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Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. 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
(Updated, 9:10 p.m.) An East Greenwich health and wellness program provider has been cited for nine serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for inadequately protecting its employees against exposure from contaminated needlesticks and blood-born pathogens. 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
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
A vote on proposed legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law is expected to come before the House and Senate labor committees on Thursday. more
The state Department of Labor and Training is soliciting planning grant proposals for Real Jobs RI, which focuses on employers’ needs and is part of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s jobs plan to jumpstart the Rhode Island economy. 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
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment for April dropped to 6.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in March, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The Business Workforce Center of the state Department of Labor and Training will host a job fair at the netWORKri One Stop Career Center at One Reservoir Ave. on Wednesday and Thursday to fill positions at Greencore USA. more
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