Category Archives: Jobs in Massachusetts

Businesses Sound the Alarm Over Recently Passed “Tech Tax”; Governor Plans Summit to Address Concern

Businesses Sound the Alarm Over Recently Passed “Tech Tax”; Governor Plans Summit to Address Concern After the passage of the Commonwealth’s plan to address the transportation financing gap, many in the business community have raised alarm over the serious harm one of the key tax components presents to Massachusetts companies.  In particular, a movement has […]

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Minimum Wage Hearing a Standing Room Only

Minimum Wage Hearing a Standing Room Only   A push to raise the minimum wage that’s being fanned by Senate President Therese Murray drew a big crowd of proponents and opponents to the State House for a public hearing on wage floor bills in the State House’s largest meeting space, Gardner Auditorium. Supporters who flooded […]

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Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Down to 6 Percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 6 percent from 6.3 percent in May, well below the national jobless rate of 8.2 percent.  The Patrick administration, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, also reported that Massachusetts added 7,500 jobs last month, after employers added 1,700 jobs in April. This year, Massachusetts has added 37,800 jobs. The […]

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Workforce Training Fund Grants to Train Workers and Create Jobs

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced $2,100,224 in Workforce Training Fund grants to 28 Massachusetts companies. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create over 200 new jobs and train nearly 3,000 workers. The companies are located in twenty-three towns across the Commonwealth, and employee trainings will range across a variety of sectors […]

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Testifying in Boston on Workers Comp

Debra’s in Boston tomorrow to testify at two public hearings. At 10 a.m. tomorrow the Division of Insurance will hold a public hearing to review an industry request that would raise workers compensation rates, effective September 1, 2012,  by an average of 19.3 percent.  The Mass Chamber holds that the increased rate will cause financial hardship for businesses […]

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DeLeo Speaks Out on Jobs, Taxes, Health Care, Higher Ed

During his annual address to the House Speaker Robert DeLeo, who was not been shy about aggressively pushing to legalize gaming in Massachusetts, sought to assure his colleagues and critics that his focus on job creation extends beyond casinos. DeLeo told House members that he would look to find opportunities in the Commonwealth to create […]

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