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Archive for October, 2011

Corrections facility hires for Rhode Island law enforcement jobs

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

A corrections facility announced it has made a key hire for Rhode Island law enforcement jobs.

Lou Cerbo of Cranston has become the RIDOC’s Clinical Director/Psychologist, effective October 11, 2011. In this capacity, Dr. Cerbo is responsible for mental health and substance abuse treatment within the state’s correctional facilities. He replaces Dr. Fredric Friedman who retired in December of 2010. (more…)

Company plans to hire for Rhode Island sales jobs

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

TMS Funding said this month that it plans an aggressive hiring campaign to recruit people for Rhode Island sales jobs.

The wholesale mortgage lender of Total Mortgage Services, LLC, announced it is actively hiring new Account Executives to help expand its wholesale lending market position throughout the 21 states and Washington, DC in which it is currently licensed for wholesale mortgage production. TMS Funding is recruiting high quality Wholesale Account Executives with two-plus years of experience and a current mortgage broker base funding Conventional, FHA, USDA and Jumbo loans.

The wholesale lender is offering a highly competitive compensation package and access to some of the lowest mortgage rates and best-in-class operational support in the mortgage industry. (more…)

Rhode Island management jobs could take a hit

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Rhode Island management jobs may suffer after a surprising announcement from retail store Gap this week.

Gap said it it closing several hundred of its brick-and-mortar stores in America to open several more in China and to focus on its online sales.

In a press release, the company said it ?expects the division to hit $1.5 billion in revenue by the end of this year, on track to reach $2 billion in revenue and operating income of $500 million by the end of fiscal 2014. (more…)

Rhode Island jobs get a boost from local business

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Rhode Island jobs may be climbing, according to a new survey.

Caution and seasonality are influencing hiring expectations for the fourth quarter as employers assess ongoing barriers to economic growth and wrap up 2011. This is according to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals conducted by Harris Interactive from August 16 to September 8, 2011.

Consistent with trends typically seen at the tail end of the calendar, employers anticipate a moderate slowdown in hiring. Twenty-one percent of hiring managers reported that they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in Q4, down from Q3, but on par with 2010.

Employers also report they are hiring for Long Island jobs.
The tempered plans for Q4 follow a slightly softer recruitment picture in Q3. In terms of actual hiring, 26 percent of employers reported they added full-time, permanent headcount in Q3. While better than the same period in 2010, this is down three percentage points from Q2 2011 – reflecting a more hesitant hiring environment in the face of rising commodity prices, a volatile stock market, concerns over Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and other global issues.

“While hiring is historically slower in the fourth quarter, recent world events and a structurally impaired U.S. economy are causing employers to be a little more guarded,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Job creation levels are not yet high enough to drive down the unemployment rate, but the hiring trends we’ve seen through our surveys and on our job site still indicate an overall positive sentiment among employers. For eight consecutive quarters, 20 percent or more of employers reported adding new jobs and the same is expected for Q4.”

More than one-in-four hiring managers (26 percent) reported they hired full-time, permanent staff in the third quarter, up slightly from 25 percent last year, but down from 29 percent in Q2. While staff reductions slightly improved year-over-year – 11 percent reporting a decrease in headcount in Q3 2011 compared to 12 percent in 2010 – it was unchanged sequentially. Sixty-two percent of employers reported their staff levels stayed the same in Q3 while 1 percent were unsure.

Dept. gets $1 mil to hire for law enforcement jobs in Rhode Island

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The Providence Police Department has been given a federal grant totaling $1.3 million to hire for law enforcement jobs in Rhode Island.

The money will be used to hire more police officers to keep citizens safe.

It is expected that the money will cover the officers’ salaries and benefits.

Approximately five brand-new police officers can be hired with the funds. (more…)