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2ovens restaurant in Shrewsbury a casualty of Bertucci's bankruptcy

Grant Welker |

A concept restaurant in Shrewsbury from Bertucci's called 2ovens has closed as part of the Northborough chain's bankruptcy filing.

IPAC became a global leader with a superior workforce

Grant Welker |

IPAC produces hundreds of millions of fiberglass products each year, often as abrasives in machinery used by companies like Saint-Gobain, while competing with cheap imports.

Staples lays off 177 after few months under new owner

Grant Welker |

Staples laid off 177 workers in January who are eligible for financial benefits because their jobs were deemed lost because of increased imports, according to a legal notice.

February brings in 13,7000 Mass. jobs as unemployment rate remains 3.5%

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts saw a gain of 13,700 jobs last month, including 13,100 from the private sector, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent.

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...

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