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Mass. adds 13,500 jobs in November

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported Thursday that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November...

Agencies win grants to boost manufacturing careers

Emily Micucci |

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. (NCMDC) said it received a $10,000 grant to conduct outreach and programs to entice young people into advanced manufacturing careers.

Report: Mass. labor force growth aiding outlook

State House News Service |

Massachusetts has the fastest growing population among northeastern states, according to a report released Tuesday that called that development "striking" and a contributing factor to a growing labor...

Baker names labor secretary


Governor-elect Charlie Baker has filled another hole in his cabinet on Friday, naming Next Street founder and president Ron Walker as his secretary of labor and workforce development. Next Street is...

McAnneny to succeed Widmer as Mass. Tax Payers president

State House News Service |

Eileen McAnneny, a veteran of public policy battles on Beacon Hill and a longtime advocate for business interests, will succeed Michael Widmer as president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Survey: CFOs say lower morale, productivity biggest cost of poor hiring

A recent survey of chief financial officers indicates that lower staff morale, not the cost of replacement, is the greatest concern when dealing with a bad hire.

These numbers can erase that ‘Grinch-y’ feeling

No one likes to enter the holiday season in a foul mood. The change in the weather and the disappearing daylight are enough to keep you down in December.

Cashing in on culture to boost business

Sam Bonacci |

More governments and nonprofit groups across Central Massachusetts are focusing on culture and the arts as money-making cornerstones capable of anchoring entire neighborhoods while making cities more...

MassEcon honors 3 Central Mass. companies

Affordable Interior Systems, Inc. of Leominster, Quest Diagnostics of Marlborough, and Pall Life Sciences of Westborough were among 18 companies from across the state honored by MassEcon this week...

U.S. job growth strong for Nov.


The U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

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