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Ferry reopens to increase Rhode Island hospitality jobs

Posted on May 6, 2017

The ferry has reopened, which will increase travel to Rhode Island hospitality jobs. The ferry service is between Providence and Newport. Last year thousands of people took advantage of the service enjoying picturesque Narragansett Bay. For the 2017 season, RIDOT has increased service to provide more trips with an additional roundtrip ferry each day and […]


Award to boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on May 6, 2017

An award is being given to local companies that will boost Rhode Island jobs. Six Rhode Island companies have been selected to receive Innovation Vouchers intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships and give Rhode Island a competitive edge that will help the state grow and attract business. “Our Innovation Grants give startups the spark […]


Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on April 9, 2017

One report shows that healthcare jobs in Rhode Island have grown. The RI Department of Labor and Training asaid that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2017 was 4.5 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised January rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down nine-tenths of a percentage […]


State hires for management jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on April 3, 2017

The state has made a key hire for management jobs in Rhode Island. Shoshana M. Lew will assume the duties of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lew most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). In this position, she managed the teams that developed […]


Rhode Island trade jobs grow

Posted on April 3, 2017

New labor statistics show how Rhode Island trade jobs are growing. the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2017 was 4.5 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised January rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down nine-tenths of a percentage point from the February 2016 rate of 5.4 percent. […]


Vendors to create tourism jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on March 6, 2017

Three vendors have been chosen to create more tourism jobs in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that it has selected three vendors to execute its upcoming tourism campaign. At this month’s meeting, the Commerce Corporation Board voted to authorize the Commerce Corporation to enter into agreements with NAIL Communications, the RDW […]


Company creating food service jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on March 3, 2017

One company has announced its expansion and creation of more food service jobs in Rhode Island. United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) intends to significantly expand its footprint in Rhode Island, with plans to hire 100 new full-time employees by the end of 2018 and a total of 150 new full-time employees by 2020. UNFI is […]


Rhode Island jobs reevaluated

Posted on February 28, 2017

The state labor market and job numbers for Rhode Island jobs were recently reevaluated. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Labor Market Information Division in conjunction with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently completed their annual revision of labor force statistics. This year labor force statistics were revised back to January […]


Company expands and creates Rhode Island jobs

Posted on February 9, 2017

A company is expanding and creating Rhode Island jobs. A.T. Cross, the pen manufacturer, will expand operations, add jobs, and open a new storefront in the new Providence location, which would not have been possible without incentives from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. “Growing businesses, especially ones with such deep and storied history in our […]


Transportation jobs in Rhode Island remain steady

Posted on February 1, 2017

The newest job numbers for last month are in, and they show that transportation jobs in Rhode Island kept the same numbers as the previous month. The RI Department of Labor and Training announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2016 was 5.0 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the […]


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