• jobs Dec 12, 2019

    US Gains a Robust 266,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls to 3.5%

    Hiring jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade tensions and added 266,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Boston Has Fastest Job Growth in US: Report

    If you’re living in Boston, you’re in the American city with the fastest growth in job opportunities, according to a report by Glassdoor. The Hub saw an 8.4% jump in job listings last year across a variety of industries, Glassdoor reports. Among the booming industries were government, supermarkets and nonprofits, the report said.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Police Layoffs in Methuen Averted by City Council Vote

    Police in Methuen, Massachusetts, have avoided layoffs after a city council vote. The Eagle Tribune reported that Methuen Mayor James Jajuga was threatening layoffs at the police department if councilors shot down his proposals to bridge overspending, requiring the transfer of $577,957 from other department expenses and the city’s free cash account to help fund payroll.

  • Feb 8, 2019

    $1.2 Million in Methuen’s Town Budget Set to Avert Layoffs, Some Officers to Still Lose Jobs

    Several officers from the Methuen Police Department who were set to be laid off will now be able to keep their jobs thanks to a restoration in the town’s budget. However, a mix of relief and concerns still linger since other officers will still likely lose their jobs. The Methuen City Council restored $1.2 million to the department’s budget, allowing...

  • May 22, 2018

    Is There Enough Room for Amazon’s HQ2 in Boston?

    Boston has been working hard to convince Amazon that the city is the perfect place for the company’s new second headquarters. Dubbed “HQ2,” the new Amazon location would bring 50,000 new jobs along with it. But according to the Wall Street Journal, some in East Boston are expressing concerns that the new tech headquarters could actually be bad for the...

  • Nov 14, 2017

    Hollywood Sex Abuse: How Scandals are Derailing Productions

    Hollywood sex scandals are causing productions to be cancelled, resulting in job loss for people in the television and film industry. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News.

  • Aug 2, 2017

    Amazon Jobs Day in Mass.

    Amazon Jobs Day – the largest hiring event the company has ever had – is expected to add 50,000 new employees and 100,000 by mid-next year.

  • Jan 12, 2017

    Amazon Plans to Hire 100,000 Over the Next 18 Months

    Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans — and the sharp contrast the e-commerce powerhouse strikes against traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are cutting jobs and closing stores. Amazon has long been known for investing the money it makes back into its businesses, and it’s doing that with...

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