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What’s Keeping Teens Out of Work

What’s Keeping Teens Out of Work posted on Apr 16

                    It’s rough out there for teenagers who want to work. The unemployment rate for American teens—which counts young people who are available to work and looked for jobs in the prior four weeks— was 17.5%   …Continue Reading What’s Keeping Teens Out of Work

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New state-of-the-art Career Center opening in Boston on April 21. posted on Apr 15

New state-of-the-art Career Center opening in Boston on April 21.

A new state-of-the-art career center – CareerSolution – will open in Boston on Tuesday, April 21.

One More Reason to Hire a Veteran posted on Apr 13

One More Reason to Hire a Veteran

As massive snow drifts melt and make way for Spring, many people are trying to forget this year’s particularly harsh New England winter. Yet, some will be remembered for their fortitude and dedication displayed during many the frigid storm. Jerome McKoy is employed at Wheelock   …Continue Reading One More Reason to Hire a Veteran

Introducing the New Council on the Underground Economy posted on Apr 6

Introducing the New Council on the Underground Economy

Legislation that took effect in March makes permanent the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) which has recovered more than $76 million from unscrupulous employers since its inception in 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II announced some of the new members on the Council on the Underground Economy (CUE) and released the JTF 2014 Annual Report.

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal posted on Feb 18

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Removing snow from rooftops on municipal and state properties must be done safely to protect workers from injury. After excessive snowfalls like we have seen, the weight of the snow could impact the structural integrity of roofs and can be a cause for concern.  Workers   …Continue Reading Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures posted on Feb 4

Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures

With indoor heating systems working on overdrive this time of year, the Department of Labor Standards often fields calls about employer obligations for workplace heat in stores, offices, and other indoor businesses. Private sector employers in Massachusetts are obligated by federal law (OSHA) to provide   …Continue Reading Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures