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-MJB071 Coming out of the recession, all the new jobs were in Chittenden County. But for the last three years, job growth has strengthened in the rest of the state. In 2013 and 2014, more than half of the new jobs were created outside Chittenden. Meanwhile, Vermont’s employment changed little in May.         Higher pay in all counties Annual wages rose 2.2 percent for the average Vermont non-farm payroll worker in 2014. Wages statewide grew faster than inflation—which was 1.6 percent last year—and were up in all counties. Chittenden County, where about a third of all non-farm payroll jobs are located, saw the smallest wage growth last year: 1.4 percent. Read more



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