Director Barry Bluestone estimates that 100,000 skilled manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts will open up in the next decade as older workers retire.
The Republican – Outlook 2014: Which way is the Massachusetts economy pointing as we enter 2014? – 2/8/14
CBS Boston – WBZ Business Breakfast – Made In Massachusetts: Creating Jobs In The Bay State – 10/31/13
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a new Manufacturing Roundtable Initiative aimed at supporting local manufacturers and recruiting new business to the region. The roundtable will involve Chamber of Commerce member manufacturers from 31 cities, as well as its 5 affiliate partners…“Manufacturing had been in sharp decline from the end of World War II to quite recently, but manufacturing is starting to come back in the state” said Barry Bluestone, Founding Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.
The world’s leading maker of computer chips is closing its only factory in Massachusetts, eliminating up to 700 highpaying manufacturing jobs in one of the largest job cuts to hit the state in recent years.
Intel Corp. said on Thursday that its plant in Hudson is using outdated technology to make older generations of computer chips used in lowend applications, which do not generate as much profit as its higherend microprocessors that are used in PCs.
“The facility and the site do not meet the requirements that we need,” said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy.
By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | June 19, 2013 Massachusetts is considering allowing small manufacturers to use computers at the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke to help make parts for larger manufacturers, state officials said yesterday. The plan, which is still in the conceptual stage, is part of a broader effort to […]
Experts: Mass. economy will bounce back next year By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | May 23, 2013 The Bay State’s economy will grow slowly this year before bouncing back in 2014, while the state’s unemployment rate is poised to fall to 5.2 percent by the last quarter of 2017, according to an economic […]