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NEMIC announces 20 inductees into latest accelerator cohorts

PROVIDENCE – The New England Medical Innovation Center, working in partnership with state labor and commerce officials, recently announced 20 startups have been selected to join...

R.I. unemployment stays at 3.1% in March; 700 jobs lost

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 3.1%, unchanged from last month, but the state lost 700 jobs, the R.I....

R.I. unemployment stays at 3.1% in February; 1,900 jobs added

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 3.1%, unchanged from last month, but the state added 1,900 jobs, the R.I....

Layoff notice rescinded after Northeast Transportation Services, union reach deal

PAWTUCKET – Northeast Transportation Services LLC will remain a contractor for DHL Express in Pawtucket, after reaching a labor agreement with its unionized workers. South-Carolina-based...

Audit: R.I. unemployment fraud could top $500M

PROVIDENCE – The state is still probing the surge of fake unemployment insurance claims that accompanied the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with $480...

R.I. monthly labor market data raises accuracy questions

PROVIDENCE – If the state’s monthly labor market report should usually be taken with a grain of salt, the latest statistics call for a...
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Most-read stories on PBN.com, August 2021

1. Not all R.I. colleges are requiring staff, faculty to get vaccinated POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 3. The push by local colleges to get students...
LOSING BENEFITS:
An estimated 45,000 Rhode Islanders are losing federal unemployment benefits ending this month.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

End of federal payments leaves thousands in need of jobs

The state in May resisted calls from some business groups to end supplemental federal unemployment benefits months early to help fill thousands of job...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.5% in November. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment declines to 3.5% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.5% in November, a 0.5 percentage point decline year over year, the R.I. Department of...
FIRST INTERN: Johanna Bravo finished the 2-month-old Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance internship program for veterans and was the first intern to be placed through the program. Displayed are some of her photos from service in the U.S. Army and R.I. National Guard. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

SENEDIA boosting opportunities for vets

A U.S. Army and R.I. National Guard veteran, Johanna Bravo is now the senior logistician at Purvis Systems in Middletown thanks to a match...
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