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Forum To Discuss Strategy For Saving Jobs When Small Businesses Close


      Massachusetts loses an average of 42,000 jobs a year due to small business closings.

      A nonprofit organization in Springfield is hosting a forum today to look at a strategy to save the jobs by selling the businesses to the employees.  

       It is taking place at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at 60 Congress Street, Springfield.

       The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Fred Rose, co-director of the Wellspring Cooperatives.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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