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Construction, hospitality, scientific jobs among the 29,000 gained in 2017

Massachusetts lost 6,100 jobs in January, but the unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent.

Baker signs OSHA bill for public workers

State House News Service |

All public workers in Massachusetts will operate under the same safety standards as their private sector counterparts under legislation that Gov. Charlie Baker has signed.

MTD Micro Molding hires for personality, trains later

Zachary Comeau |

MTD Micro Molding, a medical-focused micro mold manufacturing company in Charlton recently took home some hardware from the Plastics News Executive Forum in Naples, Fla.

Boardroom Gap: Financial & cultural pressures creating more gender diversity

Grant Welker |

Business leadership is moving toward gender equality through legislation, advocacy, investors pushing for the value of diversity, and pressure stemming from the #MeToo movement.

Worcester chamber urges voke-tech support

Zachary Comeau |

A statewide coalition of educators, businesspeople and community organizations including the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce are urging the Massachusetts Legislature to expand access to career...

Drug trafficking conviction would bar employment in legal pot industry

State House News Service |

People with a prior conviction for trafficking in drugs other than marijuana will be barred from working in jobs that include access to the plant in the newly-legal marijuana industry, a decision...

Union members rally at Worcester City Hall

Grant Welker |

Dozens of union members in Worcester joined their counterparts across the state Monday in standing up for their rights as workers.

Saint-Gobain strives for a happy workplace

Building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain has been recognized as a top employer in North America by the Top Employers Institute for the third consecutive year for its workplace and employee...

Viewpoint: Nonprofits and for-profits should collaborate


Profits vs. prophets. That is a simplistic way to view the difference between for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. The purpose of a business is to make money for investors, while the...

Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesswomen in leadership feel marginalized

Grant Welker |

Many women in business are often one of few women – if not the only one – in the room, where they feel they aren't treated the same as their male counterparts.

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