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Pawtucket Mayor Grebien Blasts RI House Speaker Mattiello Over PawSox Failure—NEW: Pawtucket Mayor Grebien Blasts RI House Speaker…

President Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Family Separation—President Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Family Separation

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Worcester Economy Grows 2.3% in 1st Quarter of 2018

The Worcester economy grew 2.3% during the first quarter of 2018, marking the strongest single quarter since 2016, according to the latest Worcester Economic Index (WEI) ...

StartUp Worcester Announces 12 Winners

Alpinax

StartUp Worcester has announced that 12 companies have been selected to receive full-year memberships to the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Venture Forum and...

Worcester Regional Chamber to Host 3rd Annual Woostapreneurs Forum

Satya Mitra

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration is set to host the third annual Woostapreneurs Forum at Worcester State...

Smart Benefits: MA Pay History Ban Will Change Local Recruitment

For employers in Massachusetts or those in Rhode Island or other states hiring Massachusetts-based employees, July 1 will mandate a change in their recruitment process following...

West: Will Robots & AI Take Your Job? The Economic & Political Consequences of Automation

Darrell West

In Edward Bellamy’s classic Looking Backward, the protagonist Julian West wakes up from a 113-year slumber and finds the United States in 2000...

Systems Engineer Ranked as the Best Entry-Level Job in U.S.

With thousands of students set to graduate college in just a matter of weeks entry-level jobs will be a premium.

Smart Benefits: CMS Releases HHS Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2019

CMS recently issued its final benefit and payment parameters rule for 2019.  The “payment notice,” as the rule is typically called, is an...

MA Gained 4,700 Jobs in March

The State of Massachusetts added 4,700 jobs in the month of March, while the unemployment remained at 3.5 percent, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development...

NEW: Starbucks to Close All Stores on May 29 for “Racial Bias Education”

Starbucks will be closing all of its shops across the country during the afternoon of May 29 to hold a racial-bias education program, the company...

Worcester’s Kinetic Batteries, LLC Receives $65K Grant for Innovation

Governor Charlie Baker

Worcester’s Kinetic Batteries, LLC will receive $65,000 to develop a new lithium-ion battery electrode manufacturing process that simplifies electrode processing, reducing the costs, emissions,...

City of Worcester Settles Skybridge Litigation

Edward Augustus

The City of Worcester has reached a settlement agreement with Fargo Management LLC in the skybridge lawsuit originally filed in 2012.

UMass Memorial Signs 10-Year Lease With Worcester Business Center

UMass Memorial has signed a 10-year lease to stay at the Worcester Business Center through the year 2028.

MA Has 18th Highest Tax Burden in U.S.

How much total income will Massachusetts residents be paying when taxes are due in just a few days?

Better Business Bureau Offers Tips for Digital Spring Cleaning

With the Spring season underway, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) are teaming up to offer tips...

Smart Benefits: What Makes a Company a Great Place to Work?

In Fortune’s list of the 100 best companies to work for in 2018, a diverse group of companies emerged as the leaders. But...

Smart Benefits: New Disability Claims Procedure In Effect Today

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that final regulations updating the process requirements for claims involving disability benefit determinations will take effect...

Worcester Adds 2,000 Jobs in February

The City of Worcester added 2,000 jobs in the month of February and 4,800 jobs over the year, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce...

Smart Benefits: Five Steps to Managing Leave

With increasing leave laws, and employee requests, more workers than ever are taking time off. Not only does this put added pressure on...

MA Ranked as Most Innovative State in U.S.

Massachusetts is ranked as the most innovative state in the country, according to a recent study completed by WalletHub.

Smart Benefits: Penalty Hikes for Workplace Law Violations Announced

The Department of Labor recently issued a final rule that includes inflation-adjusted increases for civil monetary penalties for violations of ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, and...

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