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A declining 5.1 percent unemployment rate did not keep Rhode Island’s economic momentum from sagging in December, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Unions often get a bad name, and justifiably so. Think featherbedding, sweetened pension deals passed on to succeeding generations, not to mention workplace rules that bind an enterprise's hands at a time when flexibility can be the difference … more
Two old friends met at a local social gathering and one was struck with how sad and depressed the other was. "You look like your world is about to end," said Jack. With a sad face, Joe replied, "You don't know the half of it. Three … more
BOSTON – The state's solar developers face a surprising new challenge now that a generous incentive for the industry has quietly evaporated, The Boston Globe reported last week. For years, the state has issued what are known as solar … more
When a proposal to build the first new hotel in Providence in nearly a decade ran into opposition last summer, a few hundred unionized contractors and laborers filled the City Council's ornate chambers. They squeezed together on the elegant wooden … more
Brown University and the University of Rhode Island lead their peers in the Ocean State by offering work-life programming and human resources benefits that earned them the 2016 Work-Life Seal of Distinction Award. The awards, announced in … more
The Donley Rehabilitation and Education Center was established locally more than 60 years ago as a place to treat wounded World War II soldiers. It exists today within the workers' compensation division of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's leading economic indicator was flat in December, as only three of the nine components that comprise it had a positive contribution: jobless claims, exports and interest-rate spread. The indicator, which is … more
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and its sister organization makeRI will host the third annual Manufacturing Workforce Summit March 9 at Rhode Island College. more
(Updated 10:04 a.m. and 12:14 and 2:32 p.m.) RhodeWorks, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s truck toll plan to improve the state’s deteriorating bridges and roads, is now law. more
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