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Workplace act to affect Rhode Island jobs

Posted on September 7, 2018

A new workplace pact may affect many Rhode Island jobs. The Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act took effect on July 1, 2018. Under the law, Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees will be required to offer paid sick and safe leave for employees to care for themselves, family members and/or members […]


Transportation jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on September 4, 2018

The latest labor statistics show that transportation jobs in Rhode Island have grown. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor July 2018 was 4.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the June rate of 4.3 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down three-tenths of a percentage point from the July 2017 rate of […]


Festivals to create more Rhode Island tourist jobs

Posted on August 1, 2018

A number of festivals will create more Rhode Island tourist jobs. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Newport Festivals Foundation (NFF) have reached a license agreement that will keep the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals in Newport for 25 more years. Standing hand in hand on the Newport Folk Festival stage, […]


New act to affect Rhode Island jobs

Posted on August 1, 2018

A new workplace act will affect many Rhode Island jobs. The Department of Labor and Training reminds Rhode Island employers that the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act takes effect on July 1, 2018. Under the law, Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees will be required to offer paid sick and safe […]


Manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on August 1, 2018

The number of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent labor statistics. The Rhode Island economy continued an upward trend in June, as the nonfarm employment level of 502,400 was up 2,500 jobs from the revised May employment level of 499,900. June marks three consecutive months of job gains in Rhode Island, […]


Company creates Rhode Island manufacturing jobs

Posted on July 7, 2018

One company is expanding and creating more Rhode Island manufacturing jobs. Biotechnology company Rubius Therapeutics is planning to establish a manufacturing facility in Rhode Island that will create 160 high-skilled jobs in manufacturing, biotech operations and other support functions. Rubius intends to invest up to $155 million over a more than five-year period to renovate […]


Retail jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on July 7, 2018

Retail jobs in Rhode Island are increasing, according to recent labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2018 was 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the April rate of 4.5 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is unchanged from the May 2017 rate of 4.4 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was […]


Changes to sick leave to affect Rhode Island jobs

Posted on July 7, 2018

New changes to sick leave will soon be affecting Rhode Island jobs. The Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act takes effect on July 1, 2018. Under the law, Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees will be required to offer paid sick and safe leave for employees to care for themselves, family members […]


Company to create manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on May 28, 2018

Several companies are growing and creating more manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island. State officials said partnerships were approved with four companies bringing a total of more than 2,000 permanent jobs, $800 million in private development and more than 1,000 construction jobs to Rhode Island. Over 15 years, these four projects will add $118 million in […]


Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on May 28, 2018

The number of healthcare jobs in Rhode Island has climbed, according to recent labor statistics. Estimated nonfarm payroll in Rhode Island totaled 499,300 in April, reflecting a gain of 900 jobs from the revised March estimate of 498,400. The number of Rhode Island based jobs are up 7,200 from April 2017. The Manufacturing sector added […]


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