Massachusetts Recovery Update
Week of March 27, 2011
Quote of the Week:
"There is no question the labor market has been picking up speed over the last few months."
Leo Abruzzese, director of global forecasting at Economist Intelligence Unit, on the recently released Labor Department statistics that indicate the US unemployment rate dipping to a two-year low of 8.8 percent with the addition of 216,000 new jobs last month.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"The stimulus money helped me. Now my family is living under one roof."
Luis Avelino, a father of three, on the stimulus-funded help he received through BAMSI's Helpline program that prevented him and his family from becoming homeless.
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Providing access and opportunity, with help from stimulus Read more.
Stimulus-funded clean energy projects in Southeastern MA celebratedThe Patrick-Murray Administration today marked the two-year anniversary of the Recovery Act by highlighting investments of nearly $10 million in 78 clean energy projects in cities and towns throughout southeastern Massachusetts. The Administration's investments in the region are financing projects that have employed over 200 people and are expected to yield approximately 8.4 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy capacity. .
Stimulus Stories: Saved by stimulus: An affordable housing project for seniors gets built in MarshfieldOceans Shores Apartments is a senior affordable housing project in Marshfield that provides 97 units of housing to low income seniors. It almost didn't get built. But the stimulus-funded tax credit exchange program stepped in and provided the project's developers, Beacon Communities, with the crucial funding it needed to get the project off the ground. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
Find a Job
FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Child Development Home Visitor Specialist
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Assembly of Technical Props - Springfield Technical Community College
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