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The index of U.S. leading economic indicators decreased in January for a second month, reflecting a slump in stock prices as well as a pickup in jobless claims that has since reversed. more
The White House on Tuesday announced a new rule that will boost the number of Americans who qualify for time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a given week. more
Service industries expanded in January at the slowest pace in nearly two years, raising the risk that persistent weakness in manufacturing is starting to creep into the rest of the U.S. economy. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, giving workers more reason to feel secure in their jobs. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates. more
As the health care industry is evolving to respond to changing demands, so, too, are wellness initiatives. A report from the Society for Human Resource Management, “2016 Employee Benefits: Looking Back at 20 Years of Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S.,” noted that wellness resource information is the most common benefit offered by surveyed employers, but its popularity is declining. Seventy-two percent of them offered that benefit in 2016, down from 2015’s 80 percent, and 61 percent of employers offered wellness programs in 2016, also down from 2015’s 70 percent. more
Public housing residents in two Providence neighborhoods may qualify for job training and work readiness programs, as well as employment placement services, through a federal grant announced by U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed on Monday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Local IT firms have reported difficulty for years in attracting people they need to grow their companies. A recent summit put on by Tech Collective and Bridge Technical Talent provided more detail … more
Job growth settled into a more sustainable pace in January and the unemployment rate dropped to an almost eight-year low of 4.9 percent, signs of a resilient labor market that’s causing wage growth to stir. more
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