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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected to a six-month high last week, potentially reflecting seasonal swings in a still-healthy labor market. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 160th in the United States for 2 percent construction job growth over the year in November, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
Rhode Island ranked 27th in the nation for its 1.7 percent construction employment growth over the year in November, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and SEIU 1199 New England have reached a tentative agreement on their contract negotiations, subject to ratification by the full union membership. more
The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in November, its third consecutive month-over-month decline and a two-tenths of a percentage point decline from the year prior. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, validating the Federal Reserve’s view of a vigorous labor market. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has called a noon news conference for Thursday at the Statehouse to make “a major jobs announcement” concerning Virgin Pulse. Raimondo is expected to be … more
There are 552 unclaimed pensions in Rhode Island, totaling more than $5 million, according to American Advisors Group Inc. more
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