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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in February, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced that Massachusetts has been awarded an $11.67 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will expand the state’s Social Innovation Financing juvenile-justice project by providing additional success payments tied to increases in employment and reductions in recidivism. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Rhode Island nursing home labor costs rose 13 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a recent report, as the cost of skilled care for the oldest residents keeps rising. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. more
PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board has launched the first phase of its new Rhode Island Work Immersion Program, an initiative that aims to provide subsidized work opportunities for Rhode Island college students and unemployed adults. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England inched downward in December, dropping 8 cents per hour to an average of $34.40 per hour, but remained the highest in the U.S., according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Wednesday. more
Bank of America Corp. is cutting jobs today across co-Chief Operating Officer Thomas Montag’s global trading and investment banking divisions, according to three people with direct knowledge of the decision. more
BOSTON – Mass. Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Joanne F. Goldstein this month said the state has recovered more than $21 million over an 18-month period in owed revenue recaptured through the Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification. more
The path to success among the new generation of foodies is being led to the table by a waiter. In a throwback to their grandparents’ time, many who consider themselves young professionals are choosing a career path as servers. more
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