Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will implement safety enhancements in aerial acts to protect employees against injuries like those its aerialists suffered during a a “hair hang” act last year at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Last week Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a new $1.3 million grant program – Real Jobs RI – designed to focus job training on the stated needs of Rhode Island employers. Is it enough to make a dent in the Ocean State’s jobless problem?
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.
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.
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.