Updated February 22 at 7:59am
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Are the initial jobless claims data as useful a tool as they once were in determining the degree of labor slack in the economy? Certainly, today’s very low levels are cited as one of the key proxies -- along with the unemployment rate -- that raises concerns about the tightening labor market and the potential for wage inflation. more
With President Barack Obama’s federal overtime-pay overhaul likely to die either in court or under Republican Donald Trump, some legislators are trying to replicate it at the state level. more
(Updated 11:02 a.m.) Textron Inc. plans to restructure and align its businesses through employee reductions and facility consolidations, but no changes are planned for the company’s headquarters in Providence, a spokesman said Wednesday. more
The Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies announced Monday that it has come together with Unified Solutions to house a partnership incubator in its new Providence campus at One Empire Plaza. more
In September, Case Snow Management announced it would be hiring 500 seasonal employees as the winter approaches. Openings included operations managers, administrative staff, field managers and equipment operators – most to battle the … more
Rhode Island ranked 48th nationally – or third worst in the nation – for jobs and opportunity in March, according to a new study released Thursday by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity. more
Outreach efforts by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Department of Corrections director A.T. Wall have led to “Road Map to Reentry: Community Workforce Development,” a summit geared toward educating Rhode Island business owners, employers and hiring managers about the financial incentives and benefits of hiring ex-offenders. more
Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million in re-employment grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments to those receiving unemployment insurance. more
Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy. more
Every state in the nation has a wage gap between what women and men are paid. Rhode Island ranks 15th best for its 18-cent wage gap, according to an analysis released this week from the National Partnership for Women & Families. more
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