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(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the second quarter, rebounding from the biggest drop in more than three decades and helping to restrain labor costs. more
Job openings rose in June to the highest level in more than 13 years, firming up the U.S. labor market picture for the second half of the year. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose more than forecast last week, interrupting a steady decline to pre-recession lows. more
Kevin Duggan has advised businesses on several management philosophies, including lean enterprise and his own leadership method, operational excellence. He’s president of Duggan Associates and the Institute for Operational Excellence, both located in North Kingstown. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
Losing time running a printing press while searching for a misplaced screwdriver is a small but potentially costly inefficiency, says one business owner who will be using a state grant to implement a lean manufacturing program. more
In yet another sign that Rhode Island’s economy is recovering, an increasing number of Ocean State companies are applying for – and receiving – Incumbent Worker Training grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
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