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VBSR Welcomes New Hire, Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VBSR Welcomes New Hire, Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell;
Pfeiffer-Norrell to Manage VBSR Intern Program

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces the hire of Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell as the Intern Program Manager. Pfeiffer-Norrell will manage VBSR's intern program which links students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with VBSR member companies. With a grant from the Department of Labor, VBSR creates paid internships at companies that are creating new job opportunities.

VEPC approves $700,00 in incentives for job creation

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Technology Firm Serving National Power Utilities Lands Job Creation Incentives
Mica paper manufacturer also approved; two firms could create 34 new jobs
MONTPELIER, Vt. - A utility-focused risk management company and the last mica paper maker in the US have been approved for over $700,000 worth of incentives that could produce 34 new jobs over the next five years.

CO2 allowance auction set for September 25

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor says first RGGI auction date is set for Sept. 25
CO2 allowance auctions will help drive innovation, produce cleaner energy
MONTPELIER - Governor Jim Douglas has announced that Vermont and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have released preliminary guidelines for the nation's first-ever carbon credit auction on Sept. 25.
The guidelines outline requirements and preparations bidders must follow to be ready to purchase their share of nearly 12.5 million carbon emission allowances at the first auction.

Vermont Federal Credit Union president announces retirement

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington, VT. - July 8, 2008 - At the 55th Annual Meeting & Gala of Vermont Federal Credit Union, which took place on Saturday, April 12th, at UVM's Dudley Davis Center, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Finnigan announced his retirement, effective March, 2009. Finnigan will remain on as treasurer of the credit union board of directors through at least his full term which commences in 2010. An active search is underway for his successor.

Jobless claims down from last week, up from last year

Wed, 07/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jobless claims down from last week, up from last year
There were 772 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 139 from the week before. Altogether 6,949 new and continuing claims were filed, 11 less than a week ago and 811 more than a year earlier.
To view graph and table of statistics go to:
Jobless Table

Albert C. DeCiccio Named Provost at Southern Vermont College

Mon, 07/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Albert C. DeCiccio, former Academic Dean of Rivier College in Nashua, N.H.,

Named Provost at Southern Vermont College

(Bennington, Vt.) -- Southern Vermont College has selected Albert C. DeCiccio, the former Academic Dean of Rivier College, a Catholic liberal arts college in Nashua, N.H., to fill the newly created post of Provost. He assumed the position as the college's Chief Academic Officer on July 7.