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THE JOBLESS RATE fell to 5.6 percent  in August in Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.  It was 7.4 percent in August 2014. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: R.I. unemployment rate falls again in August

(Updated 3:32 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo said the $5 million grant will help people get jobs and attract businesses to Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. receives $5M American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve worker training, and...

ADP says companies in U.S. added 190,000 workers in August

WASHINGTON - Companies in the U.S. added 190,000 workers to payrolls in August, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday.The...
BLOOMBERG BNA POLLED 108 human resource professionals and found that 97 percent of employers will provide a paid day off for all or most employees on Labor Day. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG BNA

Survey: 97% of employers providing paid day off on Labor Day

PROVIDENCE – A nationwide survey found that 97 percent of employers will provide a paid day off for all or most employees on Labor...
RHODE ISLAND had the fourth-highest multiple job holder rate at 6.4 percent among the New England states in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: R.I. fourth highest multiple job holder rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the fourth-highest multiple job holder rate in New England in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and...

College grads gained 97% of ‘good jobs’ created in U.S. recovery

In case you needed more evidence that getting a college degree is generally a good idea, Georgetown University is out with a new report...

Analysis aids workers in targeting results

Employees of United Natural Foods Inc. who wish to improve their health do not start by blindly jumping on a treadmill or diving into...

Frontrunner in employee wellness

The fact that employee health and wellness efforts are worth the investment is not news to Toray Plastics (America) Inc. The Japanese manufacturer, with...

Physical, fiscal health are front and center

Personal pedometers and time during the workday to hit the sidewalk. Fresh fruit and salad bars at the office. Expert advice on personal money...
SEATTLE IS the best city for a healthy and more affordable retirement, according to a new study commissioned by the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement. Providence ranked 20th on the list. The 60 largest U.S. metropolitan areas were ranked. / COURTESY BANKERS LIFE

Providence 20th best city for retirement

PROVIDENCE – Providence is the 20th best city for retirement, according to a new study commissioned by the Bankers Life Center for a...
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