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MWCC opens dental assistant enrollment

Mount Wachusett Community College is dropping selective enrollment requirements for its dental assisting certificate.

$315M healthcare overhaul proposed by Baker

State House News Service |

Employers would be counted on to pay $200 million more a year over the next two years to help pay for rising expenses in the state's $16.6 billion Medicaid program.

Worcester added 7,760 jobs in a year

The Worcester metropolitan area added 7,760 jobs over the course of a year, while the area’s unemployment rate increased by 0.4 percentage points, according to the latest estimates Tuesday from...

Volunteers bring comfort, optimization to local hospitals

Emily Micucci |

Local hospitals are served by thousands of volunteers, who have a real impact on patients, and the bottom line.

Disability services company expanding in Worcester

A Worcester housing services, adult foster care, and employment assistance company is adding a second location, the company confirmed Friday.

Mass. unemployment rises to 4.2%

Brad Kane |

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts rose to 4.2 percent in May -- up from 3.9 percent in April -- as the state added 2,900 jobs, according to an announcement Thursday from the state Executive...

McGovern 'ashamed' of low SNAP benefits

State House News Service |

As President Donald Trump is proposing to cut funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Worcester Congressman Jim McGovern is instead floating the idea of investing more into food...

Lampin emphasizes a strong workforce

Through its compensation package and 100-percent employee ownership, Lampin Corp. of Uxbridge is focused on recruiting and retaining the strongest possible workforce.

Mass. has 4th best economy in U.S.

High employment in technology sectors and a lofty median household income pushed Massachusetts near the top of a WalletHub ranking of state economies in the U.S.

From Templeton to Gardner to Orange, Seaman makes paper in C. Mass

Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.'s paper products can be found everywhere from restaurants to gift wrap stores. The Gardner company, which has 350 employees, makes its products at three...

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