WBJournal | Economy & Labor http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Economy & Labor en-us <![CDATA[Worcester-area unemployment at 3.6%]]> 2018-06-19T11:35:35
The Worcester-area unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in May, a
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<![CDATA[Mass. unemployment remains at 3.5%]]> 2018-06-15T11:00:27
Massachusetts unemployment rate has been at 3.5 percent for eight stra
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<![CDATA[Tipped workers campaign for higher minimum wage]]> 2018-06-13T11:26:03
The cupcakes are complimentary, but the restaurant workers and activis
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<![CDATA[Forum discusses workplace addiction amid opioid crisis, pot law changes]]> 2018-06-12T11:40:11
A public health expert, health commissioner, employment lawyer and oth
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<![CDATA[10 THINGS I know about... Creating a truly diverse workplace]]> 2018-06-11T10:25:46
Understand why it's important. Inclusion is not just the right thing t
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<![CDATA[Seven Hills, WAM ink five-year program to showcase disabled artists]]> 2018-06-08T11:37:03
A new partnership between the Worcester Art Museum and Seven Hills Fou
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<![CDATA[CCC chair: go buy pot on July 1]]> 2018-06-05T11:02:03
The chair of the Cannabis Control Commission made the case Sunday for
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<![CDATA[DeLeo: Unions should be protected barring SCOTUS ruling]]> 2018-06-04T10:36:44
House Speaker Robert DeLeo said the House is ready to act if the U.S.
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<![CDATA[101: Finding talent]]> 2018-06-04T06:00:00
Hiring is never an easy task for an employer – especially if a r
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<![CDATA[State consumer confidence down from winter]]> 2018-06-01T11:22:58
Consumer confidence in Massachusetts has declined since the winter, mo
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<![CDATA[Marijuana grower seeks 1M-plus-sf Charlton facility]]> 2018-05-25T09:55:27
A marijuana grower in Charlton is seeking town and community approval
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<![CDATA[Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5% ]]> 2018-05-18T11:29:26
For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has rema
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<![CDATA[Time to get smart on Mass. sales tax ]]> 2018-05-14T06:00:00
The Massachusetts economy is continuing to strengthen. Since the state
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<![CDATA[Mass. trails country in economic growth]]> 2018-05-03T10:58:17
Economic growth in Massachusetts slowed in the first quarter and trail
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<![CDATA[Greater Worcester economy grows 2.3%]]> 2018-05-02T11:52:33
According to an Assumption College economics professor, the Greater Wo
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<![CDATA[Worcester-area unemployment fell to 4% in March]]> 2018-05-01T11:02:32
The Worcester-area unemployment rate decreased to 4 percent in March,
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<![CDATA[Set up a proper intern program]]> 2018-04-30T06:00:00
While it's hard to imagine summer is right around the corner, certain
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<![CDATA[Wegmans opens first-of-its-kind Natick store]]> 2018-04-27T17:05:03
Wegmans didn't quite know what to expect opening its Natick Mall locat
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<![CDATA[Worcester shop owner sentenced to 8 months for food stamp fraud]]> 2018-04-26T09:17:41
The owner of Esther's Fashion Paradise, who pleaded guilty last year t
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<![CDATA[Kennedy Community Health Center a leader on LGBTQ equality]]> 2018-04-18T14:16:47
The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, based in Worcester, has
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