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In January 2013 Exeter Job Corps, a residential training facility for at-risk, young adults, was forced to close one of three dormitory wings as the federal government froze enrollment across the board for programming at 125 outlets nationally. Its future, like prospects for many of the young people who turn to the program, was in doubt. more
A little like golf, but you get to “break things.” That’s how Jack O’Brien, manager of Addieville East Farm in Burrillville, describes sporting clays, the increasingly popular target-shooting game and alternative to the traditional corporate golf outing. more
Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
August’s unemployment rate in Rhode Island remained at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the month before, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from The Economic Progress Institute. more
The Business Workforce Center at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will host a recruitment event on Tuesday to help Connextions recruit customer service specialists. more
Rhode Island has been awarded $445,735 in federal funding to improve its state unemployment insurance program, as well as funding to participate in a $4.5 million three-state consortium. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
Chris Ciunci, CEO and founder of TribalVision, envisioned a better way of doing business after a multiyear career managing multimillion-dollar corporate marketing budgets. TribalVision, which serves companies looking to outsource marketing, is different, he explained. more
Looking for a job this fall? Dallas is the place to be. Providence, not so much. Forbes listed the best and worst cities for jobs this fall, saying that the job market is slowly improving for job seekers. more
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