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Citing more than a decade of continual enrollment increases, the University of Rhode Island said Thursday it plans to spend $5.3 million to hire 55 new faculty over the next four years. more
The U.S. economic expansion, now in its sixth year, shows no sign of flagging as home sales climb, factories pump out more goods and the labor market strengthens. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the job market is sustaining progress. more
The labor-market recovery that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seeks is proving incomplete as many U.S. workers languish in part-time jobs. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Richard I. Gouse, president of the New England Institute of Technology for the past 43 years, is leading a new phase of growth at the commuter-based school to accommodate residential students. more
Companies added more workers than forecast in December, indicating the U.S. job market was sustaining strength as 2014 drew to a close, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
The benefits of the U.S. recovery that began more than five years ago are flowing downward. more
Federal Reserve policy makers are missing a key element as they assess the health of the labor market: data that includes whether those who are employed are overqualified for their job or would like to work more hours. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th in the nation for five-year growth of total workers’ compensation benefits paid (including both cash and medical benefits), according to research by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
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