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Worcester County job gains: 6,000 year over year

Rick Saia |

Employers in Worcester County added more than 6,000 net jobs between September of last year and last month, part of a nearly 49,000-job gain statewide, according to data from the Patrick...

Fed report cites ‘mixed’ N.E. economic picture

MICHAEL NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The latest snapshot of the regional economy paints a “mixed picture,” according to the Federal Reserve Bank, with retailers reporting flat to moderate sales increases while tourism sector...

Mass. adds 9,400 jobs; unemployment up slightly

John Agoglia |

Rebounding from a weak August, when the state lost nearly 5,000 jobs, Massachusetts employers bounced back in September, adding 9,400 jobs, the Patrick administration announced Thursday.

ADP: Confidence among mid-size firms mixed

Most owners of mid-size businesses in the United States are confident their industries will perform better over the next year, but they’re not as confident about the economy, according to the...

Mass. panel pushes for women in workforce

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A state task force charged with finding ways to boost women in the workforce wants companies to increase flexible scheduling, actively recruit and promote women to senior positions, and find ways for...

Mass. business owners' confidence steady

Massachusetts business owners' confidence in their businesses held steady in September, although confidence in state and national conditions remained less positive, according to the Associated...

Starting salaries to rise 3.8% in 2015, survey finds

Starting salaries for professional occupations in the United States are projected to increase an average of 3.8 percent next year, with those in technology-related fields expected to make out best,...

Job growth rebounds; unemployment hits 6-year low

John Agoglia |

Hiring in America rebounded last month with 248,000 jobs added in September, up from the adjusted growth of 180,000 jobs in August – and beating the 12-month average growth of 213,000 jobs per...

Mass. lost 5,300 jobs in August

John Agoglia |

Massachusetts lost 5,300 jobs in August, causing the unemployment rate to rise to 5.8 percent, with the since-resolved ownership dispute at the Market Basket grocery store chain apparently playing a...

Business group supports sick leave referendum

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Question 4, which Democrats are promoting as a wedge issue in this year's race for governor, got a jolt of support Thursday as 200 business officials officially backed the proposal aimed at...

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