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Fewer Americans than forecast filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance payments last week, pointing to an improving labor market. more
Educators from the R.I. Department of Education recently completed a “road show” on what next-generation science standards will look like in the classroom when they are implemented over the next three years. more
Christine M. Cunneen, CEO of Johnston-based employee-screening firm Hire Image LLC, says not all companies throw out any job application with a “yes” next to the “prior criminal convictions” question. more
A more than 20-year-old North Scituate company specializing in well repair and maintenance, as well as water treatment and filtration systems, has received a $20,000 loan from the South Eastern Economic Development Corporation. more
Unemployment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area decreased year over year in May, but increased from April to May, according to a U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report. more
The Rhode Island state pension fund grew by $426 million in fiscal 2013 to $7.7 billion, the state Office of the Auditor General said Thursday. more
NEW BEDFORD – Cape Wind’s federal permits list Quonset Point, in North Kingstown, as the staging area for a planned 130-turbine wind farm to be located in Nantucket Sound, according to The Standard-Times of New Bedford. more
Fitch Ratings affirmed its “AA” rating and stable outlook on Rhode Island in light of last week’s announcement that a settlement reached between the state and public employee unions on pension reform would increase Rhode Island’s unfunded pension liability by $232 million. more
Electric Boat’s plan to hire 650 employees this year at its expanding facility at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown is a precursor to a massive ramp-up expected to more than double the current Quonset workforce of 2,800 over the next 15-20 years. more
As 2013 came to a close, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Rhode Island inched upward to 9.1 percent, a one-tenth of a percentage point increase from 9 percent in November. more
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