Changing the Debate


Public's Health Hurt by Outdated Anti-Contractiing Law

The public can gain better health care at lower cost. Gov. Baker and other state leaders can....  Click to read New Jobs President Mike Hruby's article supporting more-flexible health care.

Local Option Sales Taxes? New Jobs Says "NO!"

Should cities and towns to impose their own sales taxes by local option? On Sunday, January 27th, the Globe published a Yes/No feature debating this additional sales tax.  New Jobs President Mike Hruby supported the No side. Click to see why!

With older workers becoming scarcer, some employers are boosting teen hiring!  Your teen needs work experience.  Here are 23 tips to coaching YOUR teen to find a great summer job. Read and start now!

Summer work for teens is much harder to find than it used to be.  Here are 23 tips to coaching YOUR teen to find a summer job.  Read and start now!

Skip the proposed $600 million tax on small business!  New Jobs pointed out in the Salem News that since beavers have an effective strategy to handle a state-budget shortfall....

$15 Min Wage is a Job Killer

January 6, 2017

The Boston Herald featured New Jobs' article showing that raising the minimum wage to $15 would destroy more than 11,000 entry-level jobs in Massachusetts.

From May through September, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued rulings that severely restrict self-employment and will coursen relations at work for everyone.  Here's what to expect.

Early July, 2016

Laugh or grimace, everyone remembers their first summer job!  Five regional newspapers published New Jobs' column urging legislation to help teens get work experience.

New Jobs Launches its ACT NOW Web Site

December 11, 2015

Use New Jobs' Act Now web site to engage your legislators and connect with other New Jobs supporters through social media. Make your voice heard!



Highlights of Legislation to Advance Self-Employment

December 15, 2015

Read this short summary of four-part legislation to make it possible once again for Massachusetts individuals to legally conduct project work under contract.



Making the "Gig Economy" Work

November 8-21, 2015

Four major New England newspapers publish New Jobs President Mike Hruby's solution for accommodating Massachusetts' one million self-employed in the fast-growing "gig economy."



Facts Behind Creating 12,600 New Trucking Jobs

June 14, 2015

One low-revenue state tax stands in the way of creating 12,600 new trucking jobs in Massachusetts. Wouldn't you rather have new jobs for drivers?



17 Tips to Help Launch Your Teen into Their First Job

June 8, 2015

What parents of teenagers wish they'd known when their kids were 15. 





Why Teen Employment Has Been Falling for 15 Years

June 4, 2015

Here are the reasons why teen employment has been falling in Massachusetts since 2000.  



How State Law Obstructs New Medical Services

May 14, 2015

Here are 12 bullet points showing how a promising new medical service in oncology nursing is obstructed by Mass. employment law.



Inventory Tax Infographic

June 14, 2015

See at a glance the problems our state's destructive inventory tax causes, and the 56,400 new jobs that will come from eliminating it.




Teen Job-Growth Barriers Infographic

April 17, 2015

See at a glance the problems Massachusetts teens face when they look for work.



Herald Editorial Says: "Teens Pay the Price"

April 6, 2015

This morning the Boston Herald printed a short editorial on how teens pay the cost of our state's high and rising minimum wage.  This editorial amplifies the public debate just as New Jobs releases its report on creating 37,900 new teen jobs in the private sector!

Telegram Prints Our Plan to Create 400,000 New Jobs

November 25, 2014

Three weeks after the 2014 election, the Worcester Telegram printed our job-growth plan: six steps that the new governor should take to allow creation of 400,000 new jobs at negligible cost to....



Globe Reports New Jobs' Analysis of Inventory Tax

September 25, 2014

In comparing the top two 2014 gubernatorial candidates, the Boston Globe mentioned New Jobs' analysis of the middle-class job growth that will come from eliminating the state's inventory tax, while it....



As Candidate, Baker Pledges to Eliminate Inventory Tax

September, 2014

Before the September 2014 state primary, candidate Charlie Baker sent a postcard to voters statewide pledging to eliminate the inventory tax.


Eliminating the inventory tax will help create 56,400 new Massachusetts jobs in manufacturing, distribution and retailing.

Uber, Sued in Boston

July 26, 2014

Massachusetts' most prominent plaintiff's attorney sued Uber under the current independent contractor law.  The Boston Herald printed New Jobs' article showing how our state's uniquely harsh IC law permits this kind of abuse of job-creating firms.


Sarbanes-Oxley Impedes Small Tech Start-Ups

February 11, 2014

New Jobs' President Mike Hruby sent a Tweet, which was widely favorited on Twitter, noting the connection between falling tech start-ups and the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley law.



Elance CEO Fabio Rosati Discusses Online Contracting

February 5, 2014

Fabio Rosati, CEO of the largest firm in the booming eLabor market for online contracting, talked to the Wall Street Journal about the skyrocketing growth of this new work-referral capability.



Telegram: Let the eLabor Market Boom

January 31, 2014

The Worcester Telegram printed New Jobs' article on how online contracting by Massachusetts freelancers is growing 50% per year.  Our state's freelancers can charge more per hour than any....



Teen Work Experience Pays Compound Interest

December 8, 2013

The Lowell Sun printed New Jobs' article making the case for a lower minimum wage for teens, arguing the the experience teens gain while working raises their lifetime earnings and networks them into the community of work.


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