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Cumberland CEO a panelist at White House worker summit

Ari Haseotes, president and CEO of Framingham-based Cumberland Farms, participated in a White House panel discussion about employer strategy for managing workers.

Marlborough touts gains as MetroWest employment centers beat state jobs figures

Emily Micucci |

What a difference three years can make.

Long-term unemployed looking for hiring protections


Some long-term unemployed workers and training professionals came to the State House Wednesday to lobby lawmakers on two bills that would prohibit employers from making hiring decisions on certain...

U.S. jobs report disappoints for September

Carol McDonald |

While the national unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent in September, the number of jobs gained was low at 142,000. Further, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sharply revised downward its...

Marlborough Hospital launches 'nicotine-free' hiring policy

Carol McDonald |

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital has announced that beginning today it will have a nicotine-free hiring policy for new employees.

Non-clinical health care job growth in Massachusetts, by the numbers

We reviewed the fastest-growing jobs in both short-term outlook, 2014-2016, and long-term outlook, 2012-2022 in Massachusetts (see charts). Just to establish a benchmark: the marker for...

Study: Coffee brews up productive workers

Sam Bonacci |

According to a recent study, 37 percent of the American workforce say they can't even get dressed for work without their first cup of coffee.

Consumer sentiment index improves

The University of Michigan’s final consumer sentiment index for September rose to 87.2 in September, beating the reading of 85.7 earlier in the month.

The business of autism support

Emily Micucci |

Maintaining work-life balance is challenging for any parent, but for those who have children with autism, the problem is compounded.

State's jobless rate holds at 4.7 percent

Carol McDonald |

The state's unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in August while Massachusetts picked up 7,200 jobs, according to preliminary estimates from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce...

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