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U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 303K jobs in March in...

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers delivered another outpouring of jobs in March, adding a sizzling 303,000 workers to their payrolls and bolstering hopes that...
Ramya ­Vijaya

Burden? No, migrants bolster economy

Although Congress is failing to pass laws to restrict the number of migrants arriving in the U.S., a majority of Americans – about 6...
OFFICE ADVOCATE: R.I. Public Defender Collin Geiselman says he’s asking legislators to add $600,000 more in the R.I. Office of the Public Defender’s fiscal 2025 budget to raise the wages of staff attorneys as a recruitment and retention tool.
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Understaffed public defenders struggling to cover cases

R.I. Public Defender ­Collin Geiselman is accustomed to attorneys on his staff leaving to take higher-paying positions at private law firms, but now he’s...

Retail sales up 0.3% in November, showing how Americans continue to...

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans picked up their spending from October to November as the unofficial holiday season kicked off, underscoring that shoppers still...
ROUGH RETURN: Erin Thibeault went back to work as a teacher this fall after having a child but didn’t ­expect the trouble she and her husband had in finding day care for her daughter. 
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‘She-cession’ cessation: Women’s employment hits record high, but hardships endure

After taking the entire 2022-2023 school year off for maternity leave, Erin Thibeault wasn’t just eager to return to work as a first grade...

Federal Reserve of Boston reports ‘notable employment growth’ in New England

BOSTON – New England saw notable employment growth in May 2023, adding 11,600 jobs during the month and continuing to exceed its pre-pandemic employment...

Report: Clean energy employment rebounds in R.I., qualified workers needed

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s clean energy industry has begun to bounce back. After shedding nearly 20% of the sector's job during the height of the...
NAVIGATING SHORTAGES: 
R.I. environmental police officer Jacob Malone, left, checks the size of striped bass caught by two unidentified fishermen in Narragansett Bay. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management says staff shortages have made it difficult to schedule such law enforcement ­operations. 
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DAVID HANSEN

HELP WANTED: There are 1,700 unfilled state jobs, but has anyone...

Stacy Smith says the job for “front-line” workers at the R.I. Department of Human Services isn’t easy in normal times, but the labor market...

An executive search is an art not a science

When we try to define job candidates in predetermined terms, we’re forgetting that every one of them is unique. In the course of each executive...
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