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R.I. among 9 states yet to recover all jobs lost in...

Rhode Island is among nine states, plus the nation’s capital, yet to recover all of their jobs lost to the pandemic, according to a...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises slightly to 2.9% in November

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in November was 2.9%, two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...

Ocean Tech Hub seeking project concept proposals

PROVIDENCE – A federally designated blue tech hub encompassing Rhode Island and Massachusetts has issued its first call for ocean technology projects. The Ocean Tech...

DLT lowers UI employer tax rate in 2024

CRANSTON – Employers will pay slightly less in state payroll taxes to support Rhode Island’s unemployment insurance program next year, the R.I. Department of Labor...
DESIGNxRI HAS AWARDED 10 small businesses $172,000 in seed funding as part of the design advocacy organization's Design Catalyst Program.

DESIGNxRI awards 10 businesses $172K in seed funding

PROVIDENCE – Ten local small businesses received $172,000 in seed funding from DESIGNxRI as part of the organization’s 2024 Design Catalyst Program, the design...
ROUGH RETURN: Erin Thibeault went back to work as a teacher this fall after having a child but didn’t ­expect the trouble she and her husband had in finding day care for her daughter. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘She-cession’ cessation: Women’s employment hits record high, but hardships endure

After taking the entire 2022-2023 school year off for maternity leave, Erin Thibeault wasn’t just eager to return to work as a first grade...

RIDE gets $3.2M for data collection to better prepare students for...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education on Wednesday was awarded a $3.2 million federal grant to enhance data collection related to college and...
HELP NEEDED: Dr. Michael Wagner, left, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, discusses the health services industry in Rhode Island, including workforce development, with other panelists at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Others on the panel include, from left, Brown University’s Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Raj Hazarika from Point32Health Inc. and John Fernandez, CEO and president of Lifespan Corp. Moderating is PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

For hospital executives, solving labor shortages a top task

When asked whether the lingering workforce shortages are affecting access to care, Rhode Island’s health care leaders had a clear answer. “Yes, period, end of...
PLAYTIME: Jordan Towle, a visitor services manager at the Providence Children’s Museum, plays with Jorge Rodrigues, 1, of Providence. The museum, according to Executive Director Caroline Payson, relies on ticket sales and membership fees to bolster operating costs. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding workforce is labor intensive for local nonprofits

The COVID-19 pandemic’s cascading aftereffects have been complicated and hard to shake for Rhode Island’s nonprofits, which employ 67,000 Rhode Islanders. That number represents...
THE 2023 HOUSING Fact Book from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University notes that while steps have been taken to address the housing crisis in the state, housing affordability is still a problem. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

HousingWorks Fact Book: Housing affordability in R.I. still out of reach

PROVIDENCE – While steps have been taken to address the state’s housing crisis and Rhode Island’s labor market is recovering in a strong way,...
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