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Quonset Business Park growth celebrated

NORTH KINGSTOWN – State leaders on Monday joined Quonset Development Corp. to celebrate Quonset Business Park employing more than 13,000 workers.  “Quonset is one of...

Study: R.I. 10th-best state for millennials

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks as the 10th-best state for millennials, according to a recent study by scholaroo.  The online scholarship finder gathered data on...
Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds

How to effectively use noncompetes in a tight labor market

With so much movement in the job market lately, efforts to enforce noncompete agreements have dramatically increased. It is important for employers to make sure...
A RECENT SURVEY conducted by global human resources firm Robert Half International Inc. found that 41% of respondents said they intended to look for a new job in the first half of 2022. / AP PHOTO/JENNY KANE

‘Great resignation’ to continue in 2022, and employers must respond

With staffing shortages pervasive across many industries, waves of workers are ready to jump to new jobs or even new careers in the new...

Think before you quit your job

Record numbers of Americans have quit their jobs in recent months. Millions more may be preparing to follow them to the exits. One survey...
Eric Cormier

Personality put to the test in recruiting process

As the labor market becomes more competitive, the pressure to hire the right people and engage them within the company’s culture has amped up....

How to manage the elevated quit rate

Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The...
Edinaldo Tebaldi

From crisis to growth: Leveraging skills to foster prosperity

A look at recent economic data – along with an analysis of industry, technology and workforce trends – reveals that Rhode Island is falling...
ON THE HUNT: Graham Berryman looks at his laptop at his apartment in Springfield, Mo. He is a lawyer who has struggled to find work during the pandemic after he was let go by his previous firm in August 2020. He has lived off savings. / AP PHOTO/BRUCE E. STIDHAM

Where are workers now that jobless aid is gone?

Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people,...

R.I. unemployment rate ticks down to 5.8% in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate in July was 5.8%, a slight decline from 5.9% one month prior and a drop from 14%...
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