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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
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
Providence is among seven U.S. cities hiring aggressively in the top 10 most desirable “flexible” career fields, FlexJobs.com reported Thursday. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has made available $700,000 to Rhode Island businesses for “incumbent worker training.” All Ocean State for-profit or nonprofit businesses that contribute to the Job Development Fund can apply for grants, which range in size from $5,000 to $40,000 and which must be matched by the company. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranks No. 52 in a list of the 100 best cities for women in business, compiled by the Bizwomen business journal and released Thursday. more
Looking for a job this fall? Dallas is the place to be. Providence, not so much. Forbes listed the best and worst cities for jobs this fall, saying that the job market is slowly improving for job seekers. more
Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at the Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. more
Supervalu Inc. and the operator of the Albertsons supermarket chain, which both suffered data breaches this year, said they discovered additional attacks in the computer networks that process card payments. more
Rhode Island ranks second in the country for workplace safety, according to a report released Thursday by labor-union federation AFL-CIO that placed the Ocean State’s work-related fatality rate for 2012 at 1.7 per 100,000 workers. more
Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from The Economic Progress Institute. more
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