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Julie Crowley: From top to bottom, getting it done


Julie Crowley puts in her time working with a board of local industry leaders to develop a curriculum around quality and mechatronics, or mechanical engineering for Mount Wachusett Community College.

Mass. unemployment at 15-year low


The Massachusetts unemployment rate in September fell to 3.6 percent, its lowest level since June 2001.

A bold, smart step forward for solar incentive programs

At the end of September, the state unveiled its latest solar incentive program that would replace the SREC (solar renewable energy credit) program, get rid of the need to constantly raise the...

MetroWest has champagne problems


The annual MetroWest survey finds employers see strong economy but need new employees to keep the good times rolling.

Business confidence rises


Business confidence in Massachusetts ended a three-month slump in September, ticking upwards based in part on optimism among non-manufacturing companies.

Marlborough unemployment falls 44% in four years

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough's unemployment rate fell to 3.2 percent in August, marking a 44 percent decrease since August of 2012.

400 layoffs spur $2.6M for retraining

Sam Bonacci |

Following 400 employee layoffs from companies including Bose, EMC and Staples, the U.S. Department of Labor has approved a grant for just over $2.5 million for retraining of impacted employees.

Worcester ranked worst city for people with disabilities

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester was ranked as the worst place for a person with disabilities to live out of the nation's 150 most populated cities.

How to create a learning culture


Crafting a culture of learning within your organization goes deeper than a seminar or Skype presentation. It means to create organizational practices and processes that hold development of knowledge...

UPS hiring 696 in Central Mass.

Sam Bonacci |

As the temperature drops and the holiday season closes in, UPS is ramping up its hiring and looking for an additional 696 employees in the Central Massachusetts region.

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