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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in September from August, and similarly unmoved from the September 2015 rate, according to a Thursday release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week by the most since July, after spending several weeks at or near a four-decade low. more
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, a public-private partnership that aims to meet hiring needs of employers by offering customized talent sourcing solutions to place qualified long-term unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions, was launched Wednesday. more
Nationwide, a new report says that state public employee pension plans are underfunded by nearly $5.6 trillion. At $18.6 billion, Rhode Island’s unfunded liability is one of the smallest among the 50 states, thanks to its size and fewer employed workers. more
It has become one of the Great Questions of Our Age: Why have so many prime-age American men dropped out of the labor force? The percentage of American men ages 25 through 54 who are neither working nor looking for work has been growing for decades. … more
From money from the tooth fairy and weekly allowance to regular paychecks, financial literacy should be emphasized throughout life, argue educators and career planners. "These are important skills and you can't just expect someone to … more
In June Kim Keck became the seventh president and CEO, and the first woman to hold both posts, in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island's 77-year history. A Cumberland native, Keck spent the previous 28 years navigating multiple leadership roles … more
For those thinking that the finalized reforms to the state-worker pension system took care of all its issues, think again. The outstanding problem is the fund's assumed rate of return. At the moment it is 7.5 percent. And with the reforms, … more
Does your company offer a 401(k) to all employees? Yes – 85.7% No – 14.3% Does your company offer a traditional pension plan to all employees? Yes – 7.1% No – 92.9% … more
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. CEO Nigel Travis has plenty to keep himself busy most days, but still found time to visit Johnson & Wales University Oct. 5 to discuss the company with students. He serves as a distinguished visiting professor in … more
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