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Jobless Rate Dips
The jobless rate in Massachusetts dipped downward by one-tenth of a percentage point last month as employers added 6,700 jobs last month, state officials reported Thursday.
No Inmates for Border Wall
BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority. Massachusetts prisons and jails have never sent inmates to work on projects in another state, lawmakers said...
Hodgson, Cabral Square Off
BOSTON (State House News Service) — A shared interest in preserving public safety fueled the arguments made Monday for and against legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce immigration law through certain types of partnerships between state and federal agencies...
Local Dems Organize New Group
More than two dozen local democrats organized in downtown New Bedford Sunday to protest President-Elect Donald Trump and begin building the framework of a new progressive community organization.
Sid Wainer Gets Grant
One of the city's largest employers is getting a boost from the State Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The Office has awarded a $156,000 grant to Sid Wainer & Son to train over 150 workers and prepare for the creation of 10 new jobs in 2018. ...
Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop has reached a tentative agreement with unionized workers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Steelworkers Ratify Agreement
Members of the United Steelworkers employed by Allegheny Technologies Inc. are preparing to return to work after their members ratified an agreement reached with the company

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