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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced another unemployment insurance tax rate reduction that will take effect at the start of the 2018 calendar year. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces UI reduction for 2018

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates next year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Wednesday.The governor’s...
BARE NECESSITIES: Jessica Kowal drinks tea with her fiancé, Aaron, at their East Side apartment in Providence. The couple had to get rid of some possessions they didn’t have room for.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


A soft market for traditional antiques has some R.I. sellers finding...

For the past eight years Jessica Kowal has lived a peripatetic lifestyle, calling Cranston and four Providence apartments home since graduating Providence College in...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA announced the relaunch of Design Catalyst, a program created to spur growth in design-driven small businesses in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces relaunch of design-based small-business grant program

PROVIDENCE – The Design Catalyst program will be relaunched this year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday.The program will provide qualifying businesses with $90,000...
RHODE ISLAND'S seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same – 4.2 percent – from September to October, / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

October sees R.I. unemployment hold steady

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same – 4.2 percent – from September to October, according to a Thursday release...
FIRST APPRENTICESHIP: Coventry-based SeaScape Lawn Care Inc. was chosen by the R.I. Nursery and Landscaping ­Association to host the industry’s first apprenticeship program. From left, James Wilkinson, president, and Michael ­Graeminger, senior lawn technician, with their motorized fertilizer spreader. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

An education in lawn care

SeaScape Lawn Care Inc.’s owner and president, James Wilkinson, has always taken an interest in the education and skills of his workers.“ never been...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.1 percentage point in September to 4.2 percent. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment ticks down in September

PROVIDENCE – From August’s 4.3 percent, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.2 percent in September reflecting a 1.1 percentage point...
SETH WISEMAN, designer and development manager for the Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab, will speak at this month's Providence Geeks event. Above, the 28-foot trailer that houses the lab. / COURTESY IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY & TRADES

IYRS Mobile Maker Lab to visit Providence Geeks

PROVIDENCE – For their October meetup, Providence Geeks will host the Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab, a project of the IYRS School of Technology...
TEAM APPROACH: Donald R. Nokes, president and founder of NetCenergy, an information technology services firm, converses with employees at their Cranston office. From left, Kelsey Nokes, manager, business systems; Greg Morrell, network engineer; Donald R. Nokes, president; and Chris Aloisio, lead engineer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Outsourcing helps keep businesses competitive, but is it hurting job growth?

Donald R. Nokes started NetCenergy, an outsourced information technology firm, about 14 years ago.Today, from its headquarters in Cranston, the company provides IT support...
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training announced the results of two workplace fraud cases against two companaies that resulted in $1.3 million in civil penalties and nearly $1 million in back wages for about 200 workers.

DLT announces $1.3M in civil penalties for 2 workplace fraud cases

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced the outcomes of two fraud cases investigated with the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification...
STORYTELLER: Chris Forte works part time at the Home Depot on Charles Street in Providence, where his responsibilities include retrieving carriages from the parking lot and assisting customers with loading heavy purchases into their cars and trucks. He enjoys telling stories and interacting with customers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Following guide of consent decree, Rhode Island improving opportunities for mentally...

In June 2013, federal investigators filed a complaint in U.S. District Court accusing Providence and Rhode Island of segregating individuals with intellectual and developmental...
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