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Shumlin Proclaims October Tech Month
Thursday, 10/18/12
Governor Shumlin is highlighting the upcoming "hackathon" and "tech jam" as ways to bring high-paying, high-tech jobs to the state.
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Local Food Achievements Celebrated
Monday, 10/15/12
More than a year and half after Vermont launched a plan to boost its food and farm economy, organizers are celebrating progress.
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Job Help Still Available For Vets With Brain Injuries
Friday, 10/12/12
By Steve Zind
It's estimated one in five veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suffers from traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. Two years ago Vermont received a $951,000 grant to help veterans suffering from TBI find jobs. But to date only a handful of vets have taken advantage of the program. The reasons for this illustrate the challenges facing service providers and vets with brain injuries.
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Bill Stenger Thinks Big In Northeast Kingdom
Monday, 10/01/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
When the President and co-owner of the Jay Peak Ski resort announced last week a new economic plan for the Northeast Kingdom, what really drew attention was the number of jobs he said will be created if the initiative goes ahead.
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Jay Peak Leader Announces Plan To Create Jobs In Vermont's NEK
Thursday, 09/27/12
By Charlotte Albright
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is expected to receive $500 million and 10,000 jobs through a program that allows people from outside the United States to obtain U.S. residency in exchange for investments.
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Vermont In Top 12 For Job Growth
Monday, 08/27/12
A new study from Arizona State University says Vermont was among the top 12 states for job growth from July of 2011 to July of this year.
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Voices In The Week's News: July 13, 2012
Friday, 07/13/12
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Shumlin Touts Job Openings, Encourages Recent Grads To Fill Them
Wednesday, 07/11/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont employers are looking for workers. So he's kicked off a new campaign to encourage young people to return home to fill those jobs. 
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NEK Searches For New Manufacturing Jobs
Wednesday, 06/06/12
By Steve Zind
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has the highest unemployment rates in the state. Much of the reason has to do with the loss of manufacturing jobs over the years.
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Bennington Composites Industry Looks For Workers
Wednesday, 01/25/12
By Susan Keese
About a hundred people turned out at the Bennington Fire House Tuesday night to learn about opportunities for training and jobs in the composites industry.
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Irene Collides With Jobs Crisis
Sunday, 09/04/11
By Neal Charnoff
As business owners struggle to reopen stores damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, employees are left to wonder when they might return to work.
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Vt. Unemployment Climbs
Friday, 08/19/11
Vermont's unemployment rate has climbed again. The state Department of Labor says the rate for July was 5.7 percent. That's up two-tenths of a percentage point from July.
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Mattress Company Plans To Move To Manchester
Tuesday, 08/16/11
By Susan Keese
A New York company that makes mattresses for hotels and hospitals is moving its operations to Manchester. WCW Incorporated, which employs just over 100 people, is currently located in three buildings in Hoosick , New York. It also has a call center in Bennington.  
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Biotech Company To Open In Newport With 200 Jobs
Friday, 08/05/11
By Ross Sneyd
A South Korean biotechnology company has announced that it will open a new factory in Newport and create 200 jobs. The company is AnC Bio and it manufactures medical equipment, including artificial organs.
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Brattleboro Retreat To Add Jobs, Beds
Friday, 02/04/11
The Brattleboro Retreat will be adding 14 beds and 35 jobs.
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Vt Food Systems To Receive Funds To Create Local Jobs
Tuesday, 06/07/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Some food systems in Vermont will receive $40,000 in grant funding, thanks to the state's recent jobs bill. That funding will mainly go toward new equipment and infrastructure.
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In Rutland, Concern That CVPS Bid May Cost Jobs
Thursday, 06/30/11
By Bob Kinzel
Some in Rutland say the region's economy might suffer by the bidding competition for Central Vermont Public Service. Rutland Senator Kevin Mullin is urging shareholders of CVPS to reject an offer made by Gaz Metro.
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Randolph Receives State Aid To Spur Business, Create Jobs
Tuesday, 07/12/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The town of Randolph has accepted a $200,000 state grant that local officials hope will attract business and jobs to the region.
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Have Justice, Will Work Pro Bono
Thursday, 07/07/11
By Susan Keese
Facing federal spending cuts, a program that provides representation for domestic violence victims, Have Justice Will Travel, has laid off staff in Bennington and Randolph, but that hasn't stopped lawyers from showing up in court.
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Rutland Business Leaders Weigh Benefits Of Competing Bids For CVPS
Wednesday, 07/06/11
By Ross Sneyd
As it tries to judge the competing bids for Central Vermont Public Service Corp., the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce says its top concerns are low rates and reliable power.
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Burlington Applauds Expansion Of Online Auto Marketer
Friday, 06/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Senator Patrick Leahy joined city leaders in Burlington Friday to celebrate the expansion of Dealer.com, a web-based company that provides global marketing solutions for the automotive industry.
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