The Worcester area recorded a jobless rate of 5.3 percent during July, down from 6.6 percent a year earlier, according to data released today by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
The Leominster-Gardner area’s July rate of 6.1 percent was down from 7.5 percent a year earlier, and the Athol area’s rate of 6.7 percent was down from 8.3 percent a year ago, the state reported.
Sunrun, a residential solar company, opened a new branch office on Marlborough on Wednesday, which is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the area and double the company’s workforce.
MARLBORO – After bringing thousands of new jobs to the city the past few years, Marlboro officials Tuesday pledged to develop a workforce plan to continue to lower the city’s unemployment rate.
Creating and retaining jobs is one of three best practices city officials signed off on when they agreed to be part of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito’s community compact program, which aims to create more effective working relationships between the governor’s office and local governments across the state.
Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday proposed easing a restriction on solar energy that some renewable energy industry advocates say is blocking projects and dampening interest in the market.
The state’s solar “net metering” program enables electricity customers to receive a retail rate for excess energy from their solar panels that is exported to the electric grid, and to offset their bills.
Buildings are at the heart of what makes a city unique. Throughout history, trends in architecture have become the key identifiers of the values held to be important by the generations that preceded ours. The structures built throughout the course of our generation will carry with them the message of the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability. Green technology is no longer the new frontier of building strategy; it is poised to become the mainstream.
Agawam became the first Western Mass. community to sign a compact agreement with Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration Wednesday, a partnership that’s expected to open gateways for additional funding that could help the city complete major projects.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed his first executive order on Friday, creating the Community Compact Cabinet in order to elevate the administrations partnerships with cities and towns in Massachusetts.