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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
Consumer confidence retreated more than forecast in April as Americans’ optimism about the outlook for the economy and employment waned. more
Colleen Bernier, a recruiter at Admiral Packaging of Providence, in May tried out testing for the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate, a credential local manufacturing industry leaders would like to see widely used when hiring or promoting … more
Job openings unexpectedly increased in May to the highest level on record, a sign the U.S. labor market will keep bolstering the world’s largest economy. more
How come more people are retiring in their early 20s? Why are middle-age men becoming stay-at-home dads? What’s keeping women out of the workforce other than illness, kids or school? more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
George Nee has had a long tenure as a labor leader with the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, which represents nearly 80,000 workers across the state in a variety of occupations. Nee was named executive director in 1984, secretary-treasurer in 1991 and … more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed an executive order requiring state agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. "Developing a strategy that supports a transition to … more
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