Updated January 17 at 5:22pm
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With President Barack Obama’s federal overtime-pay overhaul likely to die either in court or under Republican Donald Trump, some legislators are trying to replicate it at the state level. more
Over the next three years, Rhode Island will receive $2 million to improve career readiness and postsecondary attainment for all Rhode Island youth through a program called “PrepareRI.” more
Lisa Aragon just couldn’t get the headhunter to take no for an answer. Five times in a month, she turned down enticements, including higher pay and four weeks of paid vacation. more
The U.S. labor market turned in a solid performance at the end of 2016, sending job gains above 2 million for a sixth year as paychecks rose by the most during the current expansion. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Thursday a new performance goal to expand economic opportunity by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise utilization rate for state contracts by 2020. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in eight weeks, showing volatility typical around the holiday period. more
Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, a roll good manufacturer of nonwoven textiles, has purchased a new manufacturing line that will allow it to expand its production capacity this year, and will add 15 new specialized jobs. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is not the best place for job seekers in 2017, according to WalletHub. more
As of November, Rhode Island has regained 92.5 percent of the jobs it lost during the recession, the state Department of Labor and Training said recently. more
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
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