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NEW DIRECTOR: Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association executive director, speaks with Barbara Jackson, executive director of WeMakeRI, in his office. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Dave Chenevert

1. What is your professional background in manufacturing? I owned my own company for 31 years. Swissline Precision Mfg. Inc. was an advanced-manufacturing company...

Rhode Island Builders Association recognizes NEIT project director

FREDERICK GILL, project director at New England Institute of Technology, was recently recognized by the Rhode Island Builders Association with an award of appreciation...

R.I. recovers jobs lost in recession, unemployment beats national average

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.2 percent in June, an increase from May’s 4.1 percent, according to a...

R.I. DLT reduces workers’ comp assessment rate for insurance companies

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s administrative assessment rate for insurance companies dispensing workers' compensation coverage has been cut from 6.25 percent to 5.75 percent for...
JEWELRY DESTINATION: Hannah Garrison, owner, Wear Your Music LLC, talks with her husband, Christopher Garrison. Hannah moved to Providence from New York about 10 years ago in search of people with the skills to complete and package her jewelry designs. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Drawn by infrastructure and history, artisans fashioning new chapter for Rhody...

Hannah Garrison, a jeweler, moved to Providence about 10 years ago, looking for skilled labor to help her business produce a line that she...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training released its 2016 employment and wage analysis on Monday.

DLT analysis: Nearly half of jobs created in 2016 paid less...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Monday that the average annual private-sector wage in the Ocean State increased 1.7 percent...
THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL Delegation announced a $2.7 million grant for the Department of Labor and Training on Thursday.

R.I. receives $2.7M for DLT data coordination

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive $2.7 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to help the R.I. Department of Labor...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT in May was 4.1 percent, 1.3 percentage points lower than May 2016. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. Unemployment falls, labor force matches April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in May from 4.3 percent in April according to a statement released...
FINAL TOUCHES: The Good 5 Cent Cigar staff at the University of Rhode Island works on the last issue of the semester. Production manager Seamus Fuller points out an online article to managing editor Allie E. Lewis, foreground, while editor-in-chief Emma Gauthier looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Locally owned publications remain viable in parochial Rhode Island. But for...

Looking to expand her social circle, and to become more involved on campus, Allie E. Lewis two years ago decided to join The Good...
STUNNED: Although Linda McDonald, a veteran registered nurse and president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals union, knew a merger was coming with Care New England, she was stunned at the size of CNE’s new partner, Boston-based Partners Healthcare, and the number of jobs at stake. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care mergers impacting local union members

In one night Care New England dumped a proposed merger with Lifespan Corp. for a deal with Boston-based nonprofit Partners Healthcare, but the idea...
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