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THE 2016 unemployment insurance taxable wage base will be $22,000 for most employers in Rhode Island, an increase of $800, the state Department of Labor and Training said.

DLT: 2016 UI taxable wage $800 higher for most employers

CRANSTON – The 2016 unemployment insurance taxable wage base will be $22,000 for most employers in Rhode Island, an increase of $800, the state...

Thanksgiving holiday plans

Is the day after Thanksgiving a company holiday? Yes – 58.82% No – 41.18% Do you allow employees to...

The most important things

I've had this little gem tucked away for many years, and I refer to it from time to time to remind myself of what's...
A survey from Robert Half Technology discovered that 75 percent of professionals found careers in the technology field appealing. / Robert Half Technology

Robert Half: Survey finds most people think technology careers are appealing

A survey from Robert Half Technology discovered that most people find technology careers attractive due to salary potential, job opportunities and the ability to...
HOLDING THE Employer of Choice awards that they received at a recent event sponsored by the Employers Association of the NorthEast, from left to right, are: Brian Plummer, vice president of manufacturing in Rhode Island for Cadence; Omar Ferretti, vice president of manufacturing in Massachusetts for Cadence; Eileen Madigan, U.S. organizational development manager for Bemis Associates; Jennifer Evans, human resources administrative assistant for Bemis Associates; Meredith Wise, president of the Employers Association of the NorthEast; and Charlie D'Amour, president and chief operating officer of Big Y Foods. / COURTESY EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHEAST

Cadence receives employer of choice award

CRANSTON – Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer of products for the medical industry, was one of three businesses selected as Employer of Choice Award...
RENAISSANCE HOTEL PROVIDENCE workers rally after a vote Thursday in which the majority chose to join a union. / COURTESY UNITE HERE LOCAL 217

Renaissance Providence Hotel workers vote to join union

(Updated 11:30 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – Renaissance Providence Hotel workers voted to join Unite Here Local 217 on Thursday, with 23 in favor and 17 opposed. After...

Applications for U.S. jobless benefits were unchanged last week

WASHINGTON - Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also...

Future robots won’t own you. You’ll own the robot

The robots are not taking our jobs. Yet. There are few if any signs of this occurring. If robots were replacing us, we’d see...
AN EFFORT to unionize employees at the Renaissance Providence Hotel will be determined through an election Thursday. / WARREN JAGGER PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY RENAISSANCE PROVIDENCE

Election slated for Thursday on unionization effort by employees of Renaissance...

PROVIDENCE – A long-contentious effort to unionize employees at the Renaissance Providence Hotel will be determined through an election Thursday. The election, called by the...

The decline and fall of America’s working class

One big piece of news in the past couple of weeks has been the release of a new paper by recent economics Nobel winner...

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