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January 27th, 2008

What's hot, what's not

Abstract:
In the Merrimack Valley, which has lost 10,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, the buzz is about nanotechnology, the use of microscopic particles in manufacturing, which carries the promise of economic growth. The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, which is building an $80 million science center, is a major research center for the technology. The local employment board hopes to partner with the college to identify training needs for the future workforce.

"That's where the jobs of the future are going to be concentrated," said Fred Carberry, executive director of the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board. "It holds the potential to have a positive effect on the entire Merrimack Valley."

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