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Posted Nov 15, 2016
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Springfield, MA has a high unemployment rate and a low rate of labor force participation. Tricia Cananvan, member of the Economic Development Council of Western MA, discusses strategic workforce development needs on Comcast Newsmakers.
Many veterans come home from conflicts suffering from depression or PTSD; and too many find themselves without a home. Soldier On works with veterans to secure homes and mental health. Soldier On, CEO, Jack Downing, discusses the challenge on Newsmakers.
Opioid, youth and jobs are priorities in Nashua
Nashua Mayor, Jim Donchess, discusses his top priorities for the city. Some of these priorities include education, public safety and infrastructure. The Mayor also discusses his economic development plan. The economic development plan includes rail service and workforce development. Like in many places across the nation, the opioid public health crisis in Nashua is a challenge and a top priority. Jim created the Mayor's Opioid Task Force. Another topic discussed during this interview is Nashua's youth. Youth is a common challenge in many towns and cities. The Mayor accepted My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge as one way to provide Nashua youth with more opportunities. We also learn about some of the exciting things happening in the downtown area.
Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess
Jim Donchess becomes Nashua New Hampshire's Mayor for a second time. After a 24 year hiatus. He was elected Mayor in 1984, and he served for 2 terms.
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A new report from Georgetown University analyzes public spending. Sonal Shah from the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University discusses ways to increase effectiveness while reducing cost. Visit the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation on the web at www.DriveImpact.org
According to the Identity Theft Resource center, nearly 700 data breaches were reported in 2014. Sally Greenberg of the National Consumers League addresses consumer protection and privacy. Visit the National Consumers League on the web at www.NCLnet.org