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U.S. is land of full timers and a lot of wannabes

Part-time work is much less common in the U.S. than in most developed countries. There are a lot of possible reasons for this, some...
RHODE ISLAND had the largest year over year unemployment drop in May at 2 percentage points, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BLS: R.I. had largest jobless rate drop in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the largest year over year unemployment drop in May at 2 percentage points, according to the U.S. Bureau of...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the governor's "Real Jobs Rhode Island" initiative. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. awarded $5M to support ‘Real Jobs Rhode Island’ program

(Updated 2:19 and 3:50 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the new “Real...

After doubts, economists find China kills U.S. factory jobs

WASHINGTON - A generation of economists trained to believe that trade had little to do with the long decline in high-paying U.S. factory jobs...
RHODE ISLAND'S jobless rate declined to 5.9 percent in May, its lowest level since November 2007. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: May jobless rate drops to 5.9%

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department...
PROVIDENCE was among 319 U.S. counties that experienced employment increases year over year in December, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment also increased in Rhode Island in December, the agency said.

BLS: Employment increased in Providence County, R.I. in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Providence was among 319 U.S. counties that experienced employment increases year over year in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said....
RHODE ISLAND is the 13th best state for working dads, according to WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. 13th best state for working dads

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the 13th best state for working dads, according to WalletHub. The personal finance website analyzed the best and worst states...

Jobless claims in U.S. declined more than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, a sign labor market momentum continues to strengthen. Jobless claims declined by 12,000...
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS and CVS Health were honored by the National Business Group on Health for promoting healthy work environments.

Fidelity, CVS Health honored for workplace wellness programs

PROVIDENCE– Fidelity Investments and CVS Health Corp. were honored by the National Business Group on Health for promoting healthy work environments. They were among...

Provant Health Services hit with OSHA violations after employee punctured by...

(Updated, 9:10 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – An East Greenwich health and wellness program provider has been cited for nine serious violations by the U.S. Department of...
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