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Job openings unexpectedly rose in April to match the highest level since records began in 2000, showing underlying demand in the labor market ahead of a sharp deceleration in payrolls last month, according to the Labor Department. more
The sharp May hiring slowdown revealed in Friday’s employment report took a lot of people -- including me -- by surprise. It shouldn’t have. more
What employee benefit is the most popular among staff members? Hmm … I'm tempted to say the coffee and espresso. We offer a variety of traditional benefits, but the most "popular" is probably the extra effort we put into our … more
Whether financially strained municipalities should be allowed to claw back retiree benefits will likely be answered by the state's highest court, where three distinct suits appear headed. How the Supreme Court decides the question could set … more
FALL RIVER – More than 500 job seekers and nearly 80 companies filled the Government Center atrium Oct. 19 for Fall River's Fall Job Fair, The Herald News reported. Many employers said local competition makes recruiting difficult. … more
It has become one of the Great Questions of Our Age: Why have so many prime-age American men dropped out of the labor force? The percentage of American men ages 25 through 54 who are neither working nor looking for work has been growing for decades. … more
In "Regional Advantage," her classic 1994 explanation of why Silicon Valley became the center of the tech universe and Route 128 outside Boston did not, AnnaLee Saxenian of the University of California at Berkeley argued that a key difference was … more
Uncompensated-care costs for Rhode Island hospitals have plummeted since 2013, as expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act reversed what had been a growing trend. But millions of dollars in savings on the surface don't always … more
When Leslie Taito, a senior vice president at Hope Global, was at an early point in her work life, a male customer once told her she was "prettier than a speckled pup." As if channeling many businesswomen's lifelong task of cleaning up … more
Sometime in 2017, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice will take the bench and fill the vacancy created by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia. Sometime thereafter, the court will almost certainly reverse nearly 40 years of precedent and rule … more
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