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Inaugural cohort of ONE Neighborhood Builders’ community health worker program graduates

PROVIDENCE – A group of 12 Greater Providence residents graduated from ONE Neighborhood Builders’ Community Health Worker Pre-Apprenticeship Program, a first-of-its-kind program that provides...
WORK-FOCUSED: Panelists lead a discussion at Providence Business News’ 2023 Workforce Development Summit on Feb. 16. The panel included, from left, Julie Matthew, Nina Pande, Bill Schmiedeknecht, Doug Sherman and Matthew Weldon. 

Panel: Offering flexible workplace is now a must

From an employer perspective, the labor market may appear to be in poor shape as many fear the U.S. is nearing, or is already...

Northeast Transportation Services to leave Pawtucket, lay off 75 people

PROVIDENCE – Northeast Transportation Services LLC has filed notice with the state that it plans to lay off 75 workers and close its Pawtucket...
ROLLING OUT: Jacky’s Waterplace Sushi Bar robot server “Bella” waits on a table with Ignacio Davila, left, and Galen Tate.

Robots could help restaurants struggling with labor shortage

Customers at Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar in Providence may have noticed a certain restaurant employee that stands out from the others. Or rather, rolls...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% in December, down by one-tenth of a percentage from November, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rate dips to 3.5% in December

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in December was 3.5%, one-tenth of a percentage point lower from November, the R.I. Department of Labor...

Rolling applications open for NEMIC business accelerator program

PROVIDENCE – The New England Medical Innovation Center is accepting rolling applications for its six-month business accelerator program geared toward medical technology and digital...

R.I. unemployment rate rises to 3.6% in November

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6% in November, up two-tenths of a percentage point from October, the R.I. Department of...

R.I. decreasing UI taxes in 2023

CRANSTON – Employers will pay slightly less is state payroll taxes to support Rhode Island’s unemployment insurance program next year, the R.I. Department of...
MAN AND MACHINE: Joseph Matthews, president of Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. in Westerly, explains the features of a sheeter, a piece of precision manufacturing equipment that Maxson produces for other companies. 

A CUT ABOVE: Maxson’s precision machines keep other manufacturers in business

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...

R.I. unemployment rate swells to 3.4%

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4% in October, up three-tenths of a percentage point from September, the R.I. Department of...
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