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RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

Are you concerned that R.I.’s unemployment rate has risen for six...

For the sixth consecutive month, Rhode Island's unemployment rate increased in March to 4%. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...
SILVER LINING: ­Eduardo Naya, director of marketing for Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, says there’s a silver lining to more older workers entering the workforce, which ensures their knowledge that used to be under­utilized in retirement – 
or relocated to Florida – stays in Rhode Island.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

READY AND ABLE: Older workers filling R.I. employment gaps

After 35 years in insurance marketing, the last 20 with Rhode Island-based Amica ­Mutual Insurance Co. managing multimillion-dollar campaigns, Eduardo Naya tried to retire. It...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises to 3.9% in February

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in February was 3.9%, three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises to 3.6% in January

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in January was 3.6%, two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...
WL BUILDERS INC. in Fall River has been ordered by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training to pay $869,000 for wage theft, misclassifying employees and falsifying payroll on three public works projects in Rhode Island.

R.I. orders Fall River contractor to pay $869K for wage theft,...

PROVIDENCE – A Fall River company has been ordered by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training to pay $869,000 for wage theft, misclassifying...
LABOR TALKS: Matthew Weldon, second from right, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Workforce Development Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Also on the panel are, from left, Lindsey Brickle, director of workforce and community partnerships at Polaris MEP; Julie Matthew, manufacturing director of Amgen Inc. in Rhode Island; Ara Millette, director of talent acquisition and workforce development at Lifespan Corp.; Nina Pande, executive director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future; and Douglas Sherman, senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Panel: Adaptability is key in today’s job market

Though Rhode Island’s job numbers have largely rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, Matthew Weldon, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, doesn’t exactly...
MATTHEW WELDON, second from right, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News' Workforce Development Summit in Providence on Thursday. Also on the panel are, from left, Lindsey Brickle, director of workforce and community partnerships at Polaris MEP; Julie Matthew, manufacturing director of Amgen Inc. in Rhode Island; Ara Millette, director of talent acquisition and workforce development at Lifespan Corp.; Nina Pande, executive director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future; and Douglas Sherman, senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderated. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN workforce summit: Flexibility ‘the best asset you can have at...

PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island now having regained more than 90% of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may feel that the...

SENEDIA receives $209,500 grant from Real Jobs Rhode Island

MIDDLETOWN – Real Jobs Rhode Island has provided a $209,500 grant to the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance, the group announced last week. The latest award...

R.I. manufacturing wages drop month over month in December

PROVIDENCE – Wages for manufacturing production workers dropped 21 cents to $25.34 per hour between November and December, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...
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