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40 Under 40: Michael Herbert

After working as assistant town manager and chief financial officer for three years, Herbert in 2016 was promoted to town manager, orchestrating the increase of the town's bond rating two notches...

40 Under 40: Stephanie Weagle

As part of Corero's executive management team, Weagle leads global marketing for brand, strategic positioning and go-to-market activities.

Mass. biopharma sector grew 34%


Employment in biopharmaceutical manufacturing in Massachusetts grew by 34 percent over the past 10 years.

Worcester unemployment continued decline in July

Sam Bonacci |

The unemployment rate in Worcester continued a downward trend in July, according to the latest numbers from the state.

Mass. has best economy in U.S., mag says

The Massachusetts economy is the strongest in the country, according to rankings compiled by Governing magazine.

Mass. unemployment rate dips to 4.1%


The state's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in July as estimates showed 7,300 Bay State jobs added last month.

Pay Equity Act friendly to plaintiffs

AMANDA MARIE BAER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A look at the new pay equity act by a local lawyer.

Steward, labor union sign three-year contract

Laura Finaldi |

The 175 members of a healthcare workers' union employed at Nashoba Valley Medical Center will see their wages increase as part of a new contract between the union and Steward Health Care System.

Unum launching New England dental coverage through $127M acquisition

Sam Bonacci |

Unum will be launching its own dental coverage offerings throughout the Northeast following the $127-million acquisition of a Louisiana insurance company.

Construction firms fined $2.4M for OT violations

Sam Bonacci |

A Lunenburg construction company and a Framingham company have been ordered to pay $2,359,685 in back wages and damages to 478 employees for misclassifying the bulk of their employees as independent...

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