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Baker offers plan to cap sick leave accrual


Charlie Baker on Wednesday unveiled legislation to cap sick leave accrual at no more than 1,000 hours, or six months of work.

Worcester unemployment falls to 4.2%

Sam Bonacci |

Unemployment in the Worcester metropolitan area dipped by nearly an entire percentage point in April, bringing it to 4.2 percent and representing one of the largest gains in employment in the state.

How to attract Millennials

Lisa Carpino Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

College commencement season is upon us, and graduates will soon flock to the job market looking to launch their careers.

Manufacturers find international success

Laura Finaldi |

Local manufacturers lay out the steps it takes to find success in the international market.

Avoiding illnesses and injuries at work

Vincent Emery |

An expert walks through ten steps to avoid injury and illness while at work.

Mass. added 13,900 jobs in April


Massachusetts employers added 13,900 jobs in April and the state's jobless rate dropped two ticks to 4.2 percent, state officials reported Thursday morning.

State economy on 'precarious footing'

Sam Bonacci |

While economic indicators are generally positive for the state, the latest report from MassBenchmarks said that the state is in a precarious position because of the uncertain outlook of the global...

Mass. lawmakers advance millionaires tax


Massachusetts lawmakers voted 135-57 Wednesday to advance a constitutional amendment designed to generate $1.9 billion for education and transportation by assessing a new 4 percent surtax on...

High tech is 46 percent of Mass. payroll

Sam Bonacci |

Massachusetts' high-tech sector is directly or indirectly responsible for 35 percent of all jobs in the state, 46 percent of the state's total payroll and 31 percent of the state's gross state...

Worcester economy expands in first quarter of 2016

The economy of the Worcester area showed growth in the first quarter of 2016, according to the Worcester Economic Index (WEI).

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