Gov. Charlie Baker (WBZ-TV)

State Retirement Signups Short Of Goal As Deadline Nears

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration may have overestimated the number of state employees who would opt for early retirement.



Tufts Students Go On Hunger Strike Over Janitor Layoffs

Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university’s plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.



Market Basket Denies Layoffs As Part-Time Workers’ Hours Cut Drastically

The employee revolt at Market Basket took a devastating turn Thursday as stores began reducing part-time workers hours to zero, in a move the company insisted were not layoffs.


UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

UMass Memorial Cuts More Jobs

UMass Memorial Health Care is either eliminating or reducing hours for almost 100 positions as a way to rein in costs.


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Boston Scientific To Cut Up To 1,500 Jobs

Boston Scientific Corp. says it plans to shed as many as 1,500 jobs worldwide, or about 6 percent of its work force, in an effort to cut costs.


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AOL’s Patch Local News Sites To Lay Off Up To 500

AOL Inc. is laying off up to half the workforce at its Patch local news sites and shuttering or consolidating roughly 150 of the 900 sites while looking for partners for others.


Parker Brothers

RI-Based Hasbro To Cut 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro plans to cut about 10 percent of its workforce and consolidate facilities to reduce expenses.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/26/2013

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Shaw’s Supermarkets Cuts 700 In-Store Positions

Shaw’s Supermarkets announced on Friday that they plan to lay off about 700 in-store workers.


UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

UMass Hospital System Announces Job Cuts

The UMass Memorial Health Care hospital system plans to eliminate 140 full-time positions as it seeks to find $80 million in cuts and new revenue for the fiscal year that starts in October.



Governor Signs Bill That Focuses On Teacher Performance

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill into law that will ensure a teacher’s evaluated job performance is the main factor considered when a school faces staffing decisions. Patrick signed the bill into law just days after it passed in both chambers of the legislature.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/30/2012