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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro area was 4.8 percent in March, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: Providence metro unemployment 4.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in March to 4.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted,...
THE MASSACHUSETTS gross domestic product increased 1.6 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2018. / COURTESY MASSBENCHMARKS

MassBenchmarks: Mass. GDP grows at 1.6 percent in Q1

BOSTON – Massachusetts gross domestic product grew at a 1.6 percent annualized rate in the first quarter of 2018, according to MassBenchmarks, a journal...
HUMANE RESOURCES: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources and community affairs, has been working to improve Lifespan’s investment in a happy, healthy workforce. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Abbott energizes Lifespan’s values-driven workforce

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, ENTERPRISE PRIVATE COMPANY | Lisa Abbott, Lifespan Corp.Since starting at Lifespan Corp. in 2016, New York native Lisa Abbott, senior...

Achievement depends on strong teams

When PBN started its C-Suite Awards program, the idea was simple: Behind every successful leader is an exemplary team. And in the most recent...
RHODE ISLAND REPORTED a net job loss of 1,671 in Q3 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: R.I. nets job loss in 2017 Q3

PROVIDENCE – In Rhode Island, net employment decreased by 1,671 jobs in the third quarter of 2017, adding 24,892 gross jobs while reporting a...
Known locally as the bridge project manager for the Interstate 195 Iway bridge, Patricia Steere has more than 30 years of engineering experience. In 2010 she founded Steere Engineering and has built it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

To get the most out of your business, tap your workforce’s...

Patricia Steere | Steere Engineering Inc. owner and presidentPeople ask my perspective as a woman CEO and engineer. My response is that my goals...
JOB SEEKERS review notes during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles in March. / PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

U.S. job openings ease from near-record while layoffs decline

WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings pulled back in February from a near-record in the previous month, as employers had some success in filling vacancies...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 4 percent year over year in February to 21,100 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment grows 4% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 4 percent year over year in February, an 800-worker increase to 21,100 workers,...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment ticks down, payrolls up in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year, not seasonally adjusted, to 5.3 percent in February,...
THE RHODE ISLAND TECHNOLOGY sector employed an estimated 35,300 workers in 2017 at an average wage of $85,880 per year. / COURTESY COMPTIA

Report: R.I. tech sector employs 6.3% of workforce, contributes $3.4B to...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 23 among states for the highest number of tech workers as a portion of the total workforce at...
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