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MAJORITY MARKET: Brian J. Spero, center, CEO and president of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., speaks with Michael Lynch, vice president of legal services, and Amy Vitale, vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. Spero said his company has 60% of the workers’ compensation market for Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal contractors losing out

Labor laws aren’t supposed to be this flexible. So many companies in the construction industry are misclassifying their workers – paying them less and treating...
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Five Questions With Patricia Octeau

Patricia Octeau | Executive director, Rhode Island Bankers Association 1. What are your main duties? My primary duty is to manage our association, which consists...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year in June to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment lowers to 3.6% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment for Rhode Islanders declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the the launch of a commercial construction initiative through the Real Jobs RI worker training program overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Above, working being conducted on the The 6-10 connector, part of the RhodeWorks infrastructure program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Real Jobs RI to create commercial construction training program

PROVIDENCE – The state is expanding the Real Jobs Rhode Island program to cater to commercial construction employers, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday. The...
GREEN THE BEACH: Environmental-information displays are set up at Westerly Town Beach during last year’s inaugural Green the Beach event. This year’s event will be held at the beach on July 20.
 / COURTESY TOWN OF WESTERLY

Editor’s Choice: Second annual Green the Beach to be held at...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Second annual Green the Beach to be held in Westerly WESTERLY WILL HOLD its second annual Green the Beach event. The festivities will...

CCRI creates video course to promote careers in advanced manufacturing

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is teaming with LinkedIn Learning, a massive open online course website offering videos taught by industry...

GA passes law allowing workers to bid for biz following mass...

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to notify workers of their opportunity to organize a cooperative and make a bid to buy...

SEG accepting applicants for Health & Wellness Accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse is seeking motivated and coachable entrepreneurs with early-stage health and wellness ventures with social impact for the organization’s 2019...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.4 percentage points uear over year to 3.6% in May but coincided with a 0.59% decline in the labor force. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment declines to 3.6% in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to fall last month, hitting 3.6%, according to the R.I. Department of Labor Thursday. The number...
THE MEDIAN HOURLY wage in Rhode Island was $20.21 in May 2018, 8.1% higher than the U.S. median wage, according to a new report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: Median hourly wage in R.I. was $20.21 in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The median hourly wage in Rhode Island in May 2018 was $20.21, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Monday...

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