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Companies in the U.S. hired fewer workers than projected in May as federal budget cuts and higher taxes stifled greater improvement in the labor market. more
As a lawyer who focuses on social media issues, I am often asked whether employers should “block” their employees from accessing Facebook during working hours. These employers are concerned that their employees are wasting time online, engaging in inappropriate online behavior and exposing their companies to liability. more
The fiscal policies of the federal government are slowing the economy in the Bay State, according to the latest report from the MassBenchmarks editorial board, released Thursday. more
Despite the often overwhelming negativity in the public discourse about Rhode Island’s economy and its prospects – 56 percent of respondents to a recent PBN.com poll on this topic said the state deserves all the raspberries it receives – there are many good stories hereabouts, not the least of them being the Bryant University international-business senior practicum. more
The more difficult the change, the more determined the resistance. Just ask R.I. Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist. more
The U.S. Department of Justice entered into an interim settlement agreement on Thursday with the state of Rhode Island and the city of Providence to resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act that affected roughly 200 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
The economic impact of the recreational boating industry in Rhode Island totals $508.3 million, according to a report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. more
Summer is here, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. It used to be that teens could expect to find a summer job as quickly as pop-up summer showers appear in Florida. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.9 percent in May after 10 consecutive months of declines, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island is set to receive a $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of $58 million in funding awarded to 30 states for expanded training for dislocated workers, the agency announced Wednesday. more
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