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Nonprofit hiring expectations outpace private sector

Sam Bonacci |

A study has found that nearly 60 percent of nonprofits plan to hire in 2016, which is not only up from 2015 but exceeds the 36 percent of private companies that are planning to hire.

Biz group warns against costly health care amendments


Nine business groups have raised issues with what they describe as costly health care amendments set to be debated by House members.

New Red Cross director seeks blue-skies funding

The new executive director of the American Red Cross' Central Massachusetts chapter is looking to expand fundraising in non-disaster times.

Worcester firm wins MassHealth appeal for deceased client

Laura Finaldi |

A Massachusetts Superior Court decision upholding MassHealth's decision to terminate an elderly woman's long-term care benefits overturned by the state Appeals Court last week.

ReWalk exoskeleton's health benefits touted in new study

Sam Bonacci |

A new meta-study has found that 76 percent of patients involved in numerous studies of the ReWalk exoskeleton system were ultimately able to walk with no help from anyone else.

Mass. job growth slows; unemployment low


Job growth in Massachusetts has slowed, with 22,000 jobs added over the past year, but the state's jobless rate remains low and employers added 6,900 jobs in March.

Mass. hospitals support new tax with certain conditions


Massachusetts hospitals say they can get behind what they describe as a $250 million tax on hospitals recommended by Gov. Charlie Baker, but only if certain conditions are met.

Vocational education key to workforce

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

While concerns like health care and energy costs, taxes and burdensome regulations are often raised by businesses, by far the single biggest issue raised is the need for a trained, motivated and...

Jobs bill aims to bridge skills gap


If Massachusetts is to continue to nurture its economy and remain competitive on a national and international scale, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday, it must address the workforce skills gap.

TD Bank: Millennials competitive about wealth

Sam Bonacci |

A new survey by TD Bank has found although millennials face economic hurdles, they are still focused on “making it” financially before their peers.

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