Updated October 13 at 1:13pm
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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
In a recent column about a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working multiple jobs, for well over 40 hours per week in total, but not receiving any of the benefits which have … 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
An increase in June payrolls followed smaller gains in the prior two months, and wages were little changed as U.S. job market reflected a more moderate pace of economic growth. more
Four city restaurants owned and operated by Andrew Mitrelis underpaid 17 servers and kitchen employees, a violation of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. more
Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
President Barack Obama has plans to expand workers’ entitlement to overtime pay. The move may be good politics - putting Republicans in an awkward position and making nice with Democrats opposed to his free-trade agenda. more
From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reason to begin raising interest rates this year. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area lost 800 construction jobs in May, a 4 percent decline year over year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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