Nearly 300 students facing a lack of summer opportunities are entering the working world thanks to the nonprofit environmental education program.
Four schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have agreed to create an education and training consortium meant to boost the green economy in the wake of the nuclear plant’s closure.
The governor says there are about 34,000 jobs in outdoor recreation in Vermont, and the sector sees about $2.5 billion annually in consumer spending. The new panel will look to boost those numbers.
Two economists said the region’s workforce and demographic problems are shared by rural areas nationwide. But some believe regional cooperation could be a solution.
Lawmakers say raising the wage would help the economy and make Vermont more affordable. The governor’s spokesperson said he supports other approaches to boosting pay.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce suggests that the state should encourage tourists to move to Vermont.
The Labor Department and two foundations are behind the website, which helps users choose a good-paying field and find Vermont schools that offer the needed education or credentials.
L3 KEO said the closure eliminated 15 jobs. Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. owns the 24,000-square-foot building and will begin looking for a new tenant.
Vermont’s jobless rate fell to 3.2 percent in November after staying level for three months. Vermont was one of 18 states whose unemployment rates declined between October and November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and one of 11 states whose unemployment rates declined from November 2015 to the same month this year. […]
Full scholarships and guaranteed jobs are features of a new venture between Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Community College of Vermont. The first graduating class of medical assistants begins work next month.
SchoolHack Solutions, based in Addison County, has landed $350,000 from the Windham County Economic Development Program to establish a presence in the Brattleboro area and expand its business.
Twenty of the jobs will be lost in Vermont. The company said it had to take the step to address a decline in landline usage.
The results include a program to train workers for advanced manufacturing employment. Other programs focus on internships and helping high school students think about careers.
The business began in Barre in 1956 and now has 48 stores throughout New England and New York. It will become part of a publicly traded company.