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Whether financially strained municipalities should be allowed to claw back retiree benefits will likely be answered by the state's highest court, where three distinct suits appear headed. How the Supreme Court decides the question could set … more
The Great Recession may have officially ended years ago, but in hard-hit states such as Rhode Island, the effects still linger. While the state's unemployment rate has shown dramatic improvement, limited growth continues to plague pockets of the … more
Rhode Island received a grade of B+ for enacting workplace policies that support new parents, according to the report Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Expecting and New Parents. more
Rhode Island ranked 17th among states – and higher than any other New England state – for its 2.7 percent job growth over the last two years in advanced industries, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution released Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to a level that still underscores health in the labor market. more
Companies in July added workers to U.S. payrolls at a steady pace from the prior month, a private report showed Wednesday, showing the labor market was holding up in spite of broader growth numbers that indicate a slowing in the economy. more
Amy Grzybowski has been named executive director of the Westerly Higher Education and Industry Center, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner announced in a statement Monday. more
The Massachusetts economy will continue to expand over the next six months “at a moderate pace,” but the tightening labor market and slower worldwide economic growth are expected to restrain growth, according to the MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index. more
The pitch: Play all day, snooze the night away. Years in business: Since May 2016 Employees: 11 Cost to obtain franchise: Startup costs typically range from … more
Joe Rando, CEO and president of a small tech company, doesn't hesitate to describe the importance of public incentives in encouraging his company to move less than 20 miles, over the Massachusetts line, to Providence. Without the $521,000 … more
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