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When it comes to discrimination, Americans pride ourselves on how far we’ve come. Racial segregation is history. Explicit sex discrimination is banned. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land. more
Every state in the nation has a wage gap between what women and men are paid. Rhode Island ranks 15th best for its 18-cent wage gap, according to an analysis released this week from the National Partnership for Women & Families. more
Usually, when I talk about immigration, it’s the high-skilled variety I’m referring to -- people with college degrees or professional skills. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth in February was “tepid at best,” according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
More babies are being born with exposure to opioids in Rhode Island, the annual KIDS COUNT Factbook has found. more
Much has been written about the rise of the gig economy, sharing economy, on-demand economy, 1099 economy, freelancer economy or whatever you prefer to call it. more
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate passed legislation March 31 designed to curtail the theft of wages from employees by unscrupulous employers. The measures offer employees improved methods for collecting unpaid wages, The Valley Breeze reported. … more
Rhode Island’s third-largest city also is one of the best in the country for women in the workforce. more
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th for 24.9 percent growth in women-owned business firms from 2007 to 2016, according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by Amex OPEN. more
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