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THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE weekly benefit maximum will increase $10 to $576, the first increase in seven years.

DLT: Unemployment Insurance benefits increase first time in 7 years

PROVIDENCE – New maximum weekly benefit amounts for Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance were announced Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Labor and Training has reminded employers that the new rules for sick and safe time leave take effect July 1.

DLT reminds employers paid sick and safe time leave takes effect...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is reminding companies that the Healthy Safe Families and Workplaces Act takes effect July 1,...

Gubernatorial candidates differ on lowering tax burden

Most comparative surveys find Rhode Islanders are overtaxed, and most of the candidates running for the governor’s office this year – including the incumbent...
OPPORTUNITY ZONE: Chris Vitale, community-development coordinator for Bristol, stands on Hope Street, one of the areas recently approved by the Treasury Department as an opportunity zone, which will be marketed to developers as a place for ­investment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treasury Department approves R.I.’s 25 census tracts for opportunity-zone program

In mid-April, R.I. Commerce Corp. identified 25 low-income census tracts across 15 cities and towns in Rhode Island as opportunity zones, including Bristol’s tract...
AFTER TWO MONTHS at 4.5 percent, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent per R.I. Department of Labor and Training data. / COURTESY R.I. DLT

Unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent, first decline in 2 months

PROVIDENCE – Breaking a two-month streak at 4.5 percent, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 in May, according...
THE MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE in Rhode Island was $19.45 per hour, 35 cents higher than the hourly wage one year prior. / COURTESY DLT

DLT: R.I. 2017 median hourly wage was $19.45 per hour

PROVIDENCE – The median hourly wage for Rhode Islanders in May 2017 was $19.45 per hour, according to the latest Occupational Employment Statistics survey...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...
KAREN MELLEN is the director/principal of the East Providence Career and Technical Center. / COURTESY EAST PROVIDENCE CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER

Five Questions With: Karen Mellen

Karen Mellen began her health care career in radiology. She quickly developed a passion for teaching science and pursued a bachelor’s degree in health...
PROGRAM TRAINERS: Fred Mattera, left, program director and trainer for the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island apprenticeship program for new crew members for the Rhode Island fishing fleet, with Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl. Knight is net-repair trainer for the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fishing apprenticeship program aimed at getting military veterans back to work

Veterans often face a host of challenges when returning to civilian life after military service.Among the biggest is entering and adjusting to the civilian...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training reported that the state's unemployment rate remained at 4.5 percent while 900 jobs were added month to month and 5,600 jobs year over year. / COURTESY RIDLT

Unemployment holds steady at 4.5 percent as job additions shine in...

PROVIDENCE – While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in April, 900 jobs were added in the state since March,...
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