Public Assets Institute is looking for a new Policy Analyst who will become part of our team analyzing a range of Vermont fiscal and economic issues and helping to advance policies that ensure all Vermonters, especially low- and moderate-income residents, have the opportunity to succeed. The position is based in Montpelier, Vermont. If you’re interested or have talented friends or colleagues who might be interested, check out the posting. Feel free to circulate this posting to your contacts.   Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2015 MONTPELIER – Larry Mandell, chair of the board of Public Assets Institute, announced that Tiffany Bluemle of Burlington and Scudder Parker of Middlesex have been elected to the board. A non-partisan nonprofit with offices in Montpelier, Public Assets Institute is Vermont’s premier independent research organization on state budget, tax, and economic issues and the source for timely and in-depth state fiscal and policy analysis. “As Public Assets Institute moves into its second decade, we are very fortunate to have the experience and insights that both of these accomplished individuals bring to the board,” said Mandell, who is also a consultant for New England colleges and nonprofits. Read more
F1-MJB072 Vermont employers added almost 20,000 jobs after the official end of the recession in June 2009. But most of that gain merely made up for lost ground. Before the recession, non-farm payroll jobs in Vermont peaked at 309,600 in June 2007. Last month, with employers adding 1,000 jobs, the total reached a new high of 314,700.         Disparities by age Vermont’s jobless rate has remained among the lowest in the country for the last few years. But younger workers are not sharing that good fortune. According to U.S. Read more



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