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Small steps add up in workplace fitness efforts

Susan Shalhoub |

Central Massachusetts companies are making it easier to get exercise during the work day, whether it's a quick walk or even a game of cornhole.

Worcester-area unemployment at 3.6%

The Worcester-area unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in May, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Mass. unemployment remains at 3.5%

Massachusetts unemployment rate has been at 3.5 percent for eight straight months, according to the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Tipped workers campaign for higher minimum wage

State House News Service |

The cupcakes are complimentary, but the restaurant workers and activists delivering them to legislative leaders want a big boost in pay in return.

Forum discusses workplace addiction amid opioid crisis, pot law changes

Grant Welker |

A public health expert, health commissioner, employment lawyer and others offered insight into how to deal with workplace addiction at an event Tuesday.

10 THINGS I know about… Creating a truly diverse workplace

AiVi Nguyen |

Understand why it's important. Inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it's a strategic business move. The most successful businesses are the ones with a workforce with different experiences and...

Seven Hills, WAM ink five-year program to showcase disabled artists

Zachary Comeau |

A new partnership between the Worcester Art Museum and Seven Hills Foundation will see the two organizations and its affiliates seek to improve the lives of people with disabilities through arts and...

CCC chair: go buy pot on July 1

State House News Service |

The chair of the Cannabis Control Commission made the case Sunday for marijuana users to get their stash at one of the legal retail outlets expected to open next month, even if the legal marketplace...

DeLeo: Unions should be protected barring SCOTUS ruling

State House News Service |

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said the House is ready to act if the U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to labor unions in a closely-watched case.

101: Finding talent

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

Hiring is never an easy task for an employer – especially if a recruiter is not in the budget. For large companies, less-bureaucratic small businesses may be luring your potential...

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