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The good news garage: getting people moving in rural Vermont
Lutheran Social Services of New England offers eligible low-income or unemployed individuals access to donated automobiles, in order to overcome a major barrier to finding and maintaining employment in rural areas.
When motivation means opportunity: training for real jobs
Vermont and New Hampshire companies needing workers with specialized skills are turning to Vermont HITEC?s training programs. The organization works with companies to screen the unemployed and underemployed for motivation and to train them for guaranteed, well-paid jobs.
Rural labor markets in New England: the case of Vermont
Jane Knodell of the University of Vermont highlights the increasing "job gap" and the problems rural workers face in obtaining a "living wage," despite the drop in official unemployment.
Improving opportunities for Abenaki youth
After generations of neglect, Vermont?s Abenaki Indians are getting academic and personal support in high school and attending college, thanks to Ken Maskell and Jeff Benay.