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HUD announced $239,250 for the Lincoln Public Housing Authority to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities.

Lincoln Public Housing Authority to receive $239K from HUD

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Housing Authority will receive $239,250 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to hire or retain service...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7% in April. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: RI’s unemployment declines in April as jobs added

PROVIDENCE –  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in April as 5,000 more jobs were added year over year, according to the...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...

Steady jobs top higher paychecks

One of the anomalies of the current U.S. economy is that workers seem more satisfied with it than economists are. It comes down to...
TIME TO TALK: Hasbro Inc. wants a more-modern headquarters than what it now has in Pawtucket but has not committed to staying in Rhode Island. State and city officials must present a united front in responding to the threat of a possible move.
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HASBRO INC.

Hasbro’s silence is not golden. State, local officials must unite to...

Could iconic toymaker Hasbro Inc. really move its headquarters out of Rhode Island? Sure it can, especially if the move wouldn’t cost it much...

Freelancing’s fitful rise in the jobs landscape

I recently checked into a hotel on the outskirts of Lexington, Ky. I wanted to have dinner downtown but I had already driven for...

Gubernatorial candidates all talk jobs: Do their plans add up?

Every candidate for governor wants to create jobs. But how would they do it?Do they offer a comprehensive solution for the Ocean State, where...

Raytheon opens new Portsmouth facility

PORTSMOUTH – Raytheon Co. unveiled a new facility on its campus here in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 27.Several local leaders were on hand...

Too many jobs feel meaningless because they are

As earnings season is upon us, it’s worth asking: Does business create value the way it once did?One sign it doesn’t is a significant...

Protecting workers from robots

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web, once declared that the spread of computers and the internet...
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