WBJournal | Economy & Labor http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Economy & Labor en-us <![CDATA[Report: $15 minimum wage impact 40% of Worcester workers]]> 2018-01-18T16:52:35
Raising the Massachusetts' minimum wage to $15 per hour would hurt bus
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<![CDATA[Mass. loses 500 jobs in December, gained 63K in 2017]]> 2018-01-18T11:18:44
The state unemployment rate dropped slightly in the final month of 201
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<![CDATA[Best Employee Services in 2018]]> 2018-01-08T06:00:00
Where are the best business schools or financial planning services? Ou
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<![CDATA[Movers & shakers]]> 2018-01-08T06:00:00
PAUL MATHISEN is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's new sustainability
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<![CDATA[Economic growth is a community-driven process ]]> 2018-01-08T06:00:00
Economic development is not a profession. It is a process, an amalgama
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<![CDATA[Eversource to lower rates after new tax law]]> 2018-01-04T17:00:59
Some Eversource customers who braced for higher charges could end up p
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<![CDATA[Worcester consulting firm acquired by NYC company]]> 2018-01-04T10:07:19
A private New York City consulting firm has acquired Worcester employe
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<![CDATA[Worcester-area unemployment steady at 3.5%]]> 2017-12-27T10:42:34
The Worcester-area unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent
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<![CDATA[FSU biotech ops degree to focus on business, finance]]> 2017-12-26T12:53:10
Framingham State University will start a new master in business admini
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<![CDATA[WBJ readers expect mild economic growth in 2018]]> 2017-12-25T06:00:00
The motto of the Central Massachusetts business community might as wel
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<![CDATA[Biomanufacturing, recreational cannabis and beer will highlight a big year for manufacturing]]> 2017-12-25T06:00:00
Although biomanufacturing has been a bit slow to take hold in the regi
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<![CDATA[Central Mass. colleges will face funding, recruiting challenges in 2018]]> 2017-12-25T06:00:00
Smaller campuses may struggle with declining interest from internation
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<![CDATA[Mass. unemployment falls to 3.6 percent]]> 2017-12-22T11:45:49
Thanks to a 7,300 rise in jobs added in Massachusetts last month, the
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<![CDATA[Job fair to aid 300-plus hurricane evacuees]]> 2017-12-22T11:03:05
After a devastating hurricane season in the Caribbean, the city and th
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<![CDATA[Clean energy sector adds more jobs]]> 2017-12-21T09:39:40
The clean energy industry added over 4,000 new jobs in the past year,
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2017-12-21T09:39:40 /ARTICLE/20171221/NEWS01/171229984 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20171221/NEWS01/171229984/AR/0/AR-171229984.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Worcester's Allegro Microsystems expands NH facility]]> 2017-12-20T11:29:55
Worcester-based Allegro Microsystems has begun a 15,000-square-foot ex
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<![CDATA[Medical device tax to return]]> 2017-12-14T10:54:11
The failure of Republicans in Congress this year to repeal the Afforda
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2017-12-14T10:54:11 /ARTICLE/20171214/NEWS01/171219979 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20171214/NEWS01/171219979/AR/0/AR-171219979.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Central Mass. receives $40,000 grant for paid STEM internships]]> 2017-12-13T10:17:04
The Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board and the city of W
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<![CDATA[WPI's Leshin is highest-paid private-college president in Central Mass.]]> 2017-12-12T11:25:37
Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie Leshin made $764,400
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<![CDATA[Movers & Shakers]]> 2017-12-11T06:00:00
Lampin Corp., Provo Wealth Management and Worcester Art Museum are amo
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