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BOSTON – The state last week announced nearly $2 million in funding to support manufacturing workforce training across the state, with $287,950 going towards a Bristol Community College initiative. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November, reducing its unemployment 0.2 percentage points, to 5.8 percent, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported last week. more
Reform is coming to 10 career and tech centers in Rhode Island following recent changes to state law designed to modernize the programs and better connect them to local job opportunities. Educators say they are already collaborating more with the business community, though they want to see local control maintained. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending gains after a five-day rally in equities that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 18,000 for the first time. more
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released an economic summary for the Providence area recently showing that while it may still have a jobless rate that is higher than the national average, occupations generally pay more. more
The Civic Leadership Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is kicking off its “community conversations” series on Jan. 15 at Rhode Island College with Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of Bank Street College of Education. more
Employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties from June 2013 to June 2014, including in Providence, which saw a 1.7 percent increase, which was below national employment increase of 2 percent, according to recently released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The unemployment rate for November dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.1 percent from 7.4 percent a month ago, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The outlook for the Massachusetts economy is “strongly positive,” thanks to the improving national economy and falling gasoline prices, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
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