Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of May 2, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"We're very, very proud and encouraged by the progress that we've made. We are not ready to put up the 'Mission Accomplished' banner, but we feel very encouraged that people are getting back to work."

Jeffrey Simon, director of the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office, on the recent release of the third quarter numbers for the stimulus program in the state, which indicate that approximately 30,800 individuals in Massachusetts have received a stimulus-funded paycheck since the federal program was first launched in February 2009.


photo: Michelle Browne FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"I want an education and that's it. Without an education you can't do anything."
Michelle Browne, a recent graduate of the stimulus-funded Elder Care certificate training program at Boston ABCD, on the opportunity she is getting through the program to finally finish her college degree.



See NNN's coverage of the graduation.


YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

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Latest Citizens' Update Now Available

photo: Citizens' Update Logo
The Commonwealth's latest Citizens' Update on the impact and progress of Recovery Act funding here in Massachusetts is now available. The CU indicates that in the last quarter the stimulus program has funded 6,400 full time equivalent positions in the state, a more than 30% increase over last quarter.


YouthBuild Boston to Receive Recovery Act Award

photo: YouthBuild Kids
YouthBuild Boston will receive $160,000 in stimulus funding to help connect youth to green job training. This award is part of $1 million in Recovery Act funding the Governor has directed to help prepare youth, unemployed individuals and low-income adults for jobs or apprenticeships in construction trades and related occupations. Read more.


Recovery Works: Weatherization Program Helps Contracting Company Thrive

photo: AM General Contracting weatherizing a house
A&M General Contracting was struggling in the recession. Thanks to the boost stimulus provided to the state's weatherization program, the company has more contracts, doubled its workforce and is busier than ever. Read more.




WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Cabot School Boiler Replacement

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