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Paid family leave bill to move forward


A bill establishing paid family and medical leave hit a potentially costly speed bump Saturday, but the issue remains alive and will reemerge before the Senate next weekend.

Mass employers added more than 48K in first half of 2016


Massachusetts employers have added more than 48,000 jobs this year, tempering to some extent the concerns over global economic headwinds and sluggish growth in state tax revenues.

Senate to advance family and medical leave bill


The Senate on Tuesday teed up for debate bills dealing with family and medical leave, human trafficking, and drunk driving, setting the table for a rare Saturday session.

Colleges, bars top Worcester's Uber destinations

Sam Bonacci |

As Uber continues its Central Massachusetts expansion, it has released the most requested locations in Worcester, with the city's colleges and bars rounding out the list.

Central Mass. awarded $4M for manufacturing training

Sam Bonacci |

A consortium of community colleges has received a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant that will provide training for 400 people in advanced manufacturing Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties.

MassMEP president steps aside after working towards specialization

John McIntyre |

As Jack Healy prepares to step down from his role at MassMEP, he reflects back on the changing nature of manufacturing in Massachusetts.

Movers & Shakers

Gathered here are the latest hires and promotions in Central Massachusetts.

The human need for recognition in the workplace

ERIC MOSLEY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

In today's fast-paced and competitive workplace, employees crave recognition and validation for their efforts. A "thank you" still goes a long way, but today's employees want...

10 Things I Know About...Hiring people with disabilities

Maureen Gallagher |

Maureen Gallagher, the executive director of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, walks through ten things she knows about hiring people with disabilities.

Worcester incomes stagnate compared to statewide growth

Sam Bonacci |

Incomes of typical households in Worcester have barely grown even though the state's median wage has grown significantly over the last 37 years, according to a new study by MassBudget.

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