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Warren Calls for Wells Fargo CEO Sloan to be Fired Following Revelations of Fraud—Warren Calls for Wells Fargo CEO Sloan to…

Patriots Owner Kraft Charged With Solicitation of Prostitution—NEW: Patriots Owner Kraft Charged With Solicitation of…

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Two Blackstone Valley Tech Students Receive Superintendents Awards—Two Blackstone Valley Tech Students Receive Superintendents Awards

President Trump Calls Kraft’s Prostitution Charges “Very Sad”—NEW: President Trump Calls Kraft's Prostitution Charges "Very…

R&B Singer Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Sexual Abuse—R&B Singer Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of…

Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Prostitution Allegations—NEW: Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Prostitution Allegations

10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - February 22, 2019—10 Great Things to do in Worcester This…

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Smart Benefits: EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended

Rob Calise

Each year, certain companies must submit employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category in the EEO-1 report. Specifically, the EEO-1 report is...

NEW: Retailer Payless to Close All 2,300 U.S. Stores, Including 20 in Southern N.E.

Payless ShoeSource to close all stores.  PHOTO: Yelp

Payless ShoeSource is planning to close all 2,300 of its U.S. stores when it files for bankruptcy later this month, according to the Wall...

Amazon Cancels Plans to Build New York City Campus

Jeff Bezos

Amazon has announced that it is canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. 

Auburn Chamber of Commerce to Host Networking Breakfast

Auburn Chamber of Commerce to host networking breakfast

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce will host a networking breakfast event at the Auburn-Webster Elks Lodge. The event will take place on Thursday, February 14...

Fidelity Bank Donates $400K Through LifeDesign Community Dividend

Fidelity Bank donates $400K through LifeDesign Community Dividend

Fidelity Bank donated over $400,000 to more than 250 organizations, events, and causes in several Central Massachusetts communities including Worcester, Fitchburg, and Leominster in 2018 through its...

Smart Benefits: Post or Pay: What You Need to Know About Poster Requirements

Rob Calise

Most businesses know they have to hang labor law posters but the requirements can be confusing, and noncompliance costly. For instance, failing to meet OSHA...

Smart Benefits: Employee Purchase Programs: Making Buying Power a Benefit

To alleviate workers’ financial stress, some larger companies, associations and government agencies are going beyond simply discounts and offering employee purchasing programs. Here&rsquo...

The 2019 Super Bowl Commercials

Serena Williams

One of the best parts of the Super Bowl are the commercials.

U.S. Economy Adds 304K Jobs in January

The United States economy saw its biggest job increase in nearly a year, added 304,000 new jobs during the month of January, according to the...

Worcester’s Beechwood Hotel Receives Four-Diamond Award from AAA

The Beechwood Hotel

The Beechwood Hotel in Worcester received a Four-Diamond award from AAA Northeast.

Worcester Hires Architectural Firm to Design New PawSox Stadium

The City of Worcester announced that D’ Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects (DAIQ) and Sasaki to lead the design effort for Polar Park and...

Smart Benefits: DOL Increases Group Health Plan Notice Distribution Penalties

Rob Calise

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced increases in the penalties employers face for failing to furnish a summary plan description (SPD),...

Cornerstone Bank Donates $45K to United Way Organizations

Cornerstone Bank donates $45K to United Way.

Cornerstone Bank in Worcester has contributed over $45,000 to three local United Way Organizations. The three organizations were United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton; United...

Cornerstone Bank Donates $2,500 to Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation

Cornerstone Bank donates $2,500 to Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation

Cornerstone Bank donated $2,500 to the Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation (DCEF) to support its mission to provide innovative and creative learning opportunities for the district’s...

Ascentria Care Alliance Acquires Brighton Skilled Nursing Facility

Ascentria Acquires Presentation

Worcester-based Ascentria Care Alliance has acquired the Presentation Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Brighton.

Smart Benefits: Offering Competitive Compensation? Find Out

The start of a new year often marks a time when employees set personal and professional goals for themselves.

MA Adds 5,600 Jobs in December, Unemployment Drops to 3.3%

Massachusetts added 5,600 jobs in the month of December while unemployment dropped to 3.3 percent, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

Tesla to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Elon Musk

Tesla announced plans to cut its full-time workforce by 7%, CEO Elon Musk announced Friday, according to the Financial Times.

Gov. Baker Proposes to Legalize Sports Betting in MA, Big Hit to RI

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker pushes for legalized sports betting in MA

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is planning to file legislation that would allow people in the state to bet on professional sports. Baker’s proposal...

Worcester’s Salas Named Home Loan Specialist at Fidelity Bank

Rosa Salas

Longtime Worcester resident Rosa Salas has been named Home Loan Specialist at Fidelity Bank’s Worcester Shrewsbury Street Office.

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