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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
When Jonathan Wright, 20, of Cumberland, used the bridge.jobs website to find an internship in videography, his future employer already had him in her sights. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said they would keep working to strike a compromise on reviving expanded jobless benefits, even as the chamber failed to advance the latest plan amid a partisan dispute over amendments. more
Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung have renewed their partnership through Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, announcing the launch of a series of eight job fairs geared toward specific industries. more
To the Editor: As the unemployment picture gets worse in Rhode Island, some in government are actually making it harder to find work. At the urging of labor unions, some state and federal officials are trying to make it more difficult to hire independent contractors. more
Fitch Ratings affirmed its “AA” rating and stable outlook on Rhode Island in light of last week’s announcement that a settlement reached between the state and public employee unions on pension reform would increase Rhode Island’s unfunded pension liability by $232 million. more
Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities. more
Improved national and global economic conditions, encouraging local job growth figures and a strengthening housing market are among the signs indicating an optimistic outlook for Massachusetts going into 2014, according to the editorial board of the MassBenchmarks economic journal. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
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