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Kathie Shields, executive director of Tech Collective, talks about the $7.5 million initiative named Tech Force Rhode Island, designed to address the state’s information technology industry employment and workforce needs. more
Rhode Island’s economy continued to expand at a slow, but steady, rate in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Wednesday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
Coventry High School’s Regional Career and Technical Center has been awarded a $198,000 state grant to partner with General Dynamics Electric Boat to train students for jobs at EB. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. were little changed last week, hovering close to four- decade lows and showing steady progress in the labor market. more
The United Auto Workers union has started negotiating a new labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler, which will serve as the template for deals with the other members of what’s now known as the Detroit Three. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. climbed last week to a two-month high, a sign of more moderate labor market progress. more
Rhode Island, as of August, has recovered 73.1 percent of the 39,800 jobs lost during its recession, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
The 2016 unemployment insurance taxable wage base will be $22,000 for most employers in Rhode Island, an increase of $800, the state Department of Labor and Training said this week. more
Rhode Island has received a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve worker training, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said it will help people get jobs and attract businesses to Rhode Island. more
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