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Mass. Fueling Creation of Retail Jobs in Boston

Posted on June 14, 2010

The state of Massachusetts is attracting a variety of businesses in the retail industry to fill vacant buildings around the city, creating optimism that retail jobs in Boston will increase in the coming year. Major retailers like Best Buy, Savers and Ultimate Electronics will be expanding or setting up shop in Boston. These various merchants […]

Legg Mason to Cut Finance Jobs in Boston

Posted on May 16, 2010

Fund firm Legg Mason has adjusted the figure it previously gave when addressing layoff numbers and is now saying they will eliminate more than 350 finance jobs in Boston (click here). According to Reuters.com, on Monday it said it would cut about 10 percent of its workforce, or 350 jobs, as part of a long-awaited […]

Boston Scientific to Eliminate Jobs in Boston

Posted on May 11, 2010

Boston Scientific prohibited the media from covering its annual shareholders meeting, which led many to speculate that it was discussing pending layoffs and its need to eliminate more jobs in Boston. The Natick, Mass.-based medical device maker did not specifically say why it decided to close the meeting, which was held in Boston. It was […]

Medical-Device Jobs in Boston To Be Cut

Posted on May 4, 2010

Massachusetts companies are warning that medical-device jobs in Boston will be cut in the wake of the federal healthcare reform’s new 2.3 percent sales tax on their products. This is according to a new survey from the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council. According to BostonHerald.com, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, which is holding its […]

Boston Unemployment Dips Slightly

Posted on April 19, 2010

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the state unemployment rate, along with Boston’s unemployment rate, fell from 9.5 percent in February to 9.3 percent in March. Massachusetts remains below the national unemployment rate of 9.7 percent. Preliminary job estimates for March count 3,149,200 jobs in Massachusetts with 7,600 new jobs […]

Casino Bill to Create Hospitality Jobs in Boston

Posted on April 13, 2010

To gamble or not to gamble? That’s what lawmakers in Boston, Mass. are deciding as they vote on whether or not to pass a bill that would spark the creation of casinos and new hospitality jobs in Boston (click here). According to OnlineCasinoSphere.com, with the casino gambling bill authored by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo […]

Healthcare Company Cuts Sales Jobs in Boston

Posted on April 6, 2010

Boston Scientific, the world’s second-largest maker of heart devices, is cutting as many as 1,300 sales jobs in Boston, or 10 percent of its non-manufacturing workforce, because it expects sales growth for drug-coated stents and heart defibrillators will slow this year. Natick, Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific will close its international headquarters, merge the endosurgery group and […]

Cape Wind Deal to Bring Boston Clean Energy Jobs

Posted on March 31, 2010

Cape Wind announced it has entered into an agreement with Siemens to supply 130 of its 3.6-Megawatt turbines for America’s first planned offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, a move that would bring Boston clean energy jobs. In addition, Siemens also announced plans to open a U.S. Offshore Wind office in Boston.

Employers Expected to Add Boston Jobs

Posted on March 16, 2010

Boston jobs are expected to increase across several industries over the next few months, according to a survey by Manpower Inc., the national staffing agency. Manpower’s quarterly report found 20 percent of Greater Boston employers expect to increase hiring in the three-month period that begins in April, up from 13 percent in the previous three […]

Teaching Jobs in Boston Eliminated

Posted on March 8, 2010

A shakeup at several Massachusetts schools today caused the elimination of several teaching jobs in Boston. According to state officials, staff at six schools will have to reapply for their jobs and five principals will be replaced after the schools were listed among nearly three dozen statewide that will probably be declared “underperforming’’ and subject […]