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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected to a six-month high last week, potentially reflecting seasonal swings in a still-healthy labor market. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
There are 552 unclaimed pensions in Rhode Island, totaling more than $5 million, according to American Advisors Group Inc. more
Employees of Women & Infants Hospital authorized District 1199 SEIU New England to allow its bargaining committee to deliver a strike notice to Care New England’s management while contract negotiations are ongoing, the union announced Dec. 12. more
The state’s Current Conditions Index remains at 75 for the third consecutive month, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
Private industry costs for employee compensation in the Northeast were highest among the four national regions in September at $39.06 per hour, the New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Providence County’s average weekly wage in the second quarter was $993, $4 higher than the nationwide average and $44 higher than Rhode Island’s average weekly wage, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
(Updated 9:31 a.m.) Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, CVS Health Corp. and Hasbro Inc. all received perfect scores on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. more
The city of Providence is one of four cities involved with Thrive Global, a new initiative by Huntington Post founder Arianna Huffington that aims to lower stress and burnout, and increase productivity by offering solutions to enhance well-being and performance. more
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