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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 233rd out of 358 metro areas nationwide for its decline in construction employment year over year in July, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Companies in the U.S. added 190,000 workers to payrolls in August, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator increased last month to a reading of 133.1, boosted by a decrease in unemployment claims and an increase in building permits. more
There are more than 300 state occupational-skills training programs in Rhode Island aimed at putting the unemployed back to work. Despite their number, however, those programs have not been enough to turn around the unemployment problem … more
A nationwide survey found that 97 percent of employers will provide a paid day off for all or most employees on Labor Day, Sept. 7, but that 41 percent will require some employees to work the holiday. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest multiple job holder rate in New England in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
1 Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to a post-recession low of 5.9 percent in June. What role have DLT-sponsored job-training programs played in the steady drop? Although training provided in the public workforce system might have … more
It's believed that those born between the years 1982 and 2004, commonly referred to as millennials, will make up 75 percent of the workforce within the next 10 years. These social media babies, tethered to smartphones and weaned on instant … more
As part of her comprehensive jobs plan, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced the 21 recipients of planning grants available through Real Jobs Rhode Island. As CEO of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, a trade organization that … more
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the White House’s first-ever Demo Day showcasing innovators and entrepreneurs across America. more
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