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Challenge bolsters more entrepreneur jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on March 5, 2019

A new challenge is connecting high schoolers with entrepreneur jobs in Rhode Island. Rhode Island’s second annual Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition that encourages high school students to compete for $10,000 in post-secondary scholarships, has launched. Last year, over 55 students from 18 schools across Rhode Island participated in the Challenge and […]


Grants boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on March 5, 2019

A number of new grants will go towards strengthening Rhode Island jobs. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds local farm and food businesses that $270,000 in grant funding is available to support small businesses and increase the competitiveness of local products in the marketplace. The funding is part of the Local Agriculture […]


Order to affect Rhode Island healthcare jobs

Posted on February 6, 2019

A new order regarding healthcare growth will directly affect Rhode Island healthcare jobs. An executive order establishing an official target for health care spending growth in Rhode Island: 3.2% annual growth through 2022. This is the latest step in the Governor’s ongoing efforts to control health care costs for taxpayers, businesses and patients. Under Governor […]


Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on February 6, 2019

A number of healthcare jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent labor statistics. In December, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 505,000, an increase of 2,200 jobs from the revised November job count of 502,800. Rhode Island has averaged a gain of 800 jobs over the past three months and has 7,100 […]


Education jobs in Rhode Island added

Posted on February 5, 2019

A number of education jobs in Rhode Island have been added, according to recent labor statistics. In December, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 505,000, an increase of 2,200 jobs from the revised November job count of 502,800. Rhode Island has averaged a gain of 800 jobs over the past three months and has […]


Rhode Island unemployment remains low

Posted on January 7, 2019

For the third consecutive month, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate has remained under 4 percent. Rhode Island’s unemployment rate currently stands at 3.8 percent — its lowest since May 1989 — according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data also shows that Rhode Island had 502,700 jobs in […]


Unemployment rate in Rhode Island holds steady

Posted on January 7, 2019

Labor statistics posit that the unemployment rate in Rhode Island has remained unchanged. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor November 2018 was 3.8 percent, unchanged from the October rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the November 2017 rate of 4.5 percent. The number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 502,700, […]


Entertainment jobs in Rhode Island decline

Posted on January 7, 2019

Several entertainment jobs in Rhode Island were recently eliminated, according to labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor November 2018 was 3.8 percent, unchanged from the October rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the November 2017 rate of 4.5 percent. In November, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs […]


New rail station may create transportation jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on December 2, 2018

City officials and the Department of Transportation are busy creating more transportation jobs in Rhode Island with the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and Bus Hub. The new intermodal transit center will allow riders to switch modes easily between commuter rail and RIPTA’s statewide bus network. When complete, the commuter rail stop will join […]


Food services jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on December 2, 2018

A number of food services jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor October 2018 was 3.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the September rate of 3.9 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the October 2017 rate […]


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