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Pittsfield Career Fair Sees Increase In Employers
By Andy McKeever On: 03:44PM / Thursday April 26, 2012
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The career fair had a "different feel" this year with a wide range of opportunities.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce's annual career fair saw an increase in both employers and prospective employees on Thursday bringing the event back to what it used to be.

"It's really encouraging to see this many employers," Christine Hoyt, director of programs and events for the chamber, said in the midst of the fair at Berkshire Hills Country Club. "There are 54 employers, which is an increase of 12 from last year."

In recent years, the chamber has had an average of 40 to 45 employers whereas five years ago more than 50 would attend, Hoyt said.

She added that the number and types of jobs seemed to have changed as well. While there was no official count of the number of jobs, Hoyt said that there are a wide range of the type of jobs available in the county now.

"It does feel dramatically different," Hoyt said. "It's good to see career opportunities."

The jobs ranged from seasonal to full-time professional positions.

Despite the county's unemployment rate decreasing in recent months from 8.1 percent in January to 6.7 percent in March, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, hundreds of job seekers attended the fair - many showing up early.

"We had 110 job seekers come through in the first hour... that's a high number," Hoyt said.

Employers said they had seen more "young professionals" looking for a different job than in previous years when the majority of the attendees were unemployed altogether.


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Defense Contract To Benefit Pittsfield Workers
Staff Reports On: 03:06PM / Thursday April 26, 2012
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The missile was once considered the most important part of the country's nuclear arsenal.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $237 million contract to a Cambridge company, who will perform 42 percent of the work in the city.

Charles Stark Draper Laboratories was awarded the contract on Wednesday to help build Trident II missile guidance systems for the Navy. The system is an inertial guidance that sends steering commands to the missile during launch.

The work is expected to be completed by September 30, 2016 with 27 percent of the work being completed in Cambridge, 22.3 percent in Clearwater, Fla., 7 percent in  El Segundo, Calif. and 2 percent in Tarrytown, N.Y. Pittsfield will be performing the bulk of the work.

The company also received a similar $494 million contract in December of 2010 but only 11 percent of that work was set to be completed in Pittsfield.

The work is performed by employees at General Dynamics, Raytheon and Draper.


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North Adams Dunkin' Doughnuts Closed For Renovations
Staff Reports On: 09:15PM / Wednesday April 25, 2012
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Forget the doughnuts this week. The Dunkin' Donuts at the corner of Union and Eagle streets in North Adams is getting a facelift, including new paving in the parking lot.



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North Adams Carr Hardware Sets Grand Opening
Staff Reports On: 06:35PM / Monday April 23, 2012
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The newly expanded Carr Hardware will hold a grand opening celebration this weekend.

The State Road location had a soft opening in January. The events on Saturday include live music from the band Whiskey City, a ribbon cutting with Mayor Richard Alcombright and state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, a bouncey house for children, prizes, sales and food.

The events start at 11 a.m. with the ribbon cutting at noon on Saturday. The celebration continues on Sunday with featured sales and prizes throughout the day.

Sales on the weekend include the purchase of a bucket and getting 25 percent off everything that can be fit into it. The proceeds of the bucket sale will go to Berkshire Families and Individual Resources. On Sunday, customers can get half off any one item up to $39.99 with a coupon.

The new 10,000-square-foot building at least triple the size of the previous location and will feature 30,000 new items. The location is the former Carbone Auto Sales building and was remodeled.


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Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. Acquires CBT
On: 11:20AM / Friday April 20, 2012
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Michael P. Daly
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Berkshire Bank, completed its acquisition of CBT – The Connecticut Bank and Trust Company, a $280 million bank with eight banking offices serving the Greater Hartford area.
 
CBT has been merged into Berkshire Bank, and the Connecticut offices will operate under the name Berkshire Bank – CBT Region.
 
"We are delighted to welcome the CBT team to the Berkshire Bank family, and we look forward to building on the strong foundation that they have established in Connecticut," Berkshire President and CEO Michael P. Daly said.
 
Berkshire Bank will maintain CBT's visual identity as well as its name. Additionally, David Lentini, former CBT chairman and chief executive officer, has transitioned to Berkshire Bank as Connecticut regional leader.
 
Connecticut Bank and Trust has operated branch offices in Glastonbury, Newington, Rocky Hill, Vernon, West Hartford, Windsor and Hartford. These branches will now operate as Berkshire Bank – CBT Region with full systems conversion occurring later this year.


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