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A WELCOMING RESOURCE: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island held its Community Resource Day recently, inviting immigrants and refugees to learn about the center and the state, and to make their transitions to life in the United States smoother. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are immigrants – both legal and undocumented – a net positive...

After simmering as a national issue for the better part of three decades, immigration – of both the legal and undocumented kind – has...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE weekly benefit maximum will increase $10 to $576, the first increase in seven years.

DLT: Unemployment Insurance benefits increase first time in 7 years

PROVIDENCE – New maximum weekly benefit amounts for Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance were announced Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in May to 3.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in May

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.9 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.2 percentage point decline...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...
SKILLS BUILDER: Suzannah MacDonald, left, a fine gardener at Wild & Scenic in South Kingstown, jumped at the chance to participate in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program to hone her skills. MacDonald is working with Wild & Scenic owner Meg Gallagher.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 14, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
MASSBENCHMARK's editorial board said that the Massachusetts economy was performing well in its eighth consecutive year of economic expansion but should expect to see constraints due to demographic issues such as an aging population as well as an increase in need for skilled workers as the labor market tightens. / COURTESY MASSBENCHMARKS

MassBenchmarks: Mass. economy strong, but faces ‘headwinds’

PROVIDENCE - In the most recent MassBenchmarks, “Excerpts from the Boar” release on Wednesday, the board said that the Bay State economy is at...
After serving as national sales manager for National Marker Co., Michael J. Black bought the manufacturer of safety signs, tags and labels in 2012. And while he has increased innovation and production, he is very happy to invest in his people. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

An engaged, passionate workforce delivers results today and in the future

Michael J. Black | National Marker Co. owner and presidentIf I can point to one reason for the success of National Marker Co., it...
A SIGNIFICANT BOOST: Small businesses such as MIKEL, headed by President Kelly Mendell, right (with Dave Lambert, engineer and program manager), who was named Rhode Island’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, employ more than half of all private-sector workers in the state.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Healthy small businesses mean a healthy R.I. economy

We are near the end of National Small Business Week, a celebration of those businesses that form an important, one might say essential, backbone...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro increased by 1,000 workers year over year in March. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment climbs in March

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 5 percent year over year in March to 21,400 workers, a 1,000-worker upswing,...
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