Cape Wind announced it has entered into an agreement with Siemens to supply 130 of its 3.6-Megawatt turbines for America’s first planned offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, a move that would bring Boston clean energy jobs.
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Manpower’s quarterly report found 20 percent of Greater Boston employers expect to increase hiring in the three-month period that begins in April, up from 13 percent in the previous three months, and 12 percent from a year ago. Meanwhile, fewer employers expect to cut jobs in the next quarter - only 7 percent, compared with 13 percent in the previous quarter and 18 percent a year ago.
“Hiring levels in our area appear to be considerably stronger,’’ said Susan Fontana, a Manpower spokeswoman. “Employers are also much more optimistic about hiring activity.’’
According to state officials, staff at six schools will have to reapply for their jobs and five principals will be replaced after the schools were listed among nearly three dozen statewide that will probably be declared “underperforming’’ and subject to drastic change.
Overall, 12 Boston schools face being listed as underperforming, slightly more than a third of the 35 schools statewide. The list includes the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, long considered a barometer of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s effectiveness in improving the city’s schools over the past 16 years.
In a nutshell, the legislation will help small businesses hire new workers and reduce the cost of doing business for small businesses.
Recently, leaders in the Massachusetts area have come together to enact measures that will spur on job creation.
Due to these measures, business growth and job creation measures are predicted to create or retain 20,000 jobs, and save small businesses upwards of $400 million.