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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate declined again in July to 7.7 percent, a slight drop compared with June but down almost 2 percentage points year over year, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
With the drop of Rhode Island’s unemployment rate in July to 7.7 percent, the state no longer claimed the highest jobless rate in the country for the first time since October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has recovered more than $4.6 million so far this calendar year from individuals or employers trying to “game the system,” Director Charles J. Fogarty said in a department email newsletter. more
(Updated, 9:45 p.m.) The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc., according to comments from newsroom staff on social media. Rhode Island Public Radio reports that 22 editorial union personnel were losing their jobs. more
Attracting young workers to the insurance industry is a growing challenge, but FM Global is not planning to trip on the talent gap. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
CVS Health is closing its Coram Enteral Nutrition Center in Indianapolis, transitioning services to the company’s existing facilities in other states, according to a company spokeswoman. more
BOSTON – The state last week announced nearly $2 million in funding to support manufacturing workforce training across the state, with $287,950 going towards a Bristol Community College initiative. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November, reducing its unemployment 0.2 percentage points, to 5.8 percent, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported last week. more
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