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From December 2011 to December 2012, employment increased in 287 of the 328 largest counties in the United States, including Providence County, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
The more difficult the change, the more determined the resistance. Just ask R.I. Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist. more
Providence’s summer jobs program has helped 650 city youth find employment this summer, the office of Mayor Angel Taveras announced Wednesday. more
A new study has found that senior citizens’ incomes fail to meet a generally accepted threshold for comfortable living in nearly every state, with Rhode Island ranking third worst in the nation, consumer finance website Interest.com announced Monday. more
Eight previously unemployed Rhode Islanders with information technology experience now have full-time jobs in the state as a result of a 14-week program that oiled some rusty skills and added up-to-date technology training requested by employers. more
Payrolls in the U.S. increased more than forecast in October, a sign that employers were optimistic the world’s biggest economy would weather the effects of the federal government shutdown. more
FM Global is creating 36 new jobs in information technology at its corporate offices here, the company said in a press release Wednesday, among more than 300 hires made in Rhode Island in the last five years. more
A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased to a two-month high last week. Swings in jobless applications are typical in July as auto plants close for annual retooling. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
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