The Department of Labor has
resource centers around the state staffed with computers, resources and people
who can help you look and apply for a job. We visited the Burlington
and met with the manager, John Vowles.
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.
Vermont’s commissioner of labor says layoffs in some pockets
of Vermont don’t tell the whole story about the state’s
economy. Patricia Moulton Powden says
layoffs like the ones this summer at IBM, or the back-to back plant closures in Brandon are serious. But they’re not as numerous as in 2001
or other recessions the state has seen.