Monthly Archives: April 2012

Massachusetts Jobless Rate at Lowest Since 2008.

Massachusetts is reporting that 8700 new jobs were added in March 2012, making it the fourth consecutive month for job gains.  Approximately 7200 jobs were added in February, 2012, and almost 14,000 jobs were added in January.   The total jobs … Continue reading

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Report Finds United States Missed Massachusetts Job Growth.

The United States Labor Department has acknowledged that it was probably wrong when it lowered estimates for the 2011 job growth rate in Massachusetts.  Massachusetts created jobs faster than theUnited States as a whole in 2011.  The University of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Hostess Brands Inc. And Union Workers Unlikely To Reach Agreement On Workers’ Contracts.

Hostess Brands Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, 2012, is preparing to request that the bankruptcy court throw out its existing union contracts in the event that its workers do not accept cost-cutting proposals in the company’s final … Continue reading

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