Report offers strategies to grow jobs in Mass.

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By Edward Donga | The Patriot Ledger | October 4, 2012

A new job-creation report says the state’s employment picture could be improved by lowering business costs, investing in infrastructure, supporting public education, and coordinating workforce training programs and job search resources.

Legislators, government officials and labor representatives joined at the State House on Wednesday to present the long-awaited report, which laid out plans for growing jobs in the state.

Those plans can’t come soon enough for some South Shore communities.

Amid optimistic views on the state’s present and future economic prospects, the report noted that the South Shore Workforce Investment Area, which includes Quincy and Braintree, was among the bottom third of the state’s 16 regions in job growth since the recession began. Read More

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