Task force to draw attention to outdoor recreation in Vermont

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.

Experts offer analysis of southern Vermont economic issues

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.

House Democrats seek $15 minimum wage by 2022

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.

Report: 10,000 more workers a year needed to grow Vermont’s economy

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce suggests that the state should encourage tourists to move to Vermont.

Online tool aims to get Vermonters on path to high-paying jobs

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.

Defense contractor shuts Brattleboro plant

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.

Unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent

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. […]

Hospital, college partner to fill medical staffing gaps

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.

Vermont Yankee money fuels tech company’s expansion

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.

FairPoint laying off more than 100 in New England

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.

Collaboration yields workforce-building programs

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.

Vermont-based Bond Auto Parts acquired by national chain

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.

Scott Campaign: Graded on Votes to Support Jobs, Minter Gets an F, Phil Scott Gets an A

News Release — Phil Scott For Vermont 2016 Monday, October 24, 2016 Contact: Ethan Latour [email protected] 802-595-3776 Middlesex, Vt. – Legislative report cards from 2007-2011 show Sue Minter received a grade of F and only voted for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies only 25% of the time, while Phil Scott earned an A. “On numerous occasions, when […]

Unemployment rate ticks up to 3.3 percent in August

Vermont’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 3.3 percent, an increase of 0.1 percentage point over July’s rate. Vermont’s unemployment rate increase is not considered statistically significant, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which analyzes labor data across the country. The national unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in August. Vermont had the […]