In his inaugural address last
week, Peter Shumlin laid out some of his priorities for the next two years. Now, five local advocacy organizations discuss their priorities for this
legislative session, under the new administration.
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.
Vermont Edition begins a series of programs looking at the some of the key findings of the Vermont in Transition Study. We’ll analyze trends in job growth and consider the job opportunities of the future.
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
summer begins, teenagers are heading to work at creemee stands, swimming pools,
and supermarkets across the region. And in
Vermont, they’re facing a job market with of the highest
unemployment rate in 14 years.
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.