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Locke Lord LLP and Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP have approved the merger of their law firms, creating Locke Lord Edwards effective Jan. 10. more
Rhode Island employers expect to hire at “a respectable pace” in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released this week by ManpowerGroup. more
Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $35.27 per hour in September, and were the highest among the nine geographic regions in the United States, according to a quarterly report released Friday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The unemployment rate for Rhode Island for September remained unchanged at 7.6 percent compared with August, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Feld Entertainment Inc. for one serious safety violation and is proposing a penalty of $7,000 in response to the circus accident that injured nine performers during a “hair hang act” this past May at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. more
Job openings held close to a more than a 13-year high in July as employers remained confident about the outlook for demand in the world’s biggest economy. more
Brown University ranked No. 26 out of 50 in a faculty salary survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education, with full professors receiving an average salary of $164,700. Including benefits, average compensation at Brown is $205,700. more
Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Tuesday. more
Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 341 of the 372 metropolitan areas, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area was among them, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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