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RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE DROPPED to 6.5 percent in January. Estimated nonfarm employment totaled 481,700 in January, reflecting a gain of 6,600 jobs from January 2014. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Jobless rate drops in January to 6.5%

PROVIDENCE - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to...
WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL on Monday said it laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Women & Infants lays off 41 employees

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees, as part of an effort to...

Raimondo launches tip line to report gender-based pay discrimination

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who...

More Americans than forecast filed jobless claims last week

WASHINGTON - More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of lingering holiday turnover.Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to...
WITH MORE THAN 200 in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, the two panels at PBN's inaugural Business Women Summit on Leadership & Entrepreneurship took on issues that included achieving success in a corporate environment as well as how to succeed at starting your own business. Ann-Marie Harrington, founder and CEO of Embolden, second from left, speaks to the second topic on a panel that includes, from left, Jessica Granatiero, owner and president of The Savory Grape and The Savory Affair, Robyn Smalletz, president and CEO of Gloria Duchin, and Susan Keller, managing director of LeveragedSolutions, a division of LGC&D. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit features women business leaders

WARWICK - More than 200 women – and a handful of men – attended the PBN Summit on Women, Leadership & Entrepreneurship on Thursday,...

Construction company owner sentenced for filing false claims

PROVIDENCE – The owner of Alhambra Building Company has been sentenced to two years probation for failing to pay workers prevailing wages and filing...

PBN Summit prepares businesses for coming year

WARWICK – The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode...

R.I. ranks in top 20 for growth in workers’ compensation paid

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island ranked 14th in the nation for five-year growth of total workers’ compensation benefits paid (including both cash and medical benefits),...

Embolden acquired by New Jersey company

PAWTUCKET – Embolden, a digital-communications group, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Crown Philanthropic Solutions, which specializes in philanthropic technology. Terms of the acquisition will...

R.I. receives $7.5M grant to help long-term unemployed find jobs

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced...
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