MA State Grants Awarded to Career Centers and Partners for Outstanding Work with Veterans

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today announced that five of the state’s One-Stop Career Centers have been honored for outstanding service to Veterans. The Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL/VETS) allows the Department of Career Services (DCS) to set aside a portion of funds available under the Job for [...]

How to Get Your Insurance Questions Answered Regarding Storm Damage

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Insurance Commissioner Joseph G. Murphy and Division of Insurance staff are holding a series of “Insurance Awareness” events across the state in an effort to answer consumer insurance questions and to remind the public that it is important to regularly check insurance policies. “Hurricane Sandy showed us just how swiftly catastrophic weather can strike and [...]

Gov. Patrick Announces $38 Million For Projects Supporting Economic Development And Housing Growth Across The Commonwealth

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The Patrick-Murray Administration announced $38 million for 26 new MassWorks Infrastructure Program grants to support economic development and housing creation throughout the Commonwealth. Through these grants, the Patrick-Murray Administration will partner with cities and towns to make targeted investments in infrastructure such as roadways, streetscapes, water, and sewer to facilitate and support new and sustained [...]

Insurance Advice: What Consumers Should Know When Faced with a Storm Loss


Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall today in New Jersey and the resulting storm’s main impact is expected to reach New Hampshire around mid-afternoon on Monday.  We are anticipating high winds and heavy rain, leading to the potential for water in the roadways, flying debris and downed power lines.   At these times, it is [...]

Latest Job and Unemployment Estimates for Local Labor Markets in the Commonwealth


The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the September 2012 seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were down in ten areas; unchanged in three areas; and up in nine areas over the month.   Over the year, the rates are down in all twenty two labor areas. Statewide, the September seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate [...]

Connecticut Credit Conditions Weaken in Second Quarter

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Connecticut’s credit conditions deteriorated slightly in the April-June timeframe according to the Second Quarter 2012 CBIA/Farmington Bank Credit Availability Survey, surrendering first-quarter gains. “With economic growth waning, demand for credit has slackened as well. This lies in sharp contrast to what we saw earlier in the year when expectations for expansion were more favorable,” says [...]

Mass. Job and Unemployment Estimates Released


The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the July 2012 seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were down in the Barnstable, Amherst, Nantucket and Tisbury areas; unchanged in the North Adams area; and up in the other seventeen areas over the month. Over the year, the rates are down in all twenty two labor [...]

Masscec Announces 11% Job Growth In Massachusetts Clean Energy Sector

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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced Massachusetts’ clean energy economy grew by 11.2 percent from July 2011 to July 2012. According to the 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report released today the growing sector now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy firms across Massachusetts. “I have said from the beginning of this [...]

Governor Patrick Signs Economic Development Bill Expanding Job Creation; Approves Sales Tax Holiday

Governor Deval Patrick signed, “An Act Relative to Infrastructure Investment, Enhanced Competitiveness and Economic Growth in the Commonwealth.” The legislation will increase economic development and create jobs in the Commonwealth’s key sectors of innovation and infrastructure. “Jobs are our top priority, and creating the right environment for job growth means improving our infrastructure, preparing our [...]

Mass. Launches Revolving Loan Fund for Fishermen

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Governor Deval Patrick announced the official launch of the Commonwealth’s first regional loan program through the Commercial Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). “The fishing industry is important to the character and economic vitality of Massachusetts,” said Governor Patrick. “This fund will aid in the preservation of our fishermen, their families and the economies of our [...]

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