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Office Jobs in Rhode Island Added by Unemployment Office

Posted on December 10, 2008

Although employment throughout the state is getting lower every day, office jobs in Rhode Island are being added by the state unemployment office. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training recently announced its plan to hire 20 new workers to answer calls from people who have been laid off. Rhode Island currently has an […]

Rhode Island Retail Jobs Get Local Effort

Posted on December 3, 2008

A new initiative could help save local Rhode Island retail jobs. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chairwoman of the Small Business Advocacy Council, recently announced the launch of Buy Local RI, a new economic development initiative to help support local businesses. The initial phase of Buy Local RI will be a public awareness campaign encouraging Rhode […]

Driver Jobs in Rhode Island Cut by RIPTA

Posted on November 18, 2008

Some driver jobs in Rhode Island are being cut. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority‘s board of directors recently approved a move to cut 20 drivers’ jobs and reduce service on 47 bus routes. This is expected to save about $900,000 this fiscal year and $2 million next fiscal year. Officials said service reductions will […]

Insurance Jobs in Rhode Island with Blue Cross Cut

Posted on November 13, 2008

A well-known insurance provider has cut insurance jobs in Rhode Island. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recently announced its plan to cut 74 positions throughout the company, 41 through layoffs and the remainder by not filling vacancies. The positions to be cut include everything from management personnel to rank-and-file employees. According to […]

Rhode Island Manufacturing Job Losses Adding to Recession

Posted on November 7, 2008

The State of Rhode Island currently has the highest unemployment rate in the country, and the loss of Rhode Island manufacturing jobs is only adding to what some are calling a “blue-collar” recession. During September 2008, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state had an unemployment rate of […]

IT Jobs in Rhode Island Add Positions, Other Industries Decline

Posted on October 29, 2008

Those who currently have or are seeking IT jobs in Rhode Island are among the most lucky in the state. Rhode Island‘s information industry was the only one to see an over-the-year increase in jobs during September, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry employed 10,800 workers during […]

Biotech Jobs in Rhode Island Expanding

Posted on October 21, 2008

One company’s expansion will help create new biotech jobs in Rhode Island. Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of sight-saving therapeutics for chronic retinal diseases, recently announced the opening of a new 27,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island. “High tech manufacturing in the biotechnology industry is a critical component of […]

Office Jobs in Rhode Island Created by UNFI Move

Posted on October 16, 2008

The relocation of a company could create new office jobs in Rhode Island. United Natural Foods Inc. recently announced its plans to move its headquarters from Dayville, Connecticut to Providence, Rhode Island in May 2009. The company plans to combine executive and administrative offices by relocating about 150 employees, and will maintain its presence in […]

Rhode Island Jobs Focus on Green

Posted on October 9, 2008

Rhode Island jobs are turning green. Organizations across the country recently held more than 650 events as part of the National Day of Action, stressing the importance of creating green jobs, according to an article by the Providence Journal. Rhode Island held an event at the New England Institute of Technology focused on solar energy, […]

More Rhode Island Jobs Lost

Posted on September 25, 2008

More Rhode Island jobs are being lost, and the state is facing one of its highest unemployment rates ever. During August, Rhode Island saw an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, up from 7.8 percent in July and higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent. This is the state’s highest unemployment rate in 15 […]

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