Week Ending August 16, 2008
There were 498 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 215 from the week before. Altogether 6,842 new and continuing claims were filed, 339 less than a week ago and 1,578 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,838 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 472 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/
Week Ending August 16, 2008
Union Bankshares, Inc Plans Move to The NASDAQ Stock Market
Morrisville, VT - (8/21/2008) Union Bankshares, Inc. announced today that its board of directors has approved the voluntary transfer of the listing of the Company's common stock from the American Stock Exchange ("AMEX") to The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC(r). The Company's trading symbol "UNB" will remain unchanged. The Company anticipates that its shares will begin to trade on NASDAQ Global Market effective September 4, 2008. Until then, the shares will continue to trade on AMEX.
Shelburne, VT-August 7, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the information software company has signed an agreement with Dover Saddlery, Inc. to reduce energy and lower greenhouse gases in the company's Littleton, Massachusetts facility. Over the coming months, Kilawatt Technologies will work with Dover Saddlery to recognize opportunities to cut energy consumption and demand, lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases in the company's 100,000 square foot warehouse facility.
Utilities' study offers electric generation options
Seminars to Educate Business Advisors about Employee Ownership
Burlington, Vermont (August 19, 2008) -- The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) will be holding seminars in three locations around the state designed to educate business advisors about the basics of employee ownership.
SHELBURNE MUSEUM AWARDED EDUCATION GRANT
Museums for America grant enhances key museum mission
SHELBURNE, Vt. - (Aug. 18, 2008) Shelburne Museum Director Stephan Jost announced that the museum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museums for America grant will support education programs at the museum, a core part of the museum's mission.
National Trust Lends Support to Vermont Tech
Manpower Named One of PINK Magazine's Top Companies for Women
Burlington, VT August 18, 2008 - Manpower was the only employment services company to be named one of PINK magazine's 2008 "Top Companies for Women". PINKs annual ranking recognizes the prominent role of women at Manpower, particularly in top leadership roles.
UNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP SLIGHTLY TO 4.8% IN JULY, VERMONT'S ANNUAL JOB SLIPS DOWN 0.1%.
Montpelier (August 15, 2008)-- The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2008 was 4.8 percent, up one-tenth of a point from the revised June rate of 4.7% and up one point from a year ago.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans to
Reveal New Brand for Over 500 US Based Franchisees
Travel Is a Journey, Discover All That's Ahead
Minneapolis, MN (August 14, 2008) - Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, including those in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, NY, area have disclosed that it would soon be unveiling a new brand name for its more than 500 US-based franchised travel agency locations.
Sovernet Communications Acquires Majority Interest in Albany, NY-based ION
BELLOWS FALLS, VT (August 14, 2008) --- Sovernet Communications, a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI-NASDAQ), has announced it has acquired a majority interest in Albany, NY-based ION, a provider of high capacity communications network transport services, in partnership with twelve rural telephone companies in up-state New York.
Union Bank announces new Danville Office
Danville VT, August 14, 2008 - Union Bank has announced the official opening of its new Danville office, located in the Marty's 1st Stop complex, Route 2 in Danville. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, August 9th for both the new Union Bank office and the newly-expanded Marty's 1st Stop store.