Frank A. Mancini, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents in Milford, still remembers asking a room full of insurance professionals if they got into the industry by accident instead of by design.
Nationally, the unemployment rate in the financial sector is 5.3 percent. In Massachusetts, the rate is 6.4 percent, and in Hampden County, 5.4 percent compared with a seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 8.0 percent for all industries, Picard said.
One of the chief ingredients for making downtown Springfield a vibrant place is lots of people. Hence our pleasure with the progress of several construction and renovation projects that are expected to draw at least a few hundred new workers to the downtown area.
The Center for Ecological Technology, which is more than 30 years old and has offices in Northampton and Pittsfield, will present "Solar Energy for Your Home or Business" at the Senior Center, 954 Main St.
The Republican - MassLive.com2300 more jobs lost in Mass. last monthThe Republican - MassLive.comMassachusetts has 3.18 million jobs, according to statewide statistics released Thursday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. ...and more »