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New England private-industry employer costs for employee compensation averaged $34.48 per hour in September, the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Friday. The national average of compensation costs in September was $29.23 per hour. more
Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5, Rhode Island workers could begin applying for Temporary Caregiver Insurance, which provides up to four weeks per year of job-protected leave to care for a new child or tend to a seriously ill relative. more
Barbara P. Riley, senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Rhode Island Hospital, was among five University of Connecticut School of Nursing alumni who recently received an award as part of the school’s annual “Reflections of Excellence” ceremony. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the third quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. more
Companies boosted payrolls in November by the most in a year, a sign that U.S. employers were optimistic about demand after the end of a government shutdown a month earlier, a private report based on payrolls showed Wednesday. more
Anh Nguyen, a computer engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, has been named a winner of the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award for his work in developing the Navy’s most innovative, cost-saving training programs. The award honors individuals creating new paths for others in science, research, technology and development. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose to 9.2 percent in December, non-seasonally adjusted, from 8.6 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force shrank five-tenths of a percent to 687,600 from 698,300, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
The Wheaton College Board of Trustees has appointed Babson College Provost Dennis Hanno as Wheaton’s new president, effective July 15. more
About 4,900 long-term unemployed Rhode Islanders will lose their federal emergency jobless benefits following the decision by Congress not to include an extension of unemployment benefits in the budget deal approved Dec. 18, the Associated Press reported Thursday. more
Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, was recently accepted into the first class of fellows at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, where he is founding secretary and past president. Comprised of 61 surgeons, Leonard and his peers are distinguished as top professionals in the hair-restoration industry. more
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