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Archive for July, 2011

Will clerical jobs in Rhode Island get cut after layoffs?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

After Boston Scientific announced layoffs this week, some wondered if clerical jobs in Rhode Island would be affected.

The company released its second quarter earnings call along with its new restructuring plan.

Second quarter and other highlights include: (more…)

Electric Boat lays off dozens, but Rhode Island manufacturing jobs safe for now

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Electric Boat announced last week it is laying off 104 workers in Connecticut, but those numbers did not include Rhode Island manufacturing jobs.

The layoffs will occur at the Groton shipyard.

A spokesperson for the company said the layoffs were because of a decline in work for carpenters, machinists and pipefitter at the shipyard. (more…)

Company expands with key hire for engineering jobs in Rhode Island

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

An established company announced this week that it is growing with a hire for engineering jobs in Rhode Island.

As it continues to expand its operations throughout New England, A/E/P Maguire Group announces the hiring of George Delegas, AIA, as Principal Architect to take advantage of the firmís experience in providing architectural and engineering services to higher education clients. Maguire is pleased to welcome him to its Boston area office.


Electric Boat hiring for manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Electric Boat said this week it will be hiring for hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island.

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $12.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Under the terms of the modification, General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturability, maintainability, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials. General Dynamics will conduct research and development work in additional areas including hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety. The contract also supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options, future submarine concepts and core technologies. (more…)