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According to "The Yogi Book," when the late Yogi Berra was playing in the minor leagues for the Newark Bears before joining the New York Yankees for his Hall of Fame career, his manager told him not to swing at balls out of the strike zone. … more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
(Updated 1:33 p.m.) Buyouts again are being offered at The Providence Journal. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
Does your company offer paid family leave beyond the four weeks required by Rhode Island law? Yes – 37.5% No – 62.5% How many of your employees have opted to take family leave? Fewer than 25% … more
There are three simple rules in life: – If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. – If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. – If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place. … more
Sure, the employee can navigate documents in Word, read through files sorted by Excel and create a PowerPoint presentation. But how many can honestly say they know how to analyze data and create effective reports and presentations? … more
(Updated Jan. 19) Stephen Koester, 23, prepared last fall to intern this academic quarter at the Providence office of Woodard & Curran, by using equipment in New England Institute of Technology's updated electrical-engineering lab. The Canada-based … more
Sam’s Clubs stores in Warwick, Fall River and Seekonk are closed today as part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plan to shutter 269 stores, including 154 stores in the United States. more
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