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Worcester area added 1,000 jobs in June

Laura Finaldi |

The Worcester metropolitan area, which includes parts of Central Massachusetts and Connecticut, added 1,000 jobs in the month of June, according to the latest state data released Tuesday.

Seeing the whole economic development picture

Yes, Hanover didn't create the 225 jobs required for its 5-percent tax break on the improvements to its Lincoln Street headquarters (largely due to the economic downturn), but having the company make...

Despite company shortcomings, Worcester kept tax breaks in place

Grant Welker |

In the last five years, 75% of Worcester tax breaks were successful, but the city kept the benefits even for almost all missing their goals.

A $24M development, 111 years in the making

Grant Welker |

After a $24-million renovation over a year and a half, Yarn Works at 1428 Main St. is now open with 96 units of mixed-income housing.

Mass. unemployment reaches 4.3% in June

Massachusetts added 10,000 jobs in June as the statewide unemployment rate ticked slightly upward to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in May.

MWCC launches vet tech degree

Mount Wachusett Community College is now accepting applications for a new veterinary technician program it says will help train people for high-demand jobs.

Tufts nurses launch one-day strike

State House News Service |

The 1,200 registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center are on strike until 6:59 a.m. Thursday in what their union said is the largest nurses' strike in Massachusetts history.

UMass Medical School to improve Missouri disability system

Emily Micucci |

Missouri's largest retirement system for government workers is partnering with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester to enhance the employee disability certification process.

Mass. improves on manufacturing indicators

Despite an average overall score, manufacturing in Massachusetts improved in several categories between 2016 and 2017.

Civil legal aid getting no increase in budget

State House News Service |

Civil legal aid supporters say 57,000 low-income people who are eligible for assistance are turned away each year and are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker not to veto funding from an annual state budget...

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