will create Vt. jobs
NEWPORT — Vermont education and labor officials are helping to prepare the Northeast Kingdom for an influx of what officials hope could eventually be 10,000 jobs.
Those jobs would come through a development initiative run by Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak Resort, and his partner Ariel Quiros.
Officials say the first wave of jobs created in the region by the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative are already being created in the construction and tourism industries and if people wait too long for training and additional education they could miss out.
“We really need trained, qualified people,” said Patricia Sears of the Newport City Renaissance Corp., who is helping to prepare the community for the NEK Initiative.
A team of labor and education specialists is focusing on the jobs that they will create — and the training that will be needed to get those jobs. A report expected to be finished soon will be shared in the community, said team-member Cindy Robillard.
Stenger andl Quiros are expanding the Jay Peak and Burke Mountain resorts, bringing Menck Windows USA and AnC Bio Vermont to the city of Newport, rebuilding a downtown block and building a waterfront hotel in Newport City. The project will also include expanding the Newport State Airport.MORE IN Vermont NewsThe leader of the Vermont Workers’ Center is taking his fight for higher wages and affordable... Full StoryMONTPELIER — A man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show... Full Story
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