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THERE WERE 57,855 Rhode Islanders that collected unemployment benefits last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

Weekly R.I. continuing claims decline by over 1.6K

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island declined by 1,665 to 57,855 last week, the R.I. Department...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...

R.I. unemployment rate remains nearly level in June at 5.9%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s monthly unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points in June, to 5.9%, level with the United States unemployment rate that increased...

R.I. continuing unemployment claims decline again, by nearly 2K

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island decreased by 1,942, to 58,827, the R.I. Department of Labor...

R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Aug. 6

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could continue to be under a state of emergency for at least another month. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a new...
A PATIENT HOST: Erin Umbdenstock held out hope she’d get her job back when she was laid off from the Providence Marriott Downtown when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turned out better than that for her. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitality’s headache: How to attract, keep workers 

Erin Umbdenstock spent her four-month stint of unemployment trying to keep busy. She cooked and cleaned her Coventry apartment and took up several new hobbies....

Will new state mandates for equal pay for women and minorities...

The General Assembly has approved legislation mandating equal pay for women and minorities by updating the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The legislation, which is...
STATE LEADERS issued a joint statement Friday saying that the General Assembly will convene in a special session in November to consider the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget. They also said they will consider a special election for bond initiatives following the session. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. Senate passes pay equity bill

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate on Thursday approved legislation mandating equal pay for women and minorities by a vote of 33-4, with one member...

Inaugural P-TECH health care cohort graduates from North Providence High School

WARWICK – In addition to their high school diplomas, 12 North Providence High School seniors graduated with associate degrees from the Community College of...

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