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PROVIDENCE – The federal government has approved a no-cost extension of Rhode Island’s Race to the Top grant program, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed helped broker a deal with other senators to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year. more
MALDEN, Mass. – Gov. Deval Patrick on March 14 announced $8 million in state funding for the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in February, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. more
As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
Cox Communications said Wednesday it would cut as many as 234 jobs from its residential customer service call center in West Warwick, potentially reducing the size of its workforce in Rhode Island by about 20 percent. 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
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
Federal Reserve policymakers are missing a key element as they assess the health of the labor market: data that includes whether those who are employed are overqualified for their job or would like to work more hours. more
PAWTUCKET – The internal-medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced that 100 percent of the graduating Class of 2014 passed the American Board of Internal Medicine, certifying them as physicians. more
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