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Study: R.I. 4th-worst state in nation to hire workers

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the fourth-worst state in the nation to hire workers, according to a study by Career Cloud.  The job-posting website ranked...
HIGH STAKES: The state could lose one of its two U.S. House seats if this year’s census doesn’t turn up enough residents to justify keeping both. / AP FILE PHOTO/

Census matters more than you may realize in R.I. this year

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the census news was not good for Rhode Island. Population shifts across the country pointed to the likelihood of...

Homeownership rebounds to 65% nationally, but lags for black, Hispanic families

PROVIDENCE – A recent analysis of U.S. census information by the National Association of Realtors reveals that homeownership rates have rebounded to 65% across...
After a long career as a banking executive and four years at Brown University as chief development officer, Neil D. Steinberg joined the Rhode Island Foundation in 2008. He has served as CEO and president of the public charity ever since, leading a host of initiatives in education and health affecting communities across the state.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We can all be civic leaders

Neil D. Steinberg | Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president Leadership is not an executive title. Leaders do not have to be anointed, trained or...
HIGHER PRIORITIES: Mario Bueno, executive director of Progreso Latino, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive social services to Latin Americans in Rhode Island, speaks with Johanna Tones, bookkeeper. Bueno said the 2020 census is not as high a priority for immigrants as other, more-pressing concerns, such as working and housing.

Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats...

The last time a U.S. census form arrived in the mail, Marcela Betancur helped her mother fill it out. As a 20-year-old, she had...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, which will design an informational outreach program to encourage maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. census. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to form census outreach program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, a committee to develop and coordinate...
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