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Archive for March, 2010

University Cuts Teaching Jobs in Rhode Island

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Brown University is cutting 60 Rhode Island teaching jobs by June to help close a $30 million projected budget gap for the next fiscal year after endowment losses.

But the jobs are non-faculty related.

Brown’s roughly 3,000 non-faculty staff members were informed of the job cuts in an e-mail sent Monday. The individuals who will lose their jobs will be told over the next few weeks.

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Rhode Island Unemployment Remains Flat

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in January, holding steady at December’s revised 12.7 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Friday in its monthly jobs report.The state gained 800 jobs while the number of employed residents jumped by 2,000 in January, but those gains were offset by a larger number of unemployed Rhode Islanders, which rose in January to 73,300, up 500 from the revised December statistics, the DLT said.

By comparison, the national jobless rate was at 9.7 percent in January and February, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. Payrolls fell another 36,000 last month after a revised 26,000 decrease in January.

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Census Bureau Creates Jobs in Rhode Island

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Good news for job seekers: according to the Examiner.com, the United States Census Bureau has created many available jobs in Rhode Island (click here).

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring several recruiting assistants in Rhode Island. According to the Census Bureau, it is preferable that the applicant be bilingual in English and at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Khmer (Cambodian), Italian, Laotian, Portuguese/Creole, Russian or Spanish.

Recruiting assistants work in the field to promote census jobs to recruit new applicants, locate, set up and run applicant employment testing sessions, and review and send applicants’ materials to and from the local census office. Hours include days, evenings and weekends.

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