Dukakis Center director Barry Bluestone comments on the November jobs report and argues that extending unemployment benefits would put people back to work.
PBS Newshour – Rosier-than-expected jobs report doesn’t improve outlook for long-term jobless – 12/6/13
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.
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 […]
From Wire and Staff Reports | Gloucester Daily Times | December 2, 2012 Manufacturing in Massachusetts faces a threat to its survival as older manufacturing workers retire without younger workers in line to replace them, according to a new study. During the next decade, approximately 100,000 manufacturing jobs will open up as older workers retire. […]
Bay State gears up to fill 100,000 projected job openings By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | November 27, 2012 State officials and industry leaders today will hold the first meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative to draw attention to a sector whose work force is aging and projected to have 100,000 job openings […]
By Colleen Quinn | State House News Service | November 27, 2012 Manufacturing in Massachusetts faces a threat to its survival as older manufacturing workers retire without younger workers in line to replace them, according to a recent study. During the next decade, approximately 100,000 manufacturing jobs will open up as older workers retire. Manufacturing […]
By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | November 27, 2012 Bay State business leaders and state officials plan to hold a manufacturing summit next spring to promote an industry that’s projected to have 100,000 job openings over the next 10 years. At a meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative today, officials said they aim […]