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January 2018 unemployment rate holds fast at 4.5 percent

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island held steady at 4.5 percent in January, according to a Thursday release from the...
LISTENING: Miellette McFarlane, interim director of Real Jobs Rhode Island, answers a question at the PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work; McFarlane; Tim Hebert, Carousel Industries of North America and Trilix; Matthew Reeber, Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara; and Douglas H. Sherman, New England Institute of Technology. / PBN PHOTO/­PAMELA BHATIA

Summit: Growing talent pool collaborative effort

“No matter where you are – California, Dallas, Chicago – finding talent is one of the biggest challenges” to successfully running a business, said...
THE PANEL at the inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left to right, Mark S. Murphy, Lisa Abbott, Damian Ewens, Miellette McFarlane, Tim Hebert, Matthew Reeber and Douglas Sherman. / PBN PHOTO/ PAMELA BHATIA

Inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit plots talent production

WARWICK – Discussion at the first-ever Providence Business News Workforce Development Summit held Feb. 14 saw roughly 200 attendees listen to and share ideas...
THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE has announced the 15 businesses that will participate in its 2018 Food Accelerator program. / COURTESY SEG

SEG announces food accelerator cohort

PROVIDENCE – The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Food Accelerator program has announced a new cohort comprised of 15 Rhode Island food businesses. The program will begin...
THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in December 2017, marking its second consecutive increase. / COURTESY OF THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate climbs for second consecutive month

PROVIDENCE – In a second consecutive month, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent in December, according to a...

GWB releases solicitation for statewide career readiness intermediary

PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board is seeking a statewide career-readiness intermediary to support the expansion of K-12 career-readiness activities. According to a Jan. 8...
BOLD MOVE: Lisa Bisaccia, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CVS Health, was part of the leadership team behind the company’s unprecedented decision to stop selling tobacco products in its stores. / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

‘Apprenticeships [are a] powerful tool for job growth’

Lisa Bisaccia, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CVS Health, is responsible for the management of all human resources functions for...

R.I. unemployment rate increases 0.1% in November

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points from its October 2017 measurement to 4.3 percent in November 2017,...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Brian J. Murphy

Brian J. Murphy | Chairman and CEO of Home Loan Investment Bank, president of Rhode Island Bankers Association 1. What are your responsibilities as...
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...
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