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Construction jobs in Rhode Island tick up

Posted on August 8, 2017

New labor reports show that construction jobs in Rhode Island have increased. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2017 was 4.2 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one and two-tenths percentage points from the June 2016 rate of 5.4 percent. The number […]


Grants to boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on July 31, 2017

A number of grants are going to boost Rhode Island jobs. Four small Rhode Island companies have been awarded Innovation Vouchers through the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. This program is intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships, and give Rhode Island a competitive edge that will help the state grow and attract business. “Our Innovation […]


Education jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on July 31, 2017

The number of education jobs in Long Island has grown, according to recent labor statistics.  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratesfor June 2017 was 4.2 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one and two-tenths percentage points from the June 2016 rate of […]


Program to help youth get Rhode Island summer jobs

Posted on July 4, 2017

A program is aiding youth to obtain Rhode Island summer jobs. The Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) has awarded $1.8 million, an increase of $300,000 over last year, to two local workforce investment boards (WIBs) for summer jobs, internships, and work readiness programs for more than 1,200 youth across Rhode Island. More than 380 employers, pairing […]


Educational jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on July 4, 2017

New labor statistics show that educational jobs in Rhode Island have grown. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2017 was 4.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the April rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one and three-tenths percentage points from the May 2016 rate of 5.4 percent. Payroll in […]


Food services jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on July 4, 2017

New employment statistics demonstrate that food services jobs in Rhode Island are growing. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2017 was 4.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the April rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one and three-tenths percentage points from the May 2016 rate of 5.4 percent. The […]


Rhode Island healthcare jobs lost

Posted on June 6, 2017

A number of Rhode Island healthcare jobs have been lost, according to recent labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2017 was 4.3 percent, unchanged from the March rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one and one-tenth percentage points from the April 2016 rate of 5.4 percent. Payroll in […]


Innovation projects help RI jobs

Posted on June 5, 2017

Several more grants are going towards companies to enhance Rhode Island jobs. Six Rhode Island companies have been selected to receive Innovation Vouchers intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships and give Rhode Island a competitive edge that will help the state grow and attract business. The innovation projects being funded by the grants include: […]


Rhode Island jobs grow from campus competition

Posted on June 5, 2017

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI), is inviting interested partners to begin sharing concepts and ideas for an Innovation Campus in preparation for an RFP to be released later this year, which will boost Rhode Island jobs. The Commerce Corporation has issued an Invitation for Expressions […]


Company creates real estate jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on May 6, 2017

The opening of one company is creating real estate jobs in Rhode Island. Trade Area Systems, a real-estate intelligence company, has reopened and relocated. The company provides advance site location services for major retailers and property developers in the United States. Following approval for incentives from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, all 20 positions at […]


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