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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the the launch of a commercial construction initiative through the Real Jobs RI worker training program overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Above, working being conducted on the The 6-10 connector, part of the RhodeWorks infrastructure program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Real Jobs RI to create commercial construction training program

PROVIDENCE – The state is expanding the Real Jobs Rhode Island program to cater to commercial construction employers, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday.The...
GREEN THE BEACH: Environmental-information displays are set up at Westerly Town Beach during last year’s inaugural Green the Beach event. This year’s event will be held at the beach on July 20.
 / COURTESY TOWN OF WESTERLY

Editor’s Choice: Second annual Green the Beach to be held at...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Second annual Green the Beach to be held in Westerly WESTERLY WILL HOLD its second annual Green the Beach event. The festivities will...

CCRI creates video course to promote careers in advanced manufacturing

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is teaming with LinkedIn Learning, a massive open online course website offering videos taught by industry...

GA passes law allowing workers to bid for biz following mass...

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to notify workers of their opportunity to organize a cooperative and make a bid to buy...

SEG accepting applicants for Health & Wellness Accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse is seeking motivated and coachable entrepreneurs with early-stage health and wellness ventures with social impact for the organization’s 2019...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.4 percentage points uear over year to 3.6% in May but coincided with a 0.59% decline in the labor force. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment declines to 3.6% in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to fall last month, hitting 3.6%, according to the R.I. Department of Labor Thursday.The number...
THE MEDIAN HOURLY wage in Rhode Island was $20.21 in May 2018, 8.1% higher than the U.S. median wage, according to a new report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: Median hourly wage in R.I. was $20.21 in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The median hourly wage in Rhode Island in May 2018 was $20.21, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Monday...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public AccountantsMelissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
 / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...
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