Alan Clayton-Matthews discusses a recent job growth forecast he prepared for Massachusetts.
The world’s leading maker of computer chips is closing its only factory in Massachusetts, eliminating up to 700 highpaying manufacturing jobs in one of the largest job cuts to hit the state in recent years.
Intel Corp. said on Thursday that its plant in Hudson is using outdated technology to make older generations of computer chips used in lowend applications, which do not generate as much profit as its higherend microprocessors that are used in PCs.
“The facility and the site do not meet the requirements that we need,” said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy.
Mass. loses 5,500 jobs in March; jobless rate 6.4%
Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | Thursday, April 18, 2013
Massachusetts job growth took a hit last month as payroll tax increases and federal budget cuts have begun to grip the local economy tighter, particularly in sectors like construction, manufacturing and professional, scientific, and business services, experts said today.
By Robert Weisman | The Boston Globe | June 14, 2012 Four years after Governor Deval Patrick signed a $1 billion initiative designed to boost the Massachusetts life sciences industry, the program has brought new companies and jobs to the state – but not as many jobs as originally anticipated. While the governor said in […]
By DAVID FINK | The Hartford CourantApril 10, 2012 The nation’s state-against-state competition for young professionals has been called “America’s Third Civil War” by noted Northeastern University Professor Barry Bluestone. Hyperbole? Unlikely. Google “young professionals” — the skilled, educated 25- to 34-year-old labor pool so crucial to building businesses and communities — and it’s apparent […]
The Boston Foundation and Dukakis Center recently released a new report entitled “Toward a New Grand Bargain: Collaborative Approaches to Labor-Management Reform in Massachusetts” written by Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, and Thomas A. Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor of Management at MIT.
New York Times Op Ed | September 7, 2011
How to Bring the Jobs Back: Freeze Public Wages
By Barry Bluestone
IN the face of this economic crisis, the federal government has all but declared unilateral disarmament. The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, has vowed to keep real interest rates near zero, but even at that level few are borrowing. Over at the White House and on Capitol Hill, the pursuit of deficit reduction has taken on a religious fervor just when the economy needs a stimulus.
What can President Obama do? Many are suggesting another try at increasing infrastructure investment, but that would do little to provide a quick boost. Here is a wildly conservative, yet refreshingly liberal, alternative. Mr. Obama should first call together the leaders of all public- sector unions and ask them to pledge to a two-year freeze on federal, state and local public employee wages and benefits in return for a commitment to no government layoffs.