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RECRUITING KEY: CEO Rick Norberg, left, speaks with Teddy Kennedy, service desk apprentice, at Vertikal 6 in Warwick. Norberg said the company’s full-time apprenticeships have become the key to recruiting and developing employees.
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Tech companies turn to apprenticeships to solve worker shortage in tight...

Rhode Island has been projected to add nearly 2,300 jobs in technology-related occupations during the decade from 2016 to 2026, mostly in the computer...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent, just higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. joblessness falls to 3.9% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February fell to 3.9 percent, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in Rhode Island declined from an adjusted rate of 4.4 percent in January 2018 to 4 percent in January 2019. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment dips in Jan., employment up 2.4K on year

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 4 percent in January, according to the...
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING is looking for potential employer partners for its Real Jobs Rhode Island workforce development program.

DLT seeking Real Jobs R.I. partners

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is seeking employer partners for the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, the department announced Monday...
THE NATURAL GAS EMERGENCY that National Grid recently handled in Newport and other parts of Aquidneck Island has prompted 300 claims for special unemployment benefits related to homes and businesses being closed. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Aquidneck Island gas emergency causes 300 to seek unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE - About 300 special unemployment benefits claims have been filed related to the recent natural gas emergency on Aquidneck Island that prompted a...
A WARN notice has been filed for 59 workers at Tuition Management Services in Warwick, with an expected closing of the facility between April and August. TMS was purchased by NelNet Business Solutions in November.

Tuition Managment Services files WARN notice for 59 workers in Warwick

WARWICK - A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification has been filed by Tuition Management Services, based in Warwick, impacting 59 workers, according to the...

Top challenges R.I. small businesses face and how to tackle them

Estee Lauder once stated, “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Starting a business is work, and so is keeping one afloat....
THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Partial federal government shutdown having local impact

PROVIDENCE – As the partial federal government shutdown drags on, local effects on those reliant on federal programs and those furloughed as federal employees...
FOR THE FIRST TIME in 11 months, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up in December 2018. The measure stood at 3.9 percent: a 0.1 percentage point increase from November but a 0.6 percentage point decrease from December 2017. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. ends 2018 with 3.9% unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment rate ticked up month to month for the first time since January 2018 according to the...
AGODA HAS filed a WARN notice with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, notifying the state of the closure of its Rhode Island office, affecting 62 employees.

Agoda files WARN notice, R.I. closure affects 62 employees

PROVIDENCE - Agoda Company Pte. Ltd. has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, informing the state that it is closing its Rhode Island...
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