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Program to boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on November 5, 2018

A new program will help bolster Rhode Island jobs. Rhode Island Treasurer magazine and Rhode Island’s business and veteran communities announced a new incentive to support small business loans to veteran-owned businesses through the state’s BankLOCAL program. “Small businesses are the backbone of Rhode Island’s economy, but too many entrepreneurs have a hard time getting […]


Rail station creates Rhode Island transportation jobs

Posted on November 5, 2018

The completion of a new rail station will bring more Rhode Island transportation jobs. Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Chief Executive Officer Scott Avedisian joined other federal, state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and […]


Manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on November 5, 2018

The number of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island are climbing, according to recent labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2018 was 3.9 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the August rate of 4.0 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down six-tenths of a percentage point from the September 2017 rate of […]


Company creates product design jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on October 3, 2018

One company is busy creating more product design jobs in Rhode Island. Collette will expand and create 75+ new permanent full-time jobs in Rhode Island. Collette is one of more than 25 companies to expand in or move to Rhode Island with help from Governor Raimondo’s innovative economic development incentives. To date, the Qualified Jobs […]


Company creates more manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on October 3, 2018

One company is expanding and creating more manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island. Rubius Therapeutics are building a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Smithfield. Once completed, the 135,000-square-foot facility will support 160 new, high-skilled jobs in manufacturing, biotech operations and other support functions. Rubius plans to invest up to $155 million over about five years to renovate […]


Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island are lost

Posted on October 1, 2018

Several hundred healthcare jobs in Rhode Island were lost, according to recent labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2018 was 4.0 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the July rate of 4.1 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point from the August 2017 rate […]


Fellowship to boost Rhode Island STEM jobs

Posted on September 7, 2018

Some college graduates are gaining recognition that will connect them to Rhode Island STEMP jobs. The recipients of the third round of Wavemaker Fellowship awards have been selected. Following a competitive review process, a total of 240 college graduates who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Design fields in Rhode Island will […]


Workplace act to affect Rhode Island jobs

Posted on September 7, 2018

A new workplace pact may affect many Rhode Island jobs. The Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act took effect on July 1, 2018. Under the law, Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees will be required to offer paid sick and safe leave for employees to care for themselves, family members and/or members […]


Transportation jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on September 4, 2018

The latest labor statistics show that transportation jobs in Rhode Island have grown. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor July 2018 was 4.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the June rate of 4.3 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down three-tenths of a percentage point from the July 2017 rate of […]


Festivals to create more Rhode Island tourist jobs

Posted on August 1, 2018

A number of festivals will create more Rhode Island tourist jobs. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Newport Festivals Foundation (NFF) have reached a license agreement that will keep the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals in Newport for 25 more years. Standing hand in hand on the Newport Folk Festival stage, […]


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