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A request for proposals has been issued for a third round of funding of up to $2.3 million for Workforce Innovation Grants to support partnerships between employers and education and training providers. more
(Updated Tuesday 2:38 p.m.) Aetna Bridge Co. received a second place construction safety excellence award in the highway and transportation division by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to the latest report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Women & Infants Hospital laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees, as part of an effort to “address inefficiencies” and “bring its cost structure in line with other organizations,” it said in a press release Monday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate state law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. more
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of lingering holiday turnover. more
The owner of Alhambra Building Company has been sentenced to two years probation for failing to pay workers prevailing wages and filing false claims in order to collect more than $1.8 million in federal funds during a West Warwick textile mill renovation project. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
Embolden, a digital-communications group, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Crown Philanthropic Solutions, which specializes in philanthropic technology. more
Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Tuesday. more
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