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It’s no secret that Rhode Island’s economy has been struggling for years and that much of our woes are self-inflicted: High taxes and too much regulation have put a burden on businesses that have driven them to either initially open or eventually relocate across one of our borders. more
Companies in the U.S. hired fewer workers than projected in May as federal budget cuts and higher taxes stifled greater improvement in the labor market. more
The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $999 in the first quarter of 2013, a 2.7 percent increase over the same period last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
When she was one of 15 bank employees laid off from her job processing transactions on customer accounts, 52-year-old Margarita Feliciano decided to go back to the work she enjoyed when she was in her 20s – taking care of patients in their homes. more
The R.I. Senate on Tuesday unveiled an action plan, called “Rhode to Work,” intended to spur legislation that will tackle Rhode Island’s jobs crisis. more
Payrolls climbed less than projected in September, indicating the U.S. economy had little momentum leading up to the federal government shutdown. The jobless rate fell to an almost four-year low more
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
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