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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,...
ABSTRACT ART: University of Rhode Island students have been working with clients of Cornerstone Adult Services in Warwick this semester on an art project called “Opening Minds through Art.” Molly Richards, right, of Cape Cod, Mass., a URI sophomore in human development and family studies, with a minor in psychology, works with Margaret Pleau of Warwick on a watercolor painting. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. needs bigger elder-care workforce

Geriatrics, like pediatrics, provides care for a specific demographic.But the care for older adults – unlike the care for children – does not attract...
KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.5 percent in March. / COURTESY DLT

After revision, R.I. unemployment rate ticks back to 4.5%

PROVIDENCE – While the February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was revised to 4.6 percent from 4.5 percent, per a Thursday R.I. Department of Labor...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / BUILDING SKILLS: The Dean Hotel in Providence recently enrolled some of its employees in a Core Skills Partnership program funded by a Real Pathways Rhode Island grant from the Governor’s Workforce Board. From left, Aarin Clemons, general manager; Hector Melendez, lead houseman; and Janet Norena, room attendant.

Bespoke workforce-development sessions satisfy employers, for now

For Aarin Clemons, managing downtown Providence’s The Dean Hotel – what he called “a hotel for Providence by Providence” – means employing people of...
STERLING STAFF: Chad Cimini, right, president of Cimini & Associates, with employees at the manufacturer’s facility in Westerly, as they work with sterling silver tubing. From left, Maldonado Ruben, background, mill operator; Neptaly Duque, mill operator; Betty Nunez, mill operator; and Cimini.
 / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State officials seek funds for Real Jobs RI as federal cuts...

Chad Cimini, president of Cimini & Associates Inc., is a fan of Real Jobs Rhode Island.The state workforce-development program has helped connect unemployed and...
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