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General Dynamics Electric Boat, the North Kingstown-based maker and servicer of submarines for the U.S. Navy, is in the midst of a major ramp-up in employment, one that will eventually boost the workforce at its Quonset Business Park facility to … more
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities … more
I spent the first 17 years of my career working in the New York area. In 2003 my wife and I quit our jobs and moved to Rhode Island for the quality of life. My career evolved into working with startups in the data and SaaS space. This led to nearly … more
The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labor market remains steady. 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
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
In the 1990s, Wal-Mart’s "everyday low prices" crushed small businesses. Mom and pop stores just couldn’t compete against the behemoth’s economies of scale and investments in its supply chain. more
The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits last week held at the lowest level since mid-April, further evidence of a strong labor market. more
Each summer Lifespan hires approximately 80 socially or economically "at-risk" youths, many of whom end up landing permanent jobs throughout the five-hospital health system. Since the state became involved in the program in 2008, Alexis … more
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