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Economist: Low unemployment rate unsustainable

Brad Kane |

At the Economic Forecast Forum on Friday in Worcester, the senior policy advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston said the national unemployment rate is unsustainably low, possibly leading to...

Fidelity Bank to give raises, bonuses after tax cuts

Zachary Comeau |

Because of the federal tax changes, Fidelity Bank in Leominster said on Wednesday it is raising its minimum wage to $15 and is giving staff members below the level of vice president a $500 bonus.

Amazon HQ2 in Mass. could require legislation, Baker says

State House News Service |

Amazon doesn't quite fit into the state's current set of job-boosting programs, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who raised the idea Thursday of legislation tailored to suit the tech giant's needs.

Milford-area lawmakers working to help shuttered bottling plant workers

Zachary Comeau |

If efforts to prevent the closure of a beer bottle plant and the loss of 250 jobs are not successful, Milford's Statehouse delegation is working to help workers with relocation and training.

JetBlue workers threaten strike at Logan

State House News Service |

Hundreds of workers employed by JetBlue subcontractors at Logan Airport have voted to strike, citing alleged intimidation and threats over their attempts to organize as union members.

Power grid solutions needed to avoid blackouts

GORDON VAN WELIE |

The challenges to power system reliability require action from policymakers, regulators and the energy industry.

Movers & Shakers

Bowditch & Dewey and Solect Energy were just a few Central Mass. companies announcing new hires in January.

Central Mass. firms praise GOP tax savings

Zachary Comeau |

Although all the ramifications are yet to be realized, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Republican-backed tax overhaul Congress passed almost entirely along party lines in December, has led to local...

Boardroom Gap: Women vastly underrepresented in Central Mass. corporate leadership

Grant Welker |

A three-month WBJ investigation into 75 prominent Central Massachusetts business organizations found women comprise a disproportionately low percentage of senior executives and board seats.

New Hampshire denies Canadian hydrpower transmission project

State House News Serivce |

A permit that the Northern Pass project had been counting on was denied by New Hampshire site evaluators on Thursday, jeopardizing the Bay State's newly minted plan to transmit hydropower from Quebec...

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