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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast to an eight-week high, representing a pause in a trend of more muted firings. 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
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continued its slow, downward slide, dipping to 5.3 percent in October, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday touted a new center here designed to train workers in maritime pipefitting, sheet metal and carpentry work. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. voted to approve more than $7 million in state relocation and redevelopment credits Monday to several corporations that plan to invest in or bring jobs to Rhode Island. more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
The traditional corporate golf outing isn't what it used to be, and for nonprofit and charitable causes, that has turned into a beneficial trend. Companies are organizing charitable golf tournaments to benefit philanthropic causes, … more
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