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Growth in Biotechnology Employment Exceeds Growth of Biotechnology Graduates in Massachusetts

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

MassbioedThe MassBioEd 2016 Job Trends Forecast states “The Massachusetts biopharmaceutical industry is in a prolonged period of expansion for which we see no close through 2018. The total number of industry job listings jumped by 35.5% in 2015 over 2014.” Unfortunately the number of qualified candidates has not kept pace with the demand. “As 87 percent of surveyed biopharmaceutical employers indicated that they would be adding net new employees in the next 12 months, 78 percent of employers indicated that it is more difficult to find
qualified talent than it was three years ago in 2013.”

Massachusetts Economic Outlook “rests on a precarious footing”

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

massThe Massachusetts economic outlook, according to the MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, “rests on precarious footing”. Although economic indicators for Massachusetts are generally positive, the uncertain outlook for the global economy and a recent slowing of U.S. economic growth contribute to the uncertain outlook for Massachusetts.

Expensive Boston Area Housing and the Middle Class

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

building-for-middle-cover-no-sponsorsAccording to a Metropolitan Area Planning Council report, the high cost of housing in the Boston Metro Area poses particular challenges for middle-income working households. Middle-income households earn too much to qualify for subsidized housing but not enough to have abundant choices in the housing market.

Organize Your Social Life with a Shake of the Wrist

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

shuflixOrganize your social life with a shake of your wrist at Shuflix . Select an activity type, radius, and time, shake your phone, and the app will randomly select activities that  meet your criteria. Available for iPhone now, and Android in a couple of weeks.

Massachusetts Nonprofit Report

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

MNNAccording to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector provides more than half a million nonprofit jobs , making its nonprofit sector one of the strongest in the country. The sector is home to nonprofits in a wide range of industries, beyond the familiar education and health care subsectors. And when the economy is weak, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector is resilient — adding jobs even during the Great Recession. For more