Governor Baker: Mass. State Budget Out Of Balance
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration says the state's budget is nearly $300 million out of balance.
The announcement on Friday is likely to lead to spending cuts and a reduction of the state's workforce.
Secretary of Administration and Finance Kristen Lepore said in a letter that the proj…
Mitchell: Jobs Freeze Staying As Long As Necessary
The City of New Bedford is trying to offset mounting costs by putting a freeze on new hires.
Mayor Jon Mitchell ordered the freeze Tuesday, saying expenses the City has no control over are putting too much of a strain on New Bedford's finances...
Layoffs At Southcoast Health
Southcoast Health has announced they will be laying off 70 employees.
Spokesman Peter Cohenno says the organization has experienced a three percent shortfall in their operating budget and they will have to make some "reductions in expenditures" as a result...
Market Basket Cuts Part-Time Hours
Part-time workers at the Market Basket supermarket chain have been told they will no longer be on the schedule, as of Sunday.
Store shelves have been empty and customers staying away due to a protest from workers.
The company released a statement saying store directors are responsible for determining …
New Bedford School Committee Passes Layoff-Ridden Budget
The City Council is next in line to take a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014 New Bedford School Budget.
The School Committee passed the $109-million budget Thursday night, including the layoffs of 250 positions. Fine Arts positions, librarians, nurses, and others will be laid off in addition to more…
Shaw’s Laying Off 700 New England Workers
Shaw's Supermarkets is cutting it's New England workforce down by 4%. That translates to about 700 store-level employees who will be layed off. 169 Shaw's Supermarket stores will be affected.
In a written statement, Shaw's President Mike Stigers says the layoffs are a "necessary step" for t…