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Certain policies can bolster happiness in a crisis

Losing one’s job undoubtedly makes someone less happy, a feeling tens of millions of people around the world are experiencing right now, even as...

Q&A: Aaron J. Horowitz

Aaron J. Horowitz | Sproutel Inc. CEO and co-founder Sproutel is equal parts R&D lab, design studio and venture studio, says co-founder and CEO Aaron...
LIFELINE: Wilfred Roth, owner of Add Temps, a temporary employment agency that hires its placements until they are hired by a company it works with, speaks with France Paulino, left, office manager, and Juliana Espinal, recruiter. Roth says the business may have gone under if manufacturing was not deemed essential because it allowed Add Temps to continue placing people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Temp agency still answering calls for help

At least a portion of the low-skilled jobs that have been cut in the new coronavirus pandemic have been restored in other industries. WRoth...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...
MISSING THE FUN: Dawn Abbott, CEO of Fun Productions, a small corporate-events company that she started in 1991, is shown amid the unused items in the company’s northeast Denver warehouse.  / AP PHOTO/DAVID ZALUBOWSKI

More workers losing hope of getting back jobs

Eric Benz didn’t worry very much when his graphic design firm in Atlanta laid him off in March. He felt sure he’d be recalled...

Pants or no pants? Advice for the virtual job interview

If you score a virtual job interview in the middle of a pandemic, the initial euphoria of potential employment may soon be replaced with...

It’s time to take actions to improve career path

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to pause and look for career advice, no matter your age or stage...

There are plenty of jobs, but where are the wages?

The most disappointing feature of the most recent jobs report is that wages did not grow very much, even though the U.S. economy is...

How second-tier U.S. cities catch the superstars

For the past three decades, one of the central stories in the U.S. economy has been the rise of superstar cities. As the country...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate 3.6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in October, level with the national rate,...

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