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Efficiency a shared commodity

In the deadline-oriented world of manufacturing, executives rarely get to visit other businesses and find out how they have improved productivity.Enter the all-access bus...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo and R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor have announced three new incentive programs to attract and grow businesses and encourage new economic development projects in cities and towns.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo, Pryor unveil new incentives to attract and grow businesses, improve...

WOONSOCKET – Three new incentive programs were launched Friday by officials to improve streetscapes in central business districts, provide tax stabilization incentives, and give...

Jobless claims in U.S. rose last week to a five-month high

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week to a five-month high, interrupting steady labor-market progress.Jobless claims rose by 13,000 to 282,000...
PROVIDENCE is the third-worst city to retire in, due to its lack of affordability, according to a ranking of the 150 largest U.S. cities by WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: Providence third-worst city to retire

PROVIDENCE – Providence is the third-worst city to retire, due to its lack of affordability, WalletHub said. Providence was ahead of only Newark and...
THE PROVIDENCE-Warwick metropolitan area had the second-highest unemployment rate decrease over the year in October in the nation among 51 metro areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

BLS: Prov. metro second-highest jobless rate decline in U.S. among 51...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area had the second-highest unemployment rate decrease over the year in October in the nation among 51 metro areas...

Holiday bonuses

Will your company be handing out bonuses this year?Yes – 83.33%No – 16.67%How many times in...
IN RHODE ISLAND, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families

Report: Wage gap persists in R.I., as women make 82 cents...

PROVIDENCE – In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap...

ADP says U.S. companies added 217,000 workers in November

WASHINGTON - Companies added more workers in November than forecast, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls...

Immigrants in the workplace

Do you have any immigrants working at your business?Yes – 26.67%No – 73.33%Do you screen potential...

Cybersecurity exercise planned at Salve Regina

NEWPORT – Corporate executives and general counsels in the region are invited to attend a cybersecurity tabletop exercise intended as professional development at the...
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