Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of June 6, 2010


Quote of the Week:

"The U.S. economy is actually recovering fairly nicely, and Massachusetts is recovering along with it. It's not just a blip. It's a steady, upward continuation."

Carol McMullen, president of Eastern Bank's wealth management arm, on the recent findings by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts' business confidence index, which indicated that Massachusetts employers are optimistic about their prospects.


photo: Dana Jackson FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"I'd probably still be looking for a job if I hadn't joined this program."
Dana Jackson, on the stimulus-funded Second Chance @ Success program he is participating in that helps youth get training and work experience.





YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: A New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown Read more


Pharmalucence builds facility with ARRA-funded Recovery Zone bonds

photo: Building
Pharmalucence will construct a 70,000-sf pharmaceutical production facility and new corporate headquarters in Billerica with the help of stimulus-funded Recovery Zone bonds. The company expects to create up to 30 new permanent jobs and over 150 construction jobs with this expansion. The $20 million bond represents the first use of the Recovery Zone Facility Bond program in Massachusetts. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Recovery puts the music back in students' lives

photo: Handel and Haydn Society Program
The Handel and Haydn Society's Vocal Apprenticeship Program serves the needs of talented children who might be able to pursue a career in music but whose families lack the funds to pursue instruction. When the program was in trouble, a stimulus award enabled it to continue providing its services. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Stimulus-funded green energy training program will get houses warm and people working

photo: South Middlesex Opportunity Council Weatherization Work
The South Middlesex Opportunity Council will receive a $700,000 stimulus grant to develop and implement a "green jobs" training program that will help nearly 200 unemployed people over the next three years get jobs. The grant was a collaborative effort between SMOC's job training center and its energy conservation services program. Read more.




WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Furnish And Install Automotive Paint Spray Booth

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