Southcoast Health Layoffs
As the organization continues to find ways to make up for substantial operating losses, about 50 employees were laid off from Southcoast Health on Friday.
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…
Freeze In Place
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...
Southcoast Health Layoffs
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 …
Layoff-Ridden Budget Passes
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…

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