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Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. more
Seven months after layoffs, Swipely is in the midst of hiring. more
It wasn’t all that bad a year to be a Motown resident, or a software publisher, or even a job seeker without a high school degree. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area lost 300 construction jobs over the year in November, a 1 percent decline that put the area at No. 256 in a ranking of 358 metro areas, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
(Updated 12:19 and 1:52 p.m.) Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is moving its headquarters from Providence to Smithfield starting next month. more
The immigration issue is fraught at the best of times, but especially so right now, with the rhetoric emanating from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. more
Travis J. Escobar is president of Millennial Professional Group of Rhode Island, an entity "dedicated to increasing the amount of millennials who #ChooseRI and improving opportunities for those who make that decision," according to its website. … more
Mike Stenhouse is founder and CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a free-enterprise, public-policy think tank. The Cranston native is a former small-business owner with a dot-com company, a marketing professional with a … more
George Nee has had a long tenure as a labor leader with the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, which represents nearly 80,000 workers across the state in a variety of occupations. Nee was named executive director in 1984, secretary-treasurer in 1991 and … more
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