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June 2009 was the end of an era: The most painful downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s drew to a close, and economic healing got underway. more
Pop-quiz time. Which of the following explains the inability of employers to fill open positions: n A lack of qualified workers? n Low pay? n Welfare state/transfer payments that make work unappealing? I'll try to … more
An interesting thing happened as manufacturing continued its steady decline in Rhode Island. By mid-2013, the number of people employed in manufacturing began to rise, according to statistics tallied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. … more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and SEIU 1199 New England have reached a tentative agreement on their contract negotiations, subject to ratification by the full union membership. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
Dogged by a high and persistent unemployment rate coming out of the 2008-09 recession, Rhode Island's workforce has struggled to recover. But the state has seen progress recently. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. fell last week from a nine-month high as households became less optimistic about their finances, the buying climate and the national economy, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
Students in a philosophy class were anxiously awaiting the start of their final exam. The professor had warned them that it would be one of the most challenging tests they would ever take. The teacher wrote one question on the board and … more
(Updated 3:20 p.m.) It was standing room only in the Statehouse’s State Room, where Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other officials announced Monday that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will award $129.5 million to Rhode Island over five years. more
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