Updated June 25 at 11:27pm
Manufacturing
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The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Allison Carley was hired as president of Cranston-based jewelry company Luca + Danni. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island. more
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. more
Systems Engineering Associates Corp. is part of a team that has been awarded a $55 million Naval Sea Systems Command contract for submarine work. more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, met third-quarter profit estimates as its newest products continue to take market share from rivals. more
The perception that someone can be hired, and step seamlessly into a manufacturing job with little training is no longer accurate. The exodus of low-skill, low-wage jobs to other countries, coupled with advances in technology, have created … more
Rhode Island School of Design has received a $100,000 grant from health care company Johnson & Johnson to increase the number of women studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D). more
Toxic chemical releases increased 26.9 percent in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to Toxic Release Inventory data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. more
In the construction trades, new recruits learn the job by working alongside veteran laborers. Their earnings are covered by negotiated contracts. Workforce-development advocates say the same approach could benefit manufacturing and other … more
A merger of Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc., which would unite two of the biggest toymakers, would need to win approval from antitrust officials in Washington who are increasingly saying no to deals marrying the dominant players in an industry. more
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