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Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 2.6 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 400 jobs for a total of 15,700 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Rhode Island nursing home labor costs rose 13 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a recent report, as the cost of skilled care for the oldest residents keeps rising. more
Providence is among seven U.S. cities hiring aggressively in the top 10 most desirable “flexible” career fields, FlexJobs.com reported Thursday. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts added 10,300 jobs in December, posting a total unemployment rate of 7 percent, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported. The unemployment rate was up 0.3 of a percentage point from the December 2012 rate of 6.7 percent. more
From left: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee tour the Tunstall Americas facility at 100 Freight on Feb. 4 with Tunstall President and CEO Brad Waugh and Public Information Officer Glenn Morin. By the end of this month Tunstall says it will have exceeded a commitment to bring 250 jobs to Rhode Island, two months early. The company says it will have hired 269 workers by the end of February. more
Laura Boucher is a 23-year-old registered nurse with the goal of having a full-time job, preferably at Bradley Hospital, because of its focus on mental-health care for children and adolescents. more
Of the many theories explaining Rhode Island’s persistent economic slump, the failure to transition to technology-based industries may have the most current traction. more
The path to success among the new generation of foodies is being led to the table by a waiter. In a throwback to their grandparents’ time, many who consider themselves young professionals are choosing a career path as servers. more
PROVIDENCE – Federal safety officials have fined a Rhode Island wood-pellet company $43,000 for alleged violations related to a 2013 explosion and fire, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
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