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Workforce programs boost Boston jobs

Posted on January 2, 2019

A number of workforce programs will go towards strengthening Boston jobs. The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) channeled over $14 million to more than 100 local organizations that provided job training, education, career coaching, English instruction, youth programs, and apprenticeship opportunities to Boston residents from July 2017 to June 2018, according to the newly-released Fiscal […]


Health jobs in Boston grow

Posted on December 29, 2018

The number of health jobs in Boston are increasing, new labor statistics show. Trade, Transportation and Utilities added 3,100 (+0.5%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Trade, Transportation and Utilities gained 6,700 (+1.2%) jobs Professional, Scientific and Business Services added 1,700 (+0.3%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Professional, Scientific and Business Services […]


Boston education jobs climb

Posted on December 29, 2018

New labor statistics demonstrate how Boston education jobs are growing. Over the month, the private sector added 4,600 jobs as gains occurred in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Education and Health Services; and Information. Financial Activities; Construction; Other Services; and Manufacturing lost jobs over the month while the jobs level in […]


Amazon continues growing, creates Boston tech jobs

Posted on December 6, 2018

Amazon announced recently it will continue to expand and create more Boston tech jobs. The company announced plans to expand its Boston Tech Hub and create an additional 2,000 technology jobs in fields including machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics engineering. Together with its customer fulfillment facilities, Amazon has created more than 3,500 jobs […]


Boston transportation jobs climb

Posted on December 6, 2018

The number of Boston transportation jobs has grown, according to recent labor statistics. Payroll employment increased by 250,000 in October, following an average monthly gain of 211,000 over the prior 12 months. In October, job growth occurred in health care, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing. Health care added 36,000 jobs in […]


Boston healthcare jobs increase

Posted on November 29, 2018

New labor statistics show that Boston healthcare jobs have increased. The state’s total unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent in October, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced, The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary job estimates indicate Massachusetts added 4,400 jobs in October. Over the month, the private sector gained […]


Grants to produce more IT jobs in Boston

Posted on October 31, 2018

More grants are going towards bolstering IT jobs in Boston. State officials announced $3 million in technology grants to 44 cities and towns across the Commonwealth through the Community Compact Information Technology (IT) Grant Program. Today’s announcement will benefit more than 49 municipal entities and brings the total number of municipal IT grants issued over […]


Scholarships foster more biotechnology jobs in Boston

Posted on October 30, 2018

More scholarships will go towards bolstering biotechnology jobs in Boston. The college presidents of Northeastern University and Middlesex Community College announced a $4.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will provide scholarships to low-income students studying biotechnology. The scholarships will be awarded to low-income and under-represented minority students who will participate in an […]


Investment may create more Boston healthcare jobs

Posted on October 30, 2018

A large investment may create more Boston healthcare jobs. City officials announced investments totaling $50 million over five years to 35 community health centers (CHC) which serve thousands of individuals annually throughout the Commonwealth. During an event at the Lynn Community Health Center, Governor Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders highlighted how the funding will further […]


Education jobs in Boston climb

Posted on September 28, 2018

New labor statistics show that education jobs in Boston have grown. The state’s total unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in August. Over the month, the private sector added 6,000 jobs as gains occurred in Education and Health Services; Leisure and Hospitality; Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Information; Construction; and Financial Activities. Education and Health Services […]