|Telemarketer Signs Lease On Historic Pittsfield Building|
07:21PM / Monday, April 08, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A business-to-business telemarketing company is leasing the historic Wollison-Shipton building on North Street and bringing at least a half-dozen new jobs.
Premium Marketing Enterprises Corp. signed a least last week to occupy office space in the 125-year-old building. The company, established in 1998, connects businesses in the technical, software and insurance fields by generating leads. The company already works with agencies such as Travelers Insurance and Nationwide.
"It's direct contact marketing. We're not calling people at their home. We're connecting business to business," founder Mike
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|Berkshire Enterprises Offering Free Entrepeneurial Training Program|
|10:34AM / Wednesday, March 27, 2013|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Enterprises announced that it will offer a free 20-week entrepreneurial training program for displaced workers.
The new training program will begin April 16. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The program aims to help people learn and conduct market research to test out their business ideas. The program is being revised to cover all areas of writing a plan to delveloping the idea and marketing strategy. The training includes basic financial projections.
Interested unemployed workers can contact Steve Fogel, program director of Berkshire Enterprises, at
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|North Adams City Hall Seeking Part-Time Planner|
05:40PM / Wednesday, March 13, 2013
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is looking for a part-time planner to help with the completion of the master plan and in implementing it.
Mayor Richard Alcombright had stated his intention last month to fill the post as soon as possible. He said a planner will be essential to bringing the city's zoning and ordinances into alignment with the master plan and in researching and writing grants.
The city hasn't had a master plan in some 40 years. The mayor has said he wants to put economic and community development in the forefront, and putting more support into the community development office will be necessary to achieve the master plan's goals.
The city hopes
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|North Adams Walmart Hiring for New Supercenter|
|11:55AM / Friday, March 01, 2013|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Walmart is holding a job fair on Wednesday, March 6, to hire for the new Walmart Supercenter being constructed on Curran Highway.
The company is expected to hire some 85 associates. According to store manager Alexis Bartos, the openings will be for both full- and part-time associates.
Previous reports put the total number of workers needed for the new 160,000 square foot structure at about 300. The more than 170 employees at the current store, also on Curran Highway, were to move to the new location without having to reapply for their jobs.
"We are excited that relocating our store will bring additional jobs with great career opportunities
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|Summer Adds Seasonal Jobs Statewide in June|
|09:37AM / Tuesday, July 24, 2012|
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development on Tuesday reported that the June 2012 seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were down in the Barnstable, Fall River, Nantucket and Tisbury areas; unchanged in the Pittsfield area; and up in the other seventeen areas over the month. Over the year, the rates are down in all 22 labor areas.
The Pittsfield metro area saw the addition of 300 jobs over May; both the North Adams and Great Barrington labor market areas also saw a jump in seasonal jobs.
In June 2012, over-the-month job gains occurred in eight of the 12 areas that estimates are published because of seasonal increases. The largest gains occurred in
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