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Rhode Island’s minimum wage is actually $9.17 per hour, not $9, when adjusted for cost of living, according to The Washington Post. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth in February was “tepid at best,” according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
Much has been written about the rise of the gig economy, sharing economy, on-demand economy, 1099 economy, freelancer economy or whatever you prefer to call it. more
We're going to be asking what states owe workers a lot as the former wrestle with growing pension obligations. Illinois courts have just ruled that the state's attempt to curtail its pension benefits cannot go forward. The Chicago Tribune … more
The United Nurses and Allied Professionals of Rhode Island Hospital Education Fund, known as Stepping Up, will host a workforce development summit at Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, on April 14 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Key guests include members of public and private postsecondary education, the Governor's Workforce Board, Department of Labor and Training and leaders in the health care industry. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in March for the fourth consecutive month, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island must learn to "punch above its weight," or so say many who talk about economic development efforts in the Ocean State. If there is one piece of the state's economy that is doing that already, it's the health care sector. Based … more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 23rd in the nation for 13 percent construction job growth year over year in March, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. more
1 You are Rhode Island's Small Business Person of the Year and in the running for the national honor. Why do you think you earned the recognition? I think our story is typical of how so many small businesses have fought hard to prosper the … more
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