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Mass. loses 6,200 jobs in September

State House News Service |

Massachusetts lost 6,200 jobs in September and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, according to new data.

DBR Group in Framingham acquired by Virginia firm

Framingham employee benefit and consulting firm DBR Group has been acquired by a Virginia insurance company.

Experts: Out-of-staters boost Mass. economy

State House News Service |

Economists have long argued that a labor crunch in Massachusetts, punctuated by an aging workforce and slow natural growth in the labor force and population, is serving as a brake on economic growth.

As state economy grows, questions of where new labor is coming from

State House News Service |

The most recent numbers from the state show a sharp uptick in the labor force in Massachusetts. The question is where are those people coming from.

Movers & Shakers

Thirteen professionals were on the move recently in Central Massachusetts.

A year after launching Epic, UMass Memorial will update its electronic records

Grant Welker |

More than a year after its Oct. 1, 2017 rollout of an electronic records system, UMass officials says they have seen the benefit of such a wide-scale investment at its hospitals and in physicians'...

Assumption adding nursing bachelor's program

Grant Welker |

Assumption College in Worcester said Tuesday it has received pre-requisite approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Business confidence optimistic, AIM says

State House News Service |

Though confidence among Massachusetts employers has fluctuated over the last year, it has remained within a comfortable range and nothing has significantly rocked the boat for businesses, analysts...

The new Mass. non-compete law

RICHARD C. VAN NOSTRAND |

This new and complex law, which took effect Oct. 1, permits the continued use of such non-compete agreements in limited circumstances, but imposes safeguards to help level the playing field and...

Worcester median income drops nearly 6%

Grant Welker |

The median income for a Worcester household fell by 5.6 percent last year to $41,561, according to Census data released this month.

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