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BOSTON – A Mansfield company is among the Massachusetts firms receiving a portion of the $3.7 million Workforce Training Fund General Program Grants announced this month. more
Disappearing pensions, personal contributions to 401(k)s, a tough economy and the lasting impact of the financial meltdown – the varied elements of retirement planning weave a web of challenges for those considering leaving the regular workweek for what was once considered a time to wind down a bit and step up long-delayed, personal pursuits. more
About 4,900 long-term unemployed Rhode Islanders will lose their federal emergency jobless benefits following the decision by Congress not to include an extension of unemployment benefits in the budget deal approved Dec. 18, the Associated Press reported Thursday. more
As of Wednesday, Jan. 1, Rhode Island workers will have access to four weeks per year of job-protected leave to care for a new child or tend to a seriously ill relative. more
BOSTON – Mohegan Sun has reached agreements with two labor groups to hire union carpenters and tradesmen should it win approval to build a casino in Revere, Mass., The Associated Press reported last week. more
Tech Collective celebrated the graduation of its inaugural IT On Demand trainees at a Dec. 20 event held at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
New England private-industry employer costs for employee compensation averaged $34.48 per hour in September, the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Friday. The national average of compensation costs in September was $29.23 per hour. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 2.6 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 400 jobs for a total of 15,700 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Business leaders hailed state lawmakers for ending Rhode Island’s prohibition on biweekly pay this past summer to remove what they described as a longstanding barrier to improving the state’s poor economic climate. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in September and October compared with the same periods last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nonseasonally adjusted data released Thursday. more
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