Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of July 25, 2010


Quote of the Week:

"Our efforts must continue -- and will continue -- until everyone in Massachusetts is back to work."

Governor Deval Patrick, on the release of Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office's 2010 second quarter job and spending numbers. Since the beginning of the Recovery Act, over 41,830 individuals have received an ARRA-funded paycheck.


photo: Dianne Beardsley FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"The stimulus money has allowed us to reopen two classrooms that were closed due to lack of access to tuition subsidies for working parents."

Dianne Beardsley, executive director of Markman Children's Programs, on the impact of stimulus on her year-round, full-day childcare program.





YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

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Recovery Act continues to put thousands more back to work in MA

photo: Citizens Update Logo
The Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office just announced that in the second quarter of 2010, state agency awards from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have funded 10,432 full time equivalent (FTE) positions, an increase of 57% over last quarter. These positions represent 27,044 individuals at work in Massachusetts thanks to the Recovery Act. Read the latest Citizen's Update pdf format of    Citizens' Update  .



MA selected as finalist in Race To The Top competition

photo: School Kids
Massachusetts has been selected as one of 19 finalists in the second phase of the federal Race to the Top competition. If selected, Massachusetts could be eligible to receive as much as $250 million in federal funding to implement education reform efforts over the next four years. Final award notifications are expected to be made before Labor Day. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: A mission to get every client a job

photo: CareerWorks Class
It is the career centers that are usually on the front lines of any recession. This one is no different. At CareerWorks in Brockton the recession is being felt - and fought. And thanks to its $1.2 million in stimulus awards the career center is getting significant help in its battle to get its clients jobs. Read more.




WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: CDL Driver - Haverhill

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Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts

FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Technical Assistance Grant

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