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PROVIDENCE RANKED last in a survey conducted by WalletHub regarding best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. / COURTESY OF WALLETHUB

Providence ranks last of cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s capital city ranked last in a survey of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs.The survey, released by WalletHub...
RHODE ISLAND'S leading indicator rose 0.6 percent in July. / COURTESY E-FORECASTING.COM

R.I. leading indicators show improvement in July

PROVIDENCE - An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in July over June to 127.7, its highest-ever reading after an...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO area, which includes parts of southern Massachusetts, ranks No. 52 in a Bizwomen list of the top 100 cities nationwide for women in business. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Providence ranks middling in list of best cities for business women

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s capital city ranks No. 52 in a list of the 100 best cities for women in business, compiled by the...
NEWPORT COUNTY has the highest percentage of commuters who walk and bike to work of all the counties in Rhode Island, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday. Above, a map showing how different counties rank in terms of percent of residents who walk to work. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Census shows Newport County claims highest percent of bike commuters

PROVIDENCE – A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters...
RHODE ISLAND'S WORKPLACE fatality rate of 1.7 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012 ranks as the second-lowest rate in the country, labor federation AFL-CIO said Thursday. Above, a map depicting fatality rates in different states, where light states represent those with lower rates and dark states represent those with higher rates. North Dakota, with a rate of 17.7 fatalities per 100,000 employees, had the highest rate in the country. / COURTESY AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO: R.I. ranks 2nd in U.S. for workplace safety

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island ranks second in the country for workplace safety, according to a report released Thursday by labor-union federation AFL-CIO that placed...
COX COMMUNICATIONS led the locally-connected companies named to the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Also on the list, JCPenney, KPMG, Target, TD Bank and Verizon Communications.

Cox, KPMG, Target lead locally-connected companies on Diversity Top 50

PRINCETON, N.J. – A half-dozen companies with significant operations in Rhode Island have made it onto DiversityInc’s 2014 list of the Top 50 Companies...
PROVIDENCE OFFERS AMONG the highest number of jobs in the top 10 "flexible" career fields, FlexJobs.com said Thursday. Above, Corrie MacDonald, a librarian at the Cranston Public Library on Sockanossett Cross Road, helps Meury Inirio (seated) search for a job. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Job-hunt site names Providence among top cities for flexible jobs

BOULDER, Colo. – Providence is among seven U.S. cities hiring aggressively in the top 10 most desirable “flexible” career fields, FlexJobs.com reported Thursday.Joining the...
THE GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE BOARD has released its next round of funding for 'incumbant worker training,' for companies to improve the productivity of their current workforce as well as position themselves to respond more effectively to changing market conditions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Workforce Board releases another $700K for worker re-training

PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board has made available $700,000 to Rhode Island businesses for “incumbent worker training.” All Ocean State for-profit or nonprofit...

Renaissance Providence Hotel faces $8K OSHA fine

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island division of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has proposed fining the Renaissance Providence Hotel $8,000 for alleged exposure...
ACCORDING TO A new study by XpertHR, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are among the top 10 states with a progressive and friendly work environment for LGBT individuals. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I., Mass. among top 10 LGBT employment-friendly states

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island and Massachusetts rank among the best places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to work, according to a new...
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