Monday, February 5, 2018

In the News: house fire on Warwick Rd; immigration plays role in economy

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Three people escaped and one dog was rescued from a two-alarm fire that ravaged a home on Warwick Road shortly before midnight Saturday. 
Firefighters found heavy fire coming from the garage of a split-level home at 13 Warwick Road after they were called at 11:52 p.m., according to a press release. 
The occupants — one adult and two children — left on their own. The adult was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center to be evaluated, according to the fire department. No other injuries were reported."

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"When he talks about the role immigration plays in the Massachusetts economy, Jeffrey Thielman points to the other side of the world. 
Look at Japan, he says. 
The population of the Pacific island nation is growing old at a tremendous rate - an issue that gave way to an employee shortage in the workforce. In December, the job-to-applicant ratio hit 1:59, essentially indicating there are two jobs available for every person who applies for one, according to a recent Reuters report. 
Thielman, the president and CEO of the International Institute of New England in Boston, said Japan is looking to immigration to solve its workforce woes."

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