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Benefits paid for workers’ compensation increased in Rhode Island and much of the nation, but fell in Massachusetts in 2011, according to a report by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts rank among the best places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to work, according to an XpertHR report released Thursday. more
Since the financial crisis, a Narragansett Bay-sized cloud of self-doubt or “irrational negativity,” as Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee described it, has been among the factors blamed for Rhode Island’s inability to regain its financial footing. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the final $150,000 in awards stemming from its year-long “Make It Happen RI” economic development initiative. more
John Condon, president of Stonewall Solutions, will tell you it’s no easy task finding the right people to work at his software-development company. “We need candidates with technology skills that are pretty unique,” he said. “To find them, we have to cast a wide net.” more
In response to an ongoing labor dispute at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association announced at a rally Wednesday night that they would boycott the hotel. more
Cranston jewelry retailer Alex and Ani has received an Inc. Magazine “Hire Power Award,” placing at No. 45 on the publication’s list of the top 100 job creators in the country. more
Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area each saw unemployment rate declines in July from July 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island took the first step in its goal to make health-insurance costs and services more transparent with the Aug. 20 release of data on plans that will be offered through the state’s new insurance marketplace, HealthSourceRI. more
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