groups want the state to raise their taxes in order to shore up the state’s
unemployment insurance trust fund. But
in exchange for paying more, the businesses also want benefits reduced for unemployed
Vermont Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden discusses the pressures mounting layoffs have placed on Vermont’s unemployment compensation system. And Valley News reporter John Gregg tells us how the Upper Valley economy is starting feel the economic affects at Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
officials are excited about a new job training program that they say could help
potential workers and employers. As
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, people who complete the course will return to the
work force with what amounts to a seal of approval.
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.