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(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
Dogged by a high and persistent unemployment rate coming out of the 2008-09 recession, Rhode Island's workforce has struggled to recover. But the state has seen progress recently. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. fell last week from a nine-month high as households became less optimistic about their finances, the buying climate and the national economy, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
(Updated 3:20 p.m.) It was standing room only in the Statehouse’s State Room, where Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other officials announced Monday that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will award $129.5 million to Rhode Island over five years. more
(Updated 2:18 p.m.) Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will be restructured, resulting in an undetermined number of layoffs, and changes that include obstetrical services moving to other Care New England hospitals. more
A state-supported workforce plan for General Dynamics Electric Boat will provide industry-specific training to EB employees at the New England Institute of Technology, Community College of Rhode Island and Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills … more
(Updated 12:38 p.m.) Employers added more workers in February than projected but wages unexpectedly declined, dashing hopes that reduced slack in the labor market was starting to benefit all Americans. more
As a business consultant, John Boudreau repeatedly found employers and employees moving in different directions, with inconsistent goals. The recurring pattern pushed him in March to start Cranston-based software company Envisionable LLC, … more
The last few months have been noteworthy for news of companies moving operations to Rhode Island. GE Digital, Virgin Pulse and Johnson & Johnson have committed to bringing nearly 500 jobs to the Ocean State, success of the kind that has not … more
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