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Reforming Unemployment Insurance for Municipalities Posted on Jan 9

Governor Deval Patrick filed legislation that will close loopholes to Municipal Unemployment Insurance (UI) and create a fair and collaborative system that provides economic relief to cities and towns. The legislation arises from the work and recommendations of the Municipal UI Task Force he convened   …Continue Reading Reforming Unemployment Insurance for Municipalities

TotalMobile Adding 100 New Jobs Posted on Aug 12

TotalMobile Adding 100 New Jobs

Lieutenant Governor Murray joins TotalMobile for an announcement relative to job creation and economic development. (Photo: Matt Bennett/ Governor’s Office) On Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray joined TotalMobile CEO Colin Reid to announce the UK-based company’s plans to add up to 100 jobs over the next   …Continue Reading TotalMobile Adding 100 New Jobs

Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money Posted on Aug 11

Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio It’s not often that we get to celebrate a milestone that reflects achievement. But here in the Massachusetts Recovery & Reinvestment Office we are thrilled to celebrate an impressive one: the 10,000th traditional home   …Continue Reading Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money

More on the April Job Numbers Posted on May 25

More on the April Job Numbers

Governor Patrick visits the Cedar Street Bridge Project in Wellesley. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office)       Last week we received excellent news about the state of the Massachusetts economy and our continued growth. During the month of April, Massachusetts gained 19,500 new jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate fell   …Continue Reading More on the April Job Numbers

The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on Posted on May 10

The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just reading this article in The Herald News about Meditech a medical software company based in Westwood, that is expanding like crazy. Meditech spokesman Paul Berthiaume boasts in the article that the   …Continue Reading The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on

Preventing homelessness before it starts Posted on Apr 22

Preventing homelessness before it starts

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was recently reading this article about the state of the homeless population in Worcester County and I was gratified – but not surprised – by what writer Lee Hammel notes: “Initiatives like the   …Continue Reading Preventing homelessness before it starts

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings Posted on Mar 17

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

Governor Patrick in Lowell in February.  There is some very good job growth news in the employment figures released today by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. In February, Massachusetts gained 15,400 new sector jobs and the unemployment rate sank to 8.2%. That’s   …Continue Reading More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings