Unemployment Falls

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.

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August 26th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Unemployment Drops in Central Massachuestts Metro Areas

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.

 

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August 15th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Marlborough Solar Company Doubles Workforce, Bringing 100 More Jobs to Company

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.

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August 12th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Marlboro, state agree to prioritize job creation

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.

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August 7th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Aiming to boost solar industry, Gov. Charlie Baker proposes bill raising ‘net metering’ cap

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.

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August 3rd, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Green building jobs can help grow regional economy

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.

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June 25th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Agawam first in Western Mass. to sign compact agreement with Gov. Baker administration
June 9th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Baker-Polito Administration Launches First Community Compact Applications
May 14th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on What You Should Know About the Community Compact

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.

 

 

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January 24th, 2015 | Government Spending | Comments Off on Governor Baker Signs First Executive Order Creating the Community Compact Cabinet