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SEG accepting applicants for Health & Wellness Accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse is seeking motivated and coachable entrepreneurs with early-stage health and wellness ventures with social impact for the organization’s 2019...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.4 percentage points uear over year to 3.6% in May but coincided with a 0.59% decline in the labor force. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment declines to 3.6% in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to fall last month, hitting 3.6%, according to the R.I. Department of Labor Thursday. The number...
THE MEDIAN HOURLY wage in Rhode Island was $20.21 in May 2018, 8.1% higher than the U.S. median wage, according to a new report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: Median hourly wage in R.I. was $20.21 in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The median hourly wage in Rhode Island in May 2018 was $20.21, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Monday...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905. 
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants. The Cumberland native is president of one of...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINED to 3.8% in March due to a decline in the number of unemployed in the state and a decrease in the labor force offset by a decline in jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down in March, along with jobs

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.8% in March, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year and level with the...
TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should. Employers are looking for them,...
PROPOSALS FOR Real Jobs Rhode Island grants are due Friday, no later than 3 p.m.

State announces 12 new Real Jobs RI participants

PROVIDENCE – More than $1.5 million in state and federal money will go toward training new and existing employees at a dozen Rhode Island...

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