Updated August 30 at 8:28pm
Workforce
531 results total, viewing 61 - 70
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
Acknowledging that economic development goes beyond creation of jobs to nurturing new skills in existing employees, banking and government leaders on Wednesday celebrated employees who recently completed industry-requested courses created through a state grant. more
Rhode Island is being granted $17.8 million in federal funding to help Providence and Cranston hire and train new firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
One of Adolf Hitler’s many blunders was to kick smart people out of his country. His hatred of Jews led him to expel a large number of Germany’s most accomplished scientists, many of whom went to the United States. more
« Prev | 1 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 54 | Next »