Burlington officials try to stimulate job creation

Economic development officials in the Burlington area say they’re trying to be prepared for further deterioration in the regional economy. They’ve developed resources for people who’ve been laid off and want to replace their jobs with businesses of their own. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, one economist says the idea is a good one – but it’s not likely to ease the impact of the recession.

Economists say layoffs will continue

The state’s unemployment rate held steady last month, but economists say the worst is yet to come. And the unemployment numbers released late last week don’t reflect several major lay offs in Rutland County.