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The R.I. State Retirement Commission last month decided to cut its roughly $1 billion investment into hedge funds in half, saying the asset has underperformed and cost the state too much in fees over the last five years. The precarious … more
Consumer demand for the high-performance, refined WaterRower Inc. rowing machine keeps two shifts of workers employed daily at its Warren manufacturing plant. The manufacturing process runs from 7 a.m. to midnight, consisting of … more
ATW Companies is hoping a $15,000 Manufacturing Innovation Challenge Grant will help them expand their metal manufacturing into two new markets: higher-capacity pistol magazines and 3D metal printing. The Warwick-based firm is one of 32 … more
Although their backgrounds are diverse and the reasons for their arrival in Providence varied, the nonprofit Beautiful Day has learned that refugees all have a common motivation: a job to support their family. "Refugees need jobs," said … more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week almost to the lowest level since 1973, as employers show scant willingness to fire workers amid a tightening labor market. more
Companies in September added the fewest number of workers in five months, showing the labor market is cooling after strong gains for much of this year, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
State-organized, international trade trips have taken business and government leaders in Rhode Island to Canada and the United Kingdom in recent months. The latest venture, to England and France, came soon after the United Kingdom voted to … more
Rhode Island ranked second to last for its construction unemployment rate of 8.4 percent in August, ahead of only New Mexico, which had a 9.8 percent rate, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. said Thursday. more
The number of applications to collect jobless benefits rose less than forecast last week, indicating employers are leery of dismissing workers as the labor market tightens. more
Envision Technology Advisors, a technology consulting firm, recently acquired Crown Web (formerly Embolden) from Crown Philanthropic Solutions for an undisclosed sum. more
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