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RHODE ISLAND'S economic growth failed to meet expectations in the first quarter, posting a gain of only 1.5 percent, according to the  Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL

R.I. economic growth fails to meet expectations in 1Q

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economic growth failed to meet expectations in the first quarter, posting a gain of 1.5 percent, according to the Rhode...
THE GOVERNOR'S Workforce Board is offering $1.7 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants for fiscal 2016 on a rolling basis.

Incumbent Worker Training Grants available

PROVIDENCE – A total of $1.7 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants are available for fiscal 2016 on a rolling basis, according to the...

Jobless claims in U.S. hold below 300,000 for 16th week

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the 16th straight week, signaling a tighter labor market that will help propel...
TEESPRING IS moving its customer service operation from Davol Square to its new Kentucky production facility, resulting in the loss of 70 jobs. / COURTESY TEESPRING

Teespring moving customer service to Kentucky

PROVIDENCE – Teespring is moving its customer service operation from Davol Square to its new Kentucky production facility, resulting in the loss of 70...
AS A RESULT OF POOR RESULTS, GREENCORE has announced it will halt production at its North Kingstown facility that opened in 2015, with the possibility that it will be sold. / COURTESY GREENCORE GROUP

DLT hosting job fair in Providence for Greencore

PROVIDENCE – The Business Workforce Center of the state Department of Labor and Training will host a job fair at the netWORKri One Stop...

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...
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