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Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Rhode Island is an example, as it has maintained a 7.6 unemployment rate since August. more
Economic growth continued in the third quarter, but the pace was not as fast, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator, which showed growth at 2.3 percent in the third quarter, compared with 3 percent in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday. more
Cindy Laughlin, president of Recruiting Specialists, was recently elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Laughlin began her career as an executive recruiter for a search firm that specialized in retail. After acquiring ownership of the firm in 1993, Laughlin built Recruiting Specialists into the talent-acquisition firm that it is today. Recruiting Specialists focuses on many facets of the retail industry, including big box and luxury retail. Outside of the office, Laughlin is also very active in the community. She was previously the president (and now the chairwoman) of Justice Assistance. She is also the education chairwoman for the Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, as well as a trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and she continues to support several of Rhode Island’s nonprofit organizations. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
Engineering firm Wright-Pierce received a Circle of Excellence Platinum Award at the 2014 A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) Industry Summit held in Orlando last month. more
In a letter on her company’s website, Emily Harrington, CEO of staffing firm Qualified Resources International, said she decided to launch the newest incarnation of Qualified Resources after selling the original in 2009 because she “understood every facet of the business.” And seeing as the 4-year-old Cranston-based Qualified Resources is not only on Providence Business News’ list of fastest-growing companies – but also up a spot from last year – that statement seems to be proven true. more
Francis A. Connor III, a partner at Barton Gilman LLP, will be featured in the peer-reviewed publication Best Lawyers in America 2015. This is Connor’s fourth consecutive year receiving the designation. Connor is a trial and appellate attorney who specializes in representing clients in business and insurance litigation, as well as professional liability matters. He also provides consultation and he frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator. A member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, he also volunteers at Barrington public schools as a youth-sports coach. Connor holds a B.A. in history and a J.D. from Georgetown University. more
The management teams of Edwards Wildman Palmer and Locke Lord have signed a letter of intent to combine the two law firms. more
Most industries experience periods of disruptive change – so why not law? more
Pawtucket-based American Partners Inc. – a division of BG Staffing founded in 2007 – is a staff-augmentation company in the business intelligence, performance management and enterprise-resource-planning markets. The firm supports consulting companies, state and local organizations and Fortune 1000 companies across the country. more
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