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CLOSING OUT: ­Arnold Bromberg, right, co-owner of Benny’s, helps Karen Weihs of Tucson, Ariz., find an LED USB desk lamp. Benny’s recently announced it is closing all 31 stores in southern New England. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ­MICHAEL SALERNO

Government can help, but businesses control job growth

In her weekly video address heading into Labor Day weekend, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo touted the significant job gains in the state since she...

Mentally challenged adults need jobs too

In the past year the state has made strides helping residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities find appropriate jobs. That’s good news, though the...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA ranked among the bottom 10 metro areas for millennials in a study of 75 markets. / COURTESY APARTMENT LIST INC.

Study: Providence metro ranks low for millennials

PROVIDENCE – The Providence metropolitan area was ranked among the bottom 10 for living by millennials, according to a study of 75 metro areas...

Move Americans to where jobs are

For far too long, U.S. politicians have been promising to bring jobs to Americans. They should instead be encouraging Americans to move to jobs.The...

Take a pay cut, help the economy

The U.S. unemployment rate is hovering around a 16-year low. Job openings are near a record high. So why is it possible to argue...

Restaurants where the jobs are

July was another fine month for jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.3 percent, labor-force participation rising, and nonfarm payroll employment up by...
STUCK: Uber and Lyft driver Sean DeLong’s professional background in business-operations management doesn’t lend itself to highly technical jobs, but his education and experience over-qualify him for most low-wage jobs, which has made it difficult for him to find a job since being laid off in 2015.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Behind seemingly positive employment data is structural weakness that in the...

Sean DeLong, 42, has applied for more than 800 jobs in Rhode ­Island and southeastern ­Massachusetts since November 2015.On average, he gets about one...

No bull market for finance jobs

The subject of Wall Street employment came up via my colleague Josh Brown, who mused that this may be the first bull market when...

GE cautious on R.I. job growth

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last year heralded the arrival of GE Digital, a technology division of General Electric Co., marking a triumphant moment in...

Car sales key to job growth

The rubber is about to meet the road for the U.S. economy. An unlikely candidate, the auto sector, has emerged as the key piece...
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