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President Barack Obama has plans to expand workers’ entitlement to overtime pay. The move may be good politics - putting Republicans in an awkward position and making nice with Democrats opposed to his free-trade agenda. more
From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reason to begin raising interest rates this year. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area lost 800 construction jobs in May, a 4 percent decline year over year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in June as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and the labor market. more
Rhode Island will receive nearly $2 million in federal workforce development and re-employment grants to help connect job seekers and employers. more
Proposals for Real Jobs Rhode Island grants are due Friday, no later than 3 p.m. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth failed to meet expectations in the first quarter, posting a gain of 1.5 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has published final regulations to implement the new earned sick time law, which provides 1 million more workers in Massachusetts with access to sick leave for the first time. The earned sick time … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed into law a hike in Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9 to $9.60, effective Jan. 1. "I'm proud to sign this bill, which marks an important step forward in our efforts to make work … more
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