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Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
A workforce poll found that many businesses across the country score poorly on being prepared for severe winter weather. more
PROVIDENCE – Federal safety officials have fined a Rhode Island wood-pellet company $43,000 for alleged violations related to a 2013 explosion and fire, The Associated Press reported last week. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has recovered more than $4.6 million so far this calendar year from individuals or employers trying to “game the system,” Director Charles J. Fogarty said in a department email newsletter. more
Massachusetts and the nation are on track to experience solid growth for the balance of 2014 and through the first quarter of 2015, but “serious challenges remain,” according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
Fidelity Investments will lay off 460 employees in Kentucky and Texas over the next 12 to 18 months following the outsourcing of the company’s printing and mailing operations. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts businesses will save $75 million in a deal reached with the State Rating Bureau and the Workers Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed helped broker a deal with other senators to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year. more
Registering a positive value of 75, Rhode Island’s economic momentum for July is providing a “glimmer of hope” in a year that has mostly disappointed to date, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
Unemployment in Rhode Island slid one-tenth of a percentage point in May to a seasonally adjusted 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent in April, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. Last month also represented the first time since April 2013 that the state’s civilian labor force improved on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. more
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