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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The netWORKri career center located in the village of Wakefield expanded its hours to meet the requirements of a U.S. Department of Labor grant. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced the launch of a joint advanced-manufacturing training program between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College to train unemployed individuals for entry-level jobs as production technicians at local manufacturers. more
Take a poll of machine shop and manufacturing company owners in Rhode Island and they’re all likely to tell you the same thing, said David Maynard, co-owner of Dean Machine in Cranston. more
Three years after Joe Mirabello began his career as an artist at Iron Lore Entertainment in Maynard, Mass., he had made up his mind to go west and find work designing the next blockbuster video game for a big-name West Coast studio – until 38 Studios LLC, then Green Monster Games, opened up right next door. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will continue offering a program in collaboration with the Center for Women & Enterprise to help unemployed Rhode Islanders start their own businesses. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the second quarter, rebounding from the biggest drop in more than three decades and helping to restrain labor costs. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Job openings rose in June to the highest level in more than 13 years, firming up the U.S. labor market picture for the second half of the year. more
As a result of the state’s early repayment of its federal unemployment insurance loan, Rhode Island businesses will save $95 million in federal UI tax payments and interest through 2016, according to data released Tuesday by R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose more than forecast last week, interrupting a steady decline to pre-recession lows. more
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