WWLP: N.E. Council President stresses job growth
As originally appearing in WWLP 22 Springfield

Important areas: science, technology, and math

By Anders Keitz

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield met Wednesday to discuss the local economy and current issues in Congress.

President of the New England Council, James Brett, spoke about the growing economy and the immigration bill before the Senate.

He stressed the importance of filling jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math areas in New England.

And despite Springfield’s unemployment rate of 10.2 percent as of April, Brett told 22News we are heading in the right direction.

“If you look at the overall numbers of jobs that have been recovered since the massive devastating recession, Massachusetts has done well and New England has done well,” President of the N.E. Council James Brett said.

Brett continued to say local business owners need to be engaged and let their representatives know what legislation is important to them.

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