manufacturing jobs

New York News
3:27 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Union Vows To Continue Fighting GE Decision To Close Fort Edward Plant

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General Electric has announced that it will shutter its Fort Edward plant, but the union representing employees says it will fight its members’ jobs. 

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New England News
6:21 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Program To Train People For Manufacturing Jobs Doubles Capacity

A new machine to train students at the Springfield Technical Community College Mechanical Engineering Technology Center
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Workforce development experts say Massachusetts needs more people trained for jobs in precision manufacturing.  The state is devoting money to the effort.

Springfield Technical Community College recently spent $2 million to upgrade and expand classrooms in its Mechanical Engineering Technology center.   The college received a $1.2 million dollar grant from the state. But it came with one string attached. The college had to double the number of students enrolled in the program that prepares people for careers in manufacturing.

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