Unemployment rate dips in January
Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted)
January 2005 December 2004 January 2004
Total Labor Force 353,100 354,700 353,100
Employment 340,800 342,000 338,000
Unemployment 12,400 12,700 15,100
Rate (%) 3.5 3.6 4.3
Montpelier - The Department of Employment and Training has announced that the
Unemployment rate dips in January
Enzes, Inc. unveils Enhanced Performance" a preventative maintenance program for small and medium businesses that does more than just provide blocks of support hours. Enhanced Performance" is a program of specific maintenance items customized to fit the specific needs of the individual customer.
Dim Job Market Expected for Burlington
March 15, 2005 -- Burlington area employers expect to hire at a sluggish pace during the second quarter of 2005, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, the Burlington area employment outlook is one of the weakest in the nation.
BERLIN'S KAREN AND BRIAN ZECCHINELLI NAMED CHAMPIONS OF SMALL BUSINESS
Karen and Brian Zecchinelli, owners of the Wayside Restaurant and Bakery in Berlin, have been named the 2005 Vermont Champion of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Karen takes pride in the continued operation of her independent family business as well as providing her 75 full and part-time employees excellent wages and benefits, said Shawn Banfield, state director of the NFIB/Vermont chapter.
The Vermont Chamber departs this Friday, March 11, for a 14-day trade mission to Shanghai and Taiwan. Vermont Chamber Vice President of International Trade Curtis Picard is leading the delegation, which is comprised of business people, employees of Vermonts higher educational institutions, and a representative of the state.
National Life Records Strong Gains
In Financial Results and Sales in 2004
Montpelier, Vt. (March 4, 2005) - The National Life Group recorded a strong increase in net income in 2004, along with solid growth in total sales and positive investment returns.
Net income on a consolidated basis, including all the companies within the National Life Group, was $86 million, an increase of more than 11% over the previous year and a record level for the company.
United Way Community Campaign Exceeds $3.8m Goal
Investments Impact all of Chittenden County
United Way of Chittenden County announced today it expects to meet and exceed its goal of $3.8 million for its 2004 Community Campaign. By the end of March, it anticipates having reached 102% of goal.
IBM Joins Vermont Energy Partnership
Vermont's Largest Employer Concerned About State's Energy Future
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tom Shampnois of Burlington will join the staff as the Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing.
Tom is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of diverse experience in the travel and tourism industry. Most recently, Tom was the Group Sales Manager for the Best Western Windjammer Inn in South Burlington, Vermont.
Tom will begin his duties with the Vermont Chamber on March 28th.
BURLINGTON, Vt.--Carolyn Schmidt of Whiting is participating this month in an international conference on corporate responsibility which will take her to Salvador, Brazil. Schmidt is a member of the staff and board of directors of ECOLOGIA, a nonprofit environmental organization based in Middlebury, and an adjunct professor at Champlain College in Burlington.
From March 7-11, she will meet with representatives from around the globe to create the first draft of a social responsibility standard for the ISO (International Organization of Standards).
After a very successfull 2 years with V/T Commercial Real Estate, Jed Dousevicz has been named an owner/principal in the firm. Jed has an extensive background in sales, small business management and has been involved in real estate for 10 years. In the past 2 years, he has been focusing on commercial real estate sales and leasing and business brokerage, which he will continue to concentrate on as a partner.
PilatesSpace opens a Studio in Burlington, Vermont
New Studio Features Vermonts First Access to the Gyrotonic® Expansion System