The Business Magazine for the South Shore, Plymouth and Cape Cod
December 11, 2019
U.S. Economy Soars with 266,000 Jobs Added in November
Unemployment rate falls to 50-year low as nation hits 110 consecutive months of positive job growth. The United States economy added 266,000 jobs in November greatly surpassing economists’ predictions of only a 185,000 positive monthly jobs gain. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also indicated the national unemployment rate fell to a fifty-year low of 3.5%.
Here are five tips on how employers can handle the use of marijuana in their workplaces. Legislation may be easing restrictions on both recreational and medical marijuana use, but it’s complicating workplace policies for many employers. Yet even though the drug is now legal in some states, it doesn’t necessarily mean workplaces should be more lenient about its use since marijuana can have serious impacts on worker safety and productivity.
Community Development Partnership and WE CAN awarded $100,000 Small Business Assistance Grant from Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announced that the Community Development Partnership (CDP) and Women’s Empowerment Through Cape Area Networking (WE CAN) would receive a $100,000 small business assistance grant to help fund Small Business Mentoring, Training and Technical Assistance programs at the two organizations.
Cape Light Compact has set the electricity supply rates for its green aggregation power supply program for the upcoming pricing term that begins on December 2019 meter read dates and ends on July 2020 meter read dates for residential customers.