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Worcester employment grew 0.8%

The Worcester metropolitan area added just 2,300 jobs between April 2016 and 2017, according to new state data released Tuesday, while the Boston area added more than 42,000 jobs.

Mass. unemployment inched up in April

Laura Finaldi |

The Massachusetts economy added 3,900 jobs in April, as the statewide unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9 percent.

More companies seeking employees with autism

Emily Micucci |

Major companies in the past few years have launched hiring initiatives aimed at recruiting people with autism spectrum disorder, adapting the interview process and work environments to meet their...

Putts & More focuses on work opportunities for disabled adults

Looking for a place where they could provide steady employment for adult children with developmental disabilities, the Giammarinaros three years ago took over ownership of a two-year dormant...

Nurses: too many patients hurts quality of care

State House News Service |

Massachusetts nurses believe patient safety and quality of care are declining amid increased patient counts for nurses and health care corporatization, and the nurses union is weighing a 2018 ballot...

After record year, Worcester economy dips in 2017

Following its best year since the Great Recession, the Worcester economy dipped slightly in the first quarter of 2017, as unemployment rose, according to the Worcester Economic Index from Assumption...

Mass. is 6th best for working moms

It's hard to be a working mom, but it's easier in Massachusetts than it is in most other states, according to a new WalletHub study.

Mass. biz confidence drops for first time in 8 months

State House News Service |

After reaching a level of confidence in March not seen among Massachusetts businesses since 2004, employers in April took a slightly more dim view of the economy and their prospects, the Associated...

Mass. economy contracted in first quarter

State House News Service |

Slow growth in the U.S. economy made headlines over the last few days but in Massachusetts the economy over the first quarter of 2017 actually contracted, hamstrung by stalled wage and salary income...

Local companies win Mass. SBA honors

An abrasives maker and an information-technology solutions provider were both recognized as businesses of the year from the Massachusetts branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency...

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