Forty people nationwide have been fired after last summer’s contentious Verizon strike. Lisa van der Pool has that and more of the top local business headlines.
Talbots revealed Thursday that its planning layoffs and store closures, as the business continues to struggle.
If shopping at the big box stores over the holidays doesn’t seem like your cup of Christmas cheer, there’s a movement to try to get people to steer customers to home-grown local businesses.
Bank of America says it will cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in a bid to save $5 billion per year.
Thermo Fisher will lay off 109 manufacturing workers at its Newington facility. Their jobs will be moved to North Carolina.
Natick-based Boston Scientific expects to eliminate between 1,200 and 1,400 employees by the end of 2013 through layoffs and attrition.
A Manchester, New Hampshire alderman wants to eliminate all of the district fire chief positions in the city, which he says will save $1 million.
Fidelity Investments confirmed plans Tuesday afternoon to close its Marlboro office and move 1,000 jobs out of state.
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is proposing closing four schools and eliminating up to 70 school jobs to bolster the finances of the city’s cash-strapped school system.
The mayor of Providence, R.I., insists that the vast majority of teachers won’t lose their jobs even though the school district has warned them all they could.