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Yearly Archives: 2014

Small Business in Auburn Maintains Membership in Exclusive Workplace Safety Program Posted on Aug 1

Small Business in Auburn Maintains Membership in Exclusive Workplace Safety Program

    Worcester Envelope Company in Auburn celebrated a lot of milestones in the last year, 120 years in business as a family run operation and most recently, its 10th year in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) jointly run by the Department   …Continue Reading Small Business in Auburn Maintains Membership in Exclusive Workplace Safety Program

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%. **

¿Necesita un trabajo? Consiga uno a través de nuestros 33 Centros de Recursos Profesionales One-Stop. Posted on Jun 19

¿Necesita un trabajo? Consiga uno a través de nuestros 33 Centros de Recursos Profesionales One-Stop.

Si usted está desempleado, o acaba de graduarse de la universidad o de la escuela secundaria o está pensando cambiar su carrera profesional, hay mucha ayuda para guiarle. Visite un Centro de Recursos Profesionales One-Stop de Massachusetts.

Need a job? Get a job through one of our 33 One-Stop Career Centers. Posted on Jun 17

Need a job?  Get a job through one of  our 33 One-Stop Career Centers.

If you are unemployed, just graduated from college, high school or looking to switch your career, there’s plenty of help to guide you. Just go to a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center.

Spotlight on Success: Army Vet Gives Back What She Got At Plymouth Career Center Posted on Jun 13

Carin Smith served in the Army for 21 years before she retired to the south shore. One of the stops she made in her search for a civilian job was at the Plymouth Career Center. Like thousands of Massachusetts veterans, Carin received special one-on-one counseling   …Continue Reading Spotlight on Success: Army Vet Gives Back What She Got At Plymouth Career Center

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents Posted on Jun 4

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

Municipal employees are subject to accidents and injuries while working in bucket trucks and aerial lifts to hang flags and decorations, trim trees, or make repairs to buildings or streetlights.  Some of the high hazards of working in bucket trucks or on any elevated work   …Continue Reading Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction Posted on May 29

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls in construction and other lines of employment are entirely preventable. Yet, in 2012, 269 people went to work at a construction site and never came home because they had fallen to their death. Please join us the week of June 2nd in an effort   …Continue Reading National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction