the highest score among the winners. Read more.




Stimulus funds new public housing heating systems

photo: Heating System
Stimulus funds of $1.7 million will be used to replace old, inefficient heating systems in buildings operated by 13 public housing authorities throughout the Commonwealth. These upgrades will create jobs, deliver clean, efficient warmth and lower heating costs for tenants of family public housing developments. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: The business of getting jobs: A career center gets help from stimulus

photo: The Greater New Bedford Career Center
In recessionary times, it is the career centers that many people turn to for help. That is why The Greater New Bedford Career Center was thrilled to get stimulus funds to not only ensure that it could service as many people as possible but that it could also create new programs to help its clients with its ultimate goal: to get a job. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Opportunities for Individuals:

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Executive Administrative Assistant - The Sandri Companies

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Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts

FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Building Project - Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

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