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New York Gov. Hochul announces "parameters of conceptual" budget deal, two weeks after deadline

Local job market remains tight, says director of MassHire Springfield Career Center

The labor market in Massachusetts remains tight with unemployment at 3.3 percent.

Signs that women are returning to workforce in greater numbers

The labor market nationally remains extra-tight.

Employers added 517,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate of 3.5 percent is the lowest in almost 50 years, according to the latest government report.

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts is 3.3 percent.

There are signs in western Massachusetts that people who have not worked in a while are once again looking for a job.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kevin Lynn, executive director of the MassHire Springfield Career Center.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.