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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why Should I Care About the Underground Economy? There were 15.6 Million Reasons in 2013. Posted on Jul 30

Why Should I Care About the Underground Economy? There were 15.6 Million Reasons in 2013.

The comprehensive enforcement efforts of the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) in targeting the underground economy are paying off. Last year, the JTF recovered $15.6 million in unpaid wages, back taxes, unemployment insurance premiums, fines and penalties. Today, JTF has grown to   …Continue Reading Why Should I Care About the Underground Economy? There were 15.6 Million Reasons in 2013.

Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 16

Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts

The Rapid Response team at the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development provides valuable services for businesses that are downsizing and closing. The goal is to avert layoffs and minimize the impact by matching appropriate services to the businesses and affected workers. We are   …Continue Reading Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers Posted on Jul 7

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers

Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.

Massachusetts veterans are getting hired! Posted on Jul 2

Massachusetts has seen a dramatic drop in the veterans’ unemployment rate down to 2.7%* in the first quarter of 2014. The national unemployment rate for all veterans has dropped from a high of 9.8% in 2011 to 5%. **