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Jobless claims in U.S. rise in see-saw pattern near decade lows

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, maintaining a pattern of gains and losses around decade lows...

ADP says payrolls at companies in U.S. increase 200K

WASHINGTON - Companies stepped up hiring in September, indicating the U.S. job market is standing firm in the face of weaker global demand, according...

Rhode Island Hospital to eliminate 200 jobs

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Hospital late Tuesday said it plans to eliminate the positions of 200 full- and part-time employees due to a “significant...
SANSIVERI, KIMBALL & CO. has been selected for a third time as one of the "Best Accounting Firms To Work For" in the nation by Best Companies Group and Accounting Today magazine. Sansiveri was named a Best Place To Work by PBN earlier this year.

Sansiveri named one of best accounting firms to work for in...

PROVIDENCE – Sansiveri, Kimball & Co. LLP for the third time has been named a “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” company by Accounting...
THIS $40 million academic building  at Friendship and Clifford streets in Providence for Johnson & Wales University is slated for completion in July. Construction began in the spring. Construction employment fell 0.4 percent in August compared with August 2014, according to Associated General Contractors of America.
/ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Construction employment drops in August in Prov. metro

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 210th out of 358 metropolitan areas around the country for losing 0.4 percent of construction jobs year...

Jobless claims in U.S. increased less than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that a steady labor market will bolster U.S. growth.Jobless...

These are the careers where workers are seeing the highest pay...

NEW YORK - While U.S. unemployment has continued its downward trend, wage growth has remained elusive.In fact, Labor Department figures show U.S. wages increased...
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...
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