Deal Finalized To Bring 200 Jobs To NEK

Governor Jim Douglas has finalized a deal that will help bring several hundred new jobs to the Northeast Kingdom. Douglas made the announcement from Seoul, South Korea, on the first stop on a multi-nation tour of the Far East.

Midday Newscast: July 2, 2008

Green Mountain Power promotes solar system usage; a contingent of Vermonters is in Quebec City to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of its founding. Vermonters can apply for emergency unemployment benefits soon; the Douglas administration says it can cut 150 government positions without harming public programs.

VT Edition: John Vowles, Brooke Pearson & Chris Wilkins on the teen summer job market

John Vowles is the Northwest Regional Manager for the Vermont Department of Labor.  Brooke Pearson is an advisor and the Community Service Coordinator at Montpelier High School.  Chris Wilkins is the Factory Tour Manager for Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury. They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about what the summer job market looks like for teens and the value of having one.