Massachusetts Recovery Update
Week of February 13, 2011
Quote of the Week:
"The reform is a simple concept that certainly ought to be post-partisan: Harnessing the power of competition in the spending of taxpayer dollars."
Time writer Michael Grunwald, on the impact the stimulus program has had in the spending of taxpayer dollars, creating results-oriented grant programs that reward only the "worthiest" applications.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"This course filled in the gaps and got me up to speed."
Robert Crews, on the stimulus-funded weatherization training program he participated in through Operation A.B.L.E., which helps older job seekers become more employable. Crews is now teaching the course.
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Stimulus turns two: Why it matters Read more.
New report details impact of Recovery ActA first-ever look at the demographic breakdown of Recovery Act jobs in the state in 2010 was recently released. The most significant finding was that the Recovery Act in Massachusetts created or retained jobs generally in proportion to the state population. "This report reflects our commitment to going above and beyond federal requirements in reporting Recovery Act jobs," said Jeffrey Simon, Director of the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office. Read more.
Stimulus Stories: A second chance for older job seekersBeing unemployed is difficult; being unemployed and over 45 is even harder. Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston recognizes this harsh reality and provides employment and training opportunities specifically to those who need it in this age group. Now, thanks to stimulus funding, ABLE can provide additional training opportunities to help older job seekers. The agency received stimulus funds for its Community Service Employment Program and to develop a Weatherization Energy and Audit Training course. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
Find a Job
FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Evaluation Project Specialist
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Hemenway Annex Cooling Plant Replacement
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