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PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
Nearly 300 job seekers attended an informational job fair at Newport Grand on Wednesday, according to a press release from Jobs for Newport. more
Rhode Island ranked 29th on the annual Opportunity Index, released Monday from the national campaign, Opportunity Nation. more
Military veterans from across New England huddle on the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Oct. 19 at the third annual CVS Health/New England Patriots Football Skills Camp for Veterans. The camp provides veterans with the opportunity to work on their football skills alongside former Patriots players and get autographs from and pictures with Patriots alumni, cheerleaders and mascot Pat Patriot. As part of the camp, the veterans were treated to lunch, as well as tickets to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. knows how to follow a game plan, as evidenced by a second straight third quarter profit record. more
Southcoast Health System has laid off 70 workers, citing a 3 percent shortfall in the system’s operating budget, according to The Standard-Times in New Bedford. more
Rhode Island ranks second in the country for workplace safety, according to a report released Thursday by labor-union federation AFL-CIO that placed the Ocean State’s work-related fatality rate for 2012 at 1.7 per 100,000 workers. more
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. of West Warwick makes nuclear-propulsion-system components for the U.S. Navy and tools used to extrude, or shape, polymers and plastics by pushing them through a die. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts lost 1,600 jobs in April but saw its total unemployment rate drop 0.3 percent, to 6 percent, from the March rate, according to the Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates. more
PROVIDENCE – The Senate this month passed legislation sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski to exempt the Job Development Fund from indirect cost recovery on restricted-receipts accounts. That action will free more than $1.2 million annually for use in job-training and work-experience efforts. more
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