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Rhode Island employers who have spent years creating compensation policies are grappling with a new federal regulation that greatly expands the range of salaried employees who can earn overtime. Under an administrative rule announced … more
The U.S. is running out of available workers and that means employees are getting paid more. more
In the last year, more and more companies have started offering their employees cash to pay off student loans as part of benefits packages. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks last in New England in the percentage of residents with higher education degrees, according to a Lumina Foundation study. In its report released this month, "A Stronger Nation," the foundation found that … more
PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in April at 5.3 percent, behind only Connecticut at 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said May 27. … more
PROVIDENCE – In the wake of the announcement that General Electric Co. would open a new technology center here, city, state and congressional officials on June 13 gathered at the Statehouse to welcome company executives. "We are on your … more
How significant the decision by a technology division of General Electric Co. to come to Rhode Island ends up being for the local economy will of course depend largely on the number of new jobs created. GE executives have committed to … more
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Hospital last week said it plans to eliminate the positions of 200 full- and part-time employees due to a "significant deficit" for the fiscal year that closed Sept. 30. Most of the affected employees are expected … more
In a partnership announced Thursday, Roger Williams University’s School of Continuing Education will provide customized educational and workforce development programming to residents in the cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, holding near four-decade lows that highlight strength in the job market. more
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