manufacturing jobs

New England News
6:11 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Gov. Patrick Announces State Contract To Build Subway Cars In Springfield

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The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is recommending a Chinese company be awarded a contract to build new subway cars for the MBTA.  The railcars will be assembled at a new factory that is to be built in Springfield.

Gov. Patrick made the announcement Tuesday standing in front of an empty 40- acre lot on Springfield’s east side,  where the CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has said it will build a $50 million factory creating over 250 new construction and manufacturing jobs.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Amsterdam Manufacturer Announces Closure

More than 100 workers in Amsterdam, New York will lose their jobs in the coming months. One of the city’s manufacturers is closing its doors.

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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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