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Rhode Island software jobs created

Posted on January 4, 2017

One company is bringing Rhode Island software jobs to the state. Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, will expand its operation in downtown Providence by more than 400 percent. Governor Gina M. Raimondo made a major jobs announcement of the week today during a State Room press conference with senior executives from […]

Johnson and Johnson create Rhode Island technology jobs

Posted on January 4, 2017

One large company is expanding and creating Rhode Island technology jobs. Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and data analytics to create software applications that will serve to improve health outcomes. The center expects to fill approximately 75 highly-skilled […]

Finance jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on December 10, 2016

New labor statistics posit that finance jobs in Rhode Island have risen. Estimated nonfarm payroll in Rhode Island totaled 492,400 in October, reflecting a gain of 1,700 jobs from the revised September estimate of 490,700. October snaps two consecutive months of job declines which totaled 800 jobs. Since January 2016, a total of 3,900 jobs […]

Manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island decrease

Posted on December 10, 2016

The number of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island have decreased, according to recent labor statistics. Employment in the Professional & Business Services sector rose by 900 in October, fueled by job gains reported in the professional & technical services and administrative & waste services subsectors. Over the year, the number of jobs within the Professional […]

Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island created

Posted on December 10, 2016

A number of healthcare jobs in Rhode Island have been added, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor. The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment in professional and business services rose by 63,000 in November […]

Sourcing solution promotes Rhode Island jobs

Posted on November 8, 2016

A new sourcing solution is connecting job seekers to Rhode Island jobs. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is a public-private partnership that meets the hiring needs of employers by offering customized talent sourcing solutions to place qualified long-term unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions. State officials credited the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, which along […]

Rhode Island jobs lost

Posted on November 8, 2016

Some Rhode Island jobs were lost last month, according to recent jobs statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2016 was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the August rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is unchanged from the September 2015 rate of 5.6 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in September […]

Construction jobs in Rhode Island added

Posted on October 10, 2016

New employment data shows that construction jobs in Rhode Island were added. Estimated nonfarm payroll in Rhode Island totaled 490,800 in August, reflecting a loss of 700 jobs from the revised July estimate of 491,500. On average, the state added 1,400 jobs over the past three months and now has 5,800 more jobs than a […]

Rhode Island unemployment increases

Posted on October 10, 2016

The Rhode Island unemployment rate has increased, according to recent employment data. The RI Department of Labor and Training announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2016 was 5.6 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the July rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down two-tenths of a percentage […]

Are employers wanting to raise the minimum wage for Rhode Island jobs?

Posted on October 3, 2016

Some employers may be thinking about raising the minimum wage for Rhode Island jobs, among other jobs, according to a recent Careerbuilder survey. This year employers think minimum wage should be raised more than ever before. Only 5 percent of all employers believe the federal minimum wage ($7.25 per hour) is fair. The majority (67 […]

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