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Outreach efforts by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Department of Corrections director A.T. Wall have led to “Road Map to Reentry: Community Workforce Development,” a summit geared toward educating Rhode Island business owners, employers and hiring managers about the financial incentives and benefits of hiring ex-offenders. more
Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million in re-employment grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments to those receiving unemployment insurance. more
Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy. more
RespectAbility said that Rhode Island, as of 2014, ranked 32nd in employment of disabled persons, with only 33.9 percent of all 63,400 working-age Rhode Islanders who identify as disabled being employed. more
Jobless claims unexpectedly decreased to the lowest level since 1973 as the U.S. labor market remains a pillar of support in the world’s largest economy. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in March for the fourth consecutive month, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
More than 500 Rhode Island Verizon workers on Wednesday went on strike after the telecommunications giant and union leadership failed to reach contract agreements. more
Every state in the nation has a wage gap between what women and men are paid. Rhode Island ranks 15th best for its 18-cent wage gap, according to an analysis released this week from the National Partnership for Women & Families. more
Rhode Island’s third-largest city also is one of the best in the country for women in the workforce. more
The longtime chief operating officer of Crossroads Rhode Island has been named the Career Achievement winner in the 2016 Providence Business News Business Women Awards program, while the outstanding Mentor honoree is an entrepreneur who owns and operates three companies committed to equity in sports. more
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