DEVELOPMENT

Skanksa USA has started construction on its $128-million, 225,000-square-foot mixed-use building, Two Drydock in the Seaport. Upon completion at the end of next year, the project will include office space on the upper floors, 9,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, a 12,000 square feet public plaza, a fitness center and 7,500 square-foot-rooftop terrace. Read more at BisNow.

 

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Back Bay Development Group and SSG Development announced that 30 percent of the 82 Vita condos currently under construction at Washington Street and Brookley Road in Jamaica Plain have been sold more than a year out from the project’s anticipated completion. Read more at Curbed Boston.

 

INNOVATION

Boston-based Toast Inc. has raised $115 million in its Series D funding round, led by a group at T. Rowe Price. The tech startups cloud-based software helps restaurants manage checkouts, inventory and analyze sales data. Read more at the Boston Business Journal.

 

STARTUPS

Atlanta-based Bomgar is set to acquire Avecto, a UK company with a 10,000-square-foot location in Somerville’s Assembly Row that currently employs 63 people. The global private cybersecurity will incorporate Avecto’s technology to its existing software protection offerings. Read more at American Innovation.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Data from the Department of Labor shows the number of available jobs outpaced the number of unemployed workers last month with 6.64 million open positions and 6 million people collecting unemployment. The Department also found that a record number people are quitting their jobs, which is seen as a positive sign. Read more at AP News.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

An analysis conducted by Savingforcollege.com found that while the average student loan debt upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2016 (the last year for which government data is available) has increased just one percent since 2012, their parents’ debt for loans that went to assist with paying for their education increased a whopping 19.2 percent. Read more at Market Watch.