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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 […]


Rhode Island manufacturing jobs created

Posted on September 2, 2016

New labor statistics show that Rhode Island manufacturing jobs were added this month. The Manufacturing sector reported a gain of 300 jobs in June, regaining half of the 600 jobs lost in May. Manufacturing employment is up 800 from a year ago. The Accommodation & Food Services sector also added 300 jobs since May. This […]


Rhode Island healthcare jobs added

Posted on September 2, 2016

Rhode Island healthcare jobs have been added, according to the latest labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2016 was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down half of a percentage point from the June 2015 rate. Estimated nonfarm […]


Private sector jobs in New Jersey grow

Posted on August 5, 2016

A new report from ADP highlights the number of private sector jobs in New Jersey and other states. According to the report, payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 61,000 jobs in July, down from 86,000 in June. Employment at companies with 50-499 employees increased by 68,000 jobs, up from last month’s […]


Students getting prepared for Rhode Island jobs

Posted on August 4, 2016

Technical schools and are busy helping students get the skills needed for Rhode Island jobs. Through a partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat, six career and technical schools will be able to offer training to prepare students for careers in marine industries. “A year ago, Electric Boat began working with the R.I. Department of Education […]


Hospitality jobs in Long Island are created

Posted on August 4, 2016

Some incentives are creating more hospitality jobs in Long Island. Some economic incentives have been approved to lure a company from Connecticut to Westerly, support the rehabilitation of an old mill into a mixed use development, and support the construction of a new hotel in downtown Providence. The projects moving forward are aided by Rebuild Rhode […]


State hires for marketing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on August 4, 2016

The state has secured a key hire for marketing jobs in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor announced that Ocean State native Lara Salamano will serve as the new Chief Marketing Officer at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Salamano, a native Rhode Islander, graduated from the University of Rhode Island and comes to […]


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