Employment

The Codcast: Tipping point for Confederate statues

After this month’s white nationalist rally in Virginia, statues of Confederate leaders are falling across the South. Protests by white supremacists against the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville have set in motion a rush to rid town greens and parks of icons to the Confederate cause. Many have decried the(...)

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4 takeaways from sales tax moves

You could actually see an industry in transition on Wednesday. Amazon held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen of its US warehouses, including the one in Fall River, as the company sought to fill 50,000 empty positions across the country. At the same time, the Retailers Association of Massachusetts announced it was mounting(...)

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Another hit for football

We may be known as home to the reigning NFL champions, but Boston is also the center of research efforts that have methodically plowed through the defensive line the multibillion-dollar industry erected against the idea that the repeated head injuries its players are subject to exacts a devastating human toll. The NFL conceded the problem(...)

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Accountants are in high demand

Accountants are in high demand

Profession deserves place among STEM occupations

NOW THAT ALL THE MORTARBOARDS have been flipped in the air, college graduates are assessing their career prospects. Amid all the noise surrounding their choices, at least one trend is very clear: Much of opportunity in the innovation economy goes to the mathematically inclined. Research scientists. Data analysts. Robotics engineers. We just can’t get enough(...)

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Unpaid internships  – hard work,  questionable legality

Unpaid internships – hard work, questionable legality

For-profit companies still skirt Mass. requirements for intern pay

BOSTON-BASED ARGOPOINT placed an ad on Craigslist in February seeking a marketing intern of whom a lot seems to be expected. The ad specified nine required qualifications, including a strong academic background, excellent verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and demonstrated leadership experience. The ad also listed(...)

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GE picks Boston for HQ location

GE picks Boston for HQ location

State, city offer company a package of incentives

GENERAL ELECTRIC said on Wednesday that it decided to bring its headquarters and 800 workers to Boston after a careful evaluation of the city’s “business ecosystem, talent, long-term costs, quality of life for employees, connections with the world, and proximity to other company assets.” But the company will also be receiving  $25 million in tax(...)

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Lawrence facing housing crisis, report says

Lawrence facing housing crisis, report says

Property values low, rents high, new construction lags

A NEW REPORT suggests Lawrence is facing a major housing crisis, with property values low, rents high, and new construction failing to keep pace with population increases. The study, funded by six public and private organizations, was designed to give policymakers in Lawrence a sense of key housing trends. On almost every front, the trends(...)

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Waging the war on poverty

Waging the war on poverty

Let’s focus on solutions, not stereotypes

IN 2015, THERE are emerging signs of bipartisan energy to address poverty. While contemplating a third presidential run, Mitt Romney vowed that a potential campaign would include a pledge to “end the scourge of poverty.” And earlier this month, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush outlined his “Right to Rise” agenda. “It’s very hard for people(...)

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