• After 20 Years, Devens Approaches Workforce of 5,000

    After 20 Years, Devens Approaches Workforce of 5,0000

    Employment at Devens, the 4,400-acre, mixed-use community in north-central Massachusetts that has taken shape since Fort Devens closed, has jumped 24 percent over the past two years due to growth in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and professional services. After two decades of redevelopment, total employment among businesses, government agencies and nonprofits at the reuse project managed by MassDevelopment now stands at 4,977, according to a new study by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. Private sector and nonprofit organizations had estimated combined sales of more than $1.4 billion in fiscal 2016 …

  • Task Force Lima Urges Unified Effort to Promote State’s Facilities0

    The Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission last week visited Task Force Lima, the support organization for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in northwestern Ohio, as part of an initiative to protect and attract military employment in the state.
    After visiting each of the state’s military facilities the commission now will start drafting a report to Gov. John Kasich and lawmakers, reported limaohio.com. The task force recommended the report call for a statewide approach to any effort undertaken to protect Ohio’s military installations from a future base closure round. “I think what we’re looking for is the opportunity to … present a united front of Ohio interests,” said Lima Mayor David Berger …

  • Jobs Plan for Army Base Redevelopment to Ensure Workforce from Oakland0

    The Oakland City Council last week approved final language for an agreement with the city’s master developer for the former Oakland Army Base ensuring at least half of the estimated 2,800 construction jobs and 2,000 permanent jobs the project is expected to generate go to local residents. The project labor agreement with Prologis and California Capital & Investment Group also requires that at least 25 percent of employees used for the project be apprentice-level workers, and that all apprentices be Oakland residents …