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R.I. unemployment rate stands at record-low 2.7% in July

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in July, unchanged from June and matching the lowest rate on record, the R.I....

R.I. manufacturing sector sees increased jobs, worker earnings in June

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s manufacturing sector experienced a boost in jobs, earnings and hours from May to June, as well as year over year...

R.I. unemployment rate dips to record low 2.7%

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in June with the monthly unemployment rate dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from May to 2.7%,...

R.I. gets $2.3M to improve access to unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is getting $2.3 million in federal funding to expand access to unemployment insurance benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor announced...
SHANNON GILKEY, R.I. postsecondary commissioner, says he's optimistic that the state can still close workforce gaps despite the proposed 'higher ed academy' not making it into this year's fiscal budget. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite no higher ed academy, Gilkey optimistic in state closing workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Optimism remains with the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner on the state addressing workforce shortages and helping residents achieve an education despite...

R.I. unemployment rate dips to 2.9%, a 30-year low

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in May with the monthly unemployment rate dropping three-tenths of a percentage point from April to 2.9%,...
STAYING COMPETITIVE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Matthew Weldon will be the guest speaker at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast on June 22 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, discussing services to help employers hire the right talent. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Editor’s Choice: R.I. DLT Director Weldon to speak at Chamber’s Eggs...

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. DLT Director Weldon to speak at Chamber’s Eggs & Issues breakfast MATTHEW WELDON, R.I. Department of Labor and Training director, will be the...
CAREER PATHFINDER: U.S. Navy veteran Camy R. Ruck credits the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance with assisting her in finding the type of job she wanted in civilian life. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Vets’ transition to civilian jobs aided by R.I.-based alliance

Camy R. Ruck’s experience in the U.S. Navy from 2012 to 2018 equipped her with skills to be an information system technician overseeing computer...
RELIABLE RESOURCE: Jeremy Tolleson, left, veteran program manager for the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, at a Veterans Expo event at Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence, with Roger Richards, veterans representative. As more employees are quitting or not showing up to work, companies are turning to veterans to fill their workforces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More firms tapping into ranks of ex-military

Jeremy Tolleson traded one conflict for another when he retired from the U.S. Army and started working for the R.I. Department of Labor and...

R.I. unemployment rate drops to 3.2% in April, 2,400 nonfarm jobs...

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in April with the monthly unemployment rate dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from March to 3.2%,...

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