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Acknowledging that economic development goes beyond creation of jobs to nurturing new skills in existing employees, banking and government leaders on Wednesday celebrated employees who recently completed industry-requested courses created through a state grant. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat this year plans to hire at least 2,000 people to build U.S. Navy-commissioned submarines, including 650 more at Quonset Point. more
The idea that clients are looking for pieces to last a lifetime drives the design behind the leather wallets, bags, briefcases and general accessories handcrafted by Lotuff Leather. "Our clients are looking for slow fashion, not fast … more
The dramatic rise in health care and health insurance costs is an ongoing challenge for employers seeking to provide comprehensive and meaningful benefits. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, employees' share of premium costs has risen 3 … more
The millennial generation is a tough nut to crack, but 34 University of Rhode Island marketing students have taken on the challenge of broadening car-manufacturer Acura's popularity among 21- to 35-year-olds. Using the generation's … more
The R.I. State Retirement Commission last month decided to cut its roughly $1 billion investment into hedge funds in half, saying the asset has underperformed and cost the state too much in fees over the last five years. The precarious … more
Do you maintain a home office? Yes – 69.2% No – 30.8% How often do you work from home during normal business hours? Once or twice a week – 38.5% Not applicable – 23% … more
Students in a philosophy class were anxiously awaiting the start of their final exam. The professor had warned them that it would be one of the most challenging tests they would ever take. The teacher wrote one question on the board and … more
A declining 5.1 percent unemployment rate did not keep Rhode Island’s economic momentum from sagging in December, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
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