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January 9th, 2013

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Made in Mass: Local Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities (Part 3)

Picking up where we left off yesterday in the examination of the Boston Globe online feature, “Products made in Massachusetts,” to see which ones might provide good employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Alden Rowing Shells This Boxborough manufacturer of recreational and competitive rowing shells and accessories is frequently credited as making the sport accessible [...]

January 8th, 2013

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Made in Mass: Local Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities (Part 2)

Today, we continue looking at manufacturing companies listed in the Boston Globe online feature, “Products made in Massachusetts,” to find where people with disabilities might be a good fit for employment opportunities. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Much like HP Hood, the HR department for this Lexington drug manufacturer uses inclusive phrasing (“Reasonable accommodations may be made to [...]

January 7th, 2013

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Made in Mass: Local Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities (Part 1)

Advocates for people with disabilities have focused a great deal of their recent efforts to boost employment opportunities for these individuals on the manufacturing sector. Labor Department officials and business leaders across the U.S. worked hard in 2012 to make the case that hiring these individuals, either through contract service organizations or as full-time employees, [...]

December 21st, 2012

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Massachusetts Biotech Company Makes Case for Outsourcing to Americans

Vertex is building a new drug manufacturing facility on its Cambridge campus, citing the competitive advantage of insourcing its production versus sending jobs overseas in a December 14 article for the online business and technology publication, Xconomy. In “Build It In the Back Yard: Why We Need American Manufacturing,” Brian Patrick Quinn constructs a scenario [...]

December 20th, 2012

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10,000 Manufacturing Jobs Available in Massachusetts Every Year

A combination of economic growth and aging workforce should lead to 100,000 job openings in Massachusetts’ manufacturing operations over the next decade, according to a new report. This article in the December 2 edition of the Gloucester Daily Times reports on the first meeting of a group of Massachusetts executives, experts, and officials called the [...]

December 19th, 2012

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Innovations in Product Design Spur Outsourcing to Americans

James Fallows’ article, “Mr. China Comes to America” is the second of two in-depth examinations of U.S. manufacturing using offshore labor found in the December issue of The Atlantic. Like his counterpart, Charles Fishman, Fallows sees outsourcing to Americans as a growing trend for the manufacturing sector. In his vision of the future, the resurgence [...]

December 18th, 2012

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The Atlantic Examines Growing Trend of Outsourcing to Americans

Two articles in the December 2012 issue of The Atlantic magazine find positive signs that manufacturing jobs could be returning to America after years of being outsourced to other countries. It’s a trend that could result in more employment opportunities for people with disabilities through contract service work or full-time employment. Charles Fishman spends a [...]

November 26th, 2012

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Contract Services for People With Disabilities Branching Out

Dollar stores and call centers are two job areas where people with disabilities are finding more work these days, according to the recent article, “Disabled workers can be an asset in the workplace, if given a chance,” by Olivera Perkins of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Organizations like the Board of Developmental Disabilities in Cuyahoga have [...]

November 14th, 2012

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Outsourcing to Americans Remains a Hot Topic in Post-Election Fallout

Several post-mortem analyses of the 2012 presidential election have credited the Obama campaign for its portrayal of Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer-in-chief” in the minds of voters who were concerned about American jobs. Aides to the GOP candidate attempted to draw distinctions between the practice of sending jobs overseas and contracting with other American companies [...]

October 24th, 2012

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Presidential Candidates Discuss Outsourcing to Americans in Context of Foreign Policy

Historically, foreign policy topics in presidential debates revolve around questions about which candidate would better support our allies and act tougher toward our enemies. But in the 21st century, any discussion of international relations has to incorporate the impact of the global economy. So once Republican nominee Mitt Romney answered one of moderator Bob Schieffer’s [...]

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