Massachusetts Recovery Update
Week of September 26, 2010
Quote of the Week:
"It's not just about the scientific advancement of tomorrow. It's about actual economic growth today."
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., on the $18 billion the Recovery Act has provided for scientific research and how that funding will impact the future of America.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"This Center has turned our community around."
Peggy Smith, a single mother of four, on the impact of the stimulus-funded Homework Help Center, founded by the Montachusett Opportunity Council, on the Green Aces housing project where the Center is located.
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
Don't Miss: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Providing the ability, to those with disabilities, to get a job Read more.
Metrowest firms to supply solar panels to state in stimulus-funded projectRenewable energy companies from Holliston and Marlborough will play key roles in what is one of the largest-ever project to install solar panels on state-owned facilities. The $9.8 million program involves $5.3 million in Recovery Act funding. Renewable Sales of Holliston, a wholesale distributor, said it will supply 11,000 photovoltaic panels manufactured by Marlborough-based Evergreen Solar for the initiative. Read more.
Stimulus Stories: The fight against poverty in the Fitchburg area gets a stimulus boostThe Montachusett Opportunity Council is an anti poverty agency that serves Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner and surrounding towns and cities. Last summer the agency received a total of $5.2 million in Recovery Act funds which it used to maintain and start many programs, hire new staff and provide more clients with assistance. The fight against poverty just got easier. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
Find a Job
FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Lead Teacher - Community Teamwork, Inc.
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: BRAINTREE - Roadway Reconstruction and Related Work on a Section of Union Street
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