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Electric Boat’s plan to hire 650 employees this year at its expanding facility at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown is a precursor to a massive ramp-up expected to more than double the current Quonset workforce of 2,800 over the next 15-20 years. more
Providence is among seven U.S. cities hiring aggressively in the top 10 most desirable “flexible” career fields, FlexJobs.com reported Thursday. more
As 2013 came to a close, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Rhode Island inched upward to 9.1 percent, a one-tenth of a percentage point increase from 9 percent in November. more
The R.I. Senate on Tuesday unveiled an action plan, called “Rhode to Work,” intended to spur legislation that will tackle Rhode Island’s jobs crisis. more
Some people think “soft skills” such as showing up on time and being able to communicate well with co-workers are just common sense. more
In many industries, recent years of high unemployment have shielded companies from the consequences of increased worker mobility and turnover in the modern office. more
Fluency in Spanish is in demand in Rhode Island’s health care sector, though training and additional pay are limited, even among some of the state’s top employers in the industry. more
Rhode Island nursing home labor costs rose 13 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a recent report, as the cost of skilled care for the oldest residents keeps rising. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the third quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. more
Eight previously unemployed Rhode Islanders with information technology experience now have full-time jobs in the state as a result of a 14-week program that oiled some rusty skills and added up-to-date technology training requested by employers. more
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