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Since the 1980s, the Community College of Rhode Island has been contracting with employers to offer for-credit and noncredit classes that train students in manufacturing and other sectors, with health care a growing focus. more
The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications for unemployment benefits during a holiday- shortened week that typically makes the data more volatile. more
Construction employment increased in 45 states, including Rhode Island, as well as in Washington, D.C., in February compared with the previous year, according to Associated General Contractors of America. more
Last week's release of the change in personal income by state for 2013-14 placed Rhode Island pretty high on the list, No. 16, with a one-year gain of 4.3 percent. But that doesn't quite tell the entire story. In the last decade, the Ocean … more
BOSTON – Attempting to address a projected budgetary shortfall, Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month issued a hiring freeze across the entire state government while also announcing a comprehensive review of the state’s departments. more
Rhode Island is facing a current and future shortage of experienced nurses – but that doesn’t mean getting a job in the industry is easy, even for college graduates with a degree in the field. more
The percentage of Rhode Islanders represented by unions declined in 2014 compared with the year prior, according to union membership data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The number of information technology professionals employed in Rhode Island is at an all-time high, but advertised jobs are left vacant as employers struggle to find candidates with applicable skills in a fast-evolving industry. more
Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best annual performance in 15 years. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.4 percent in March, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.6 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
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