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R.I. lacks key data on minority businesses

People of color are underrepresented as business owners compared with their share of Rhode Island’s population, but getting a clear picture on the depth...
ADJUSTMENTS: Donna Murray, left, assistant director of labor market information at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, goes over changes to Rhode Island’s unemployment and temporary disability insurance tax laws with Margaux Fontaine. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. makes changes to unemployment, TDI taxes

Many Rhode Island employers could see a reduction in the amount of unemployment insurance tax they pay, while employees are on the hook for...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is set to open a workforce development hub in Central Falls Wednesday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC to open new workforce development hub at former Dexter Credit...

CENTRAL FALLS – Sensing a need to help address workforce skills gaps in Rhode Island, one state college will open this week its new...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate in December was 3.5%. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. unemployment rate holds at 3.5% in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.5% in December, a 0.5 percentage point decline year over year, the R.I....

CCRI, jobs groups collaborate on marine trades and composites training program

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island will offer a free Marine Trades & Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program on Jan. 27. The program will...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate 3.6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in October, level with the national rate,...
THE BRICKLE GROUP has announced that it has received more than $84 million in DOD contracts over the last eight months.

Brickle Group lands big government contracts

WOONSOCKET – The Brickle Group announced more than $84 million in Defense Logistics Agency contracts have been awarded to its subsidiary Northwest Woolen Mill...

Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...

CCRI offering free marine trades and composites pre-apprenticeship program

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, Real Jobs Rhode Island and R.I. Department...
NEEDING MORE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott R. Jensen says the new federal overtime rule for salaried employees, while an improvement, doesn’t reflect “modern realities.” 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does new federal overtime rule go far enough for salaried workers?

An additional 1.3 million U.S. workers – including tens of thousands in Rhode Island – will be eligible for premium overtime pay now that...

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